The Baylor Bears were crowned as the 2020-21 national champions on Monday night after defeating Gonzaga 86-70. As always, the day after the championship oddsmakers begin to open futures odds on who will win next year's title.
As to no surprise, Gonzaga and Baylor are at the top but perennial bluebloods who struggled this year like Duke, Kentucky, and North Carolina are also considered some of the top favorites.
West Virginia on the other hand, has a really good value at +4000. If Taz Sherman and Sean McNeil elect to return to school, the Mountaineers will be loaded with experience. On Monday, WVU added some defensive help with Florida International transfer Dimon Carrigan who can protect the rim and block shots which is exactly what this team missed this past season. Add him to the mix with Derek Culver, Gabe Osabuohien, and a healthy Isaiah Cottrell, and all of a sudden the frontcourt becomes a strength once again for Bob Huggins. It might be a long shot, but WVU at +4000 isn't a bad bet whatsoever.
Below is a look at the top favorites to win the 2021-22 NCAA National Championship, per William Hill Sportsbook:
Florida State +1800
Ohio State +2000
North Carolina +2800
Michigan State +3000
West Virginia +4000
You can follow us for future coverage by clicking "Follow" on the page's top righthand corner. Also, be sure to like us on Facebook & Twitter:
Facebook - @WVUonSI