The college basketball season is gearing up, and Bodog.com has released the preseason odds for winning the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship. Syracuse University is given 12-1 odds of cutting down the nets next March. Only North Carolina (7-2), Kentucky (9-2), Ohio State (15-2) and Duke (10-1) have better odds. Connecticut and Louisville are also 12-1.
St. John's is listed as 25-1 to be the national champion. The Red Storm open their 2011-2012 season Monday night against William & Mary.
The Seton Hall Pirates have a 125-1 shot at the title, and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 200-1 underdogs to become national champions.