The Magic Eight: One of these teams will win the national title

Tuesday January 14th, 2014
Joel Embiid and fellow freshman Wayne Selden and Andrew Wiggins could lead Kansas to another title.
Kansas City Star/Getty Images

Notable Omissions

Jabari Parker has been arguably the best player in college basketball, but can he carry Duke to a championship?
Lance King/Getty Images

Villanova and Iowa: Two highly efficient teams that lack the tourney experience to pull off a title run. The Wildcats bowed out in the first round last season to North Carolina, while no one on the Hawkeyes has been in the Dance. (Kentucky gets a waiver on the tourney-experience requirement due to its abundance of NBA talent, which neither of these teams can match.)

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide — from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Grant Wahl, Andy Staples and more — delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.