NCAA Tournament 2013 Predictions: Louisville, Ohio State, Gators and Indiana Final Four Favorites

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Mar 18, 2013 01:14 PM EDT
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Louisville Cardinals head coach Rick Pitino instructs guard Peyton Siva (L) while playing the Syracuse Orange during the second half of their NCAA men's championship final basketball game at the 2013 Big East Tournament in New York, March 16, 2013. (Photo : REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine) "

The 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball bracket is out and the analysts have made their picks as to who they favor in the Final Four matchup. Check if your team is their favorite to make the Final Four despite the Louisville Cardinals, Ohio State Buckeyes, Florida Gators and Indiana Hoosiers being the overall favorites to win out their respective regions. 

Guys like Dick Vitale, Jay Bilas and Jay Williams give their picks out of ESPN's college hoops analysts. 

Here's what it looks like. 

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Analyst

Midwest

West

South

East

Jay Bilas

Louisville

Ohio St.

VCU Rams

Indiana

Eamonn Brennan

Louisville

Ohio St.

Florida Gators

Indiana

Rece Davis

Louisville

Gonzaga

Gators

Indiana

John Gasaway

Louisville

Ohio St.

Gators

Indiana

Seth Greenberg

Louisville

Gonzaga

Kansas Jay.

Indiana

Andy Katz

Louisville

Gonzaga

VCU Rams

Miami (FL)

Jason King

Louisville

New Mexico

Gators

Indiana

Myron Medcalf

Louisville

Ohio St.

Georgetown

Indiana

Dana O'Neil

Louisville

Ohio St.

VCU Rams

Indiana

Digger Phelps

Michigan St.

Ohio St.

Georgetown

Miami

Robbi Pickeral

Louisville

Ohio St.

Kansas Jay.

Miami

Dick Vital

Louisville

Ohio St.

Michigan

Indiana

Jay Williams

Michigan St.

Ohio St.

Kansas Jay.

Miami

 

As you can see, for the most part, No. 1 Louisville is the team these people think will walk out of the Midwest region with a chance to play for the tournament championship. Aside from Louisville, the No. 3 Michigan St. Spartans are the second favorite.

Out of the West, No. 2 Ohio St. is the favorite by far. The No. 1 Gonzaga Bulldogs come in second with a couple of votes and Jason King might have wasted his vote on the New Mexico Lobos. who are No. 3 in the rankings. 

As for the South, there are a couple of mixed predictions. The Gators, who are No. 3 in the region, get the most votes, but the Kansas Jayhawks get three picks tying them with No. 5 VCU Rams. No. 2 Georgetown gets two picks while No. 4 Michigan also gets a vote. This obviously means that it's anyones bracket as no defined favorite is expected to win. 

The Indiana Hoosiers are No. 1 in the East region and they are getting the biggest support from analysts. The Miami Hurricanes are also favorite as they rank second in the East bracket. 

The action takes off on Tuesday with a few spots still up for grabs in the brackets. The second round, where all these teams are expected to be in action tips off on Thursday. 

Click here for the TV schedule of all these games.

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