The NCAA men�s basketball tournament is set to kick off on Sunday.
The Big East Conference will host the tournament.
The ACC will host, while the Big Ten and Big 12 will play each other.
The tournament will be contested by four teams: Duke, Villanova, Maryland, and Seton Hall.
The ACC will have to make a strong run to finish ahead of Maryland in the East, but Maryland is favored to win.
Seton is the clear favorite.
Duke and Villanova are both expected to win their conference.
Setons season is set for its second consecutive year of conference play, but the Blue Devils have struggled in the past two.
Villanova and Duke are in a three-way tie for the top spot in the ACC, while Maryland and Setons only play each others teams.
The Blue Devils are the clear favorites to win the tournament, but they�re coming off a loss to Villanova in the NCAA Tournament semifinals.
The Badgers have a solid backcourt that could help Maryland’s defense in the early going, and Villanones offense could provide a big boost to the Terrapins.
The Pac-12 will be the second team to be in the bracket.
Arizona State will play Oregon in the quarterfinals, and Stanford will face Washington in the semifinal.
Washington is the only team to win both its conference and tournament games this season.
Oregon State is coming off back-to-back losses to Arizona and Washington, and Washington will be looking to get back on track.
Stanford will face Stanford in the semifinals, and the Cardinal will face USC in the finals.
The Cardinal will have a tough game in the first round, but USC is the favorite to win this one.
The Trojans are the favorite in the conference, and USC is expected to be favored to finish second.
Stanfield is in the middle of a 3-9 season, and they are not expected to make the playoffs this year.
They have a good backcourt, but could struggle against teams with high-level offensive players.
The Pac-10 is the top team in the Pac-8, and is the biggest threat to the Ducks.
Washington and USC are in the mix for the Pac 12 crown, and Oregon and Stanford are in line for the NCAA tournament title.
Stanland has been struggling, and their season is in jeopardy.
The Ducks have been plagued by injuries, and it�s a stretch for the Ducks to make it to the Final Four.
Stanford could be the surprise team to make things interesting in the second half of the season.
The Big East will play Cincinnati in the third round, and Cincinnati is expected as a team to finish with a loss.
The Bearcats have a talented backcourt and have the potential to be a top 10 team in their conference this season, but a loss could hurt their chances of making the tournament and advancing to the NCAA Final Four, which is expected.
Cincinnati is coming into the tournament as a top-25 team in its conference.
The Bears are also expected to reach the NCAA final.
The Cincybacks will be hoping for a strong finish to their season and get back to the postseason.
The Southland Conference will play Georgia Tech in the fourth round, which the Jackets will face in the Sweet 16.
The Yellow Jackets are looking for a win in their first-round matchup with the Bulldogs, but Georgia Tech is the most dangerous team in college basketball.
Tech is also expected for a top four finish in the Southland.
The SEC will play Kentucky in the round of 16.
The Tigers will be playing in the SEC Tournament for the second straight year.
The Tigers are also one of the teams expected to finish in a tie for first place in the division.
The Crimson Tide are the only undefeated team in SEC play, and will be desperate for a first round win.
The Bulldogs are the favorites to make their second straight NCAA Tournament appearance.
The conference has a good team, but needs to find a way to win games against better competition.
The WCC will play Wichita State in the WCC Tournament semifinals, with Wichita State expected to come out on top.
The Shockers are the defending national champions.
Wichita State is expected for the national title, but will need to get a win over top-15 teams like Louisville, South Carolina, and Missouri to secure the trophy.
The AAC will play Baylor in the Round of 32.
The Longhorns are the second best team in NCAA Tournament history, and Baylor is looking to earn a spot in Omaha.
The Aggies have a lot of talent, but are expected to struggle against higher-level competition.
The AAC is also one team expected to improve from last season.
The defending champion is expected, and can be a big threat in the postseason if it can get its offense back on the right track.
The West Coast Conference will