Seed: 7, West
Odds to win: +6000

The one and only No. 7 seed to win it all was UConn back in 2014 so the odds of a run to the title by a team seeded this low are, appropriately, astronomical. But we’ll highlight the Ducks for a few reasons. First, Oregon morphed into a dangerous squad after getting off to a 9-4 start, losing its starting center to a torn ACL early in the season, missing key contributor Will Richardson for a dozen games, and weathering a couple of COVID pauses. Regardless, Oregon still managed to win the Pac-12 regular-season title, went 10-2 in February, features dynamic offensive players in Chris Duarte and Eugene Omoruyi, and is an excellent 3-point shooting team (22nd in the nation). Yeah, they got bounced in the Pac-12 Tournament by rival Oregon State. That shouldn’t stop you from thinking Oregon has second weekend potential, plus it wouldn’t meet Gonzaga until the Elite Eight. If Duarte and company have a hot night shooting they’re capable of bouncing every team in the tournament early, including the Bulldogs.