With Christmas nearing and while most College Basketball fans would tell you that March is their Christmas, I’m hear to present you with an early Christmas present. While we’re not even five games into the 2019-20 College Basketball season, I’m hear to present to you my top four contenders for the 2020 National Championship Trophy.
Kansas Jayhawks (+1200):
After a disappointing NCAA Tournament trip last year, this Kansas Jayhawks’ team is poised and ready for a National Championship run. They are already set up as favoruites in their next fixture in according to these NCAAM Odds, that pull real-time college basketball odds & betting lines for upcoming games.They have the coach to do it with Bill Self at the helm, but more importantly they have the depth, size and experience.
Kansas Jayhawks (+1200):
After a disappointing NCAA Tournament trip last year, this Kansas Jayhawks’ team is poised and ready for a National Championship run. They have the coach to do it with Bill Self at the helm, but more importantly they have the depth, size and experience.
After suffering a season opening loss to at-the-time, number fourth ranked Duke, 68-66, the Jayhawks will not only grow from that loss but will be a much better team come March. With size of Udoka Azubuike and David McCormack, combined with the guard play from Devon Dotson, Isaiah Moss and Ochai Agbaji they arguably have the most complete team in College Basketball. Which is why I’m making Kansas my number one overall team to win the 2020 National Championship.
North Carolina (+1600):
Cole Anthony is the best player in College Basketball this season and it’s not even close. I know that we’re not even five games into the regular season and it might sound like a “hot take” but it’s the truth. And I think because of how talented he is, the spotlight has shifted off of his teammates and onto him and as a result the narrative is that North Carolina is only a one man team, when in all reality, they have some other good players as well.
Yes, they were a Sweet 16 team last year that lost, Cameron Johnson, Coby White, Luke Maye and Nassir Little. But Junior forward, Garrison Brooks was apart of that Sweet 16 run and was a solid contributor during that stretch as well. They also have Senior guard, Brandon Robinson who’s set to return soon as he’s recovering from an ankle injury.
Let’s not forget, we saw Kemba Walker carry a Connecticut team back in 2011 to a National Championship. It’s only six games and six wins and Cole Anthony has the potential and talent to do that as well.
Michigan State (+800):
They were a Final Four team last year with a very similar team. However, the most important pieces are Senior guard, Cassius Winston and Junior forward, Xavier Tillman who are both back at Michigan State this year and are ready to finish the fight and bring Sparty another National Championship.
Like the two teams above, the Spartans having the coaching to do so with Tom Izzo. The bigger question will be do they have the depth? Losing guard Matt McQuaid will definitely hurt this team as on nights that Winston or Tillman couldn’t get it going, or even on nights where they continued to trail, McQauid’s shooting ability would literally get them back into games. If the Spartans can find/develop that third guy or a solid role player then I could easily see them repeating themselves with another Final Four run that could turn into them cutting down the nets.