New coach Anthony Grant’s Dayton Flyers are on the board at 250/1 while Thad Matta’s Ohio State Buckeyes are at 150/1, Xavier is 66/1 and Cincinnati is 75/1.
Meanwhile, former UD coach Archie Miller’s new team, Indiana, is sitting at 22/1.
Atlantic 10 rival VCU’s odds are 100/1 while Rhode Island is also at 250/1.
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Of course this is all a bit premature as rosters continue to be shaped and reshaped with players declaring their intention to enter the NBA draft (with the option to return to school) and the transfer market heating up.
If there is anything for the oddsmakers to hang their hats on, though, it’s recruiting.
He has six new players on the way, including five who are rated five-star caliber.
Duke, which lost Franklin graduate Luke Kennard early to the draft Thursday, welcomes the No. 5 class while Xavier checks in at No. 9.
Dayton’s class, which may not stay together because of the coaching change, ranks No. 110.