In 2015, it’s the No.1 Kentucky Wildcats and everyone else. Head coach John Calipari and his band of underclassmen are overwhelming 6/5 favorites to win the 2015 NCAA men’s basketball tournament, according to the latest odds from

After claiming the SEC tournament, Kentucky (34-0, 18-0 SEC) and forward Karl-Anthony Towns are not only eyeing a ninth national championship for the storied program but also a perfect season. The last team to cap a perfect regular season with six more wins and the NCAA title was the 1976 Indiana Hoosiers.

The Wildcats earned the No. 1 overall seed in the Midwest Region, and will face either Hampton or Manhattan, two of the teams battling in the first round on Tuesday, in the second round.

After Kentucky, the No. 2 seed Arizona Wildcats are at 15/2, followed by the No. 1 Wisconsin Badgers at 17/2, the No. 1 Duke Blue Devils at 9/1, No. 1 Villanova Wildcats at 10/1 and No. 2 Virginia also at 10/1.

Although it claimed the Pac-12 regular season and tournament title, Arizona was named a No. 2 seed in the West Region. But bookmakers and bettors are evidently banking on the Wildcats to advance in the difficult region that also includes the top seeded Badgers, Pac-12 rival and No. 8 seed Oregon, No. 10 Ohio State, No. 5 Arkansas, No. 4 North Carolina and No. 3 Baylor.

Duke, led by head coach Mike Krzyzewski and big man freshman Jahlil Okafor, slipped a bit after falling to Notre Dame in the ACC tournament semifinals. But with Krzyzewski experience in the tournament, and the Blue Devils owning the fourth-highest scoring offense in the country, they are still a big threat to Kentucky.

The biggest underdogs in the tournament this year are Coastal Carolina, Hampton, Lafayette, Manhattan, North Florida, and Robert Morris, each listed at 1000/1.

Odds to Win the 2015 NCAA Tournament via

Kentucky 6/5

Arizona 15/2

Wisconsin 17/2

Duke 9/1

Villanova 10/1

Virginia 10/1

Gonzaga 16/1

Notre Dame 25/1

Iowa State 33/1

Utah 33/1

Kansas 40/1

Michigan State 40/1

North Carolina 40/1

Baylor 50/1

Oklahoma 50/1

Wichita State 50/1

Louisville 66/1

Maryland 66/1

Northern Iowa 66/1

Arkansas 100/1

Butler 100/1

Georgetown 100/1

Ohio State 100/1

Providence 100/1

SMU 100/1

Texas 100/1

VCU 100/1

West Virginia 100/1

LSU 150/1

St. John’s 150/1

Xavier 150/1

BYU 200/1

Cincinnati 200/1

Indiana 200/1

Iowa 200/1

NC State 200/1

Ole Miss 200/1

Oregon 200/1

Purdue 200/1

San Diego State 200/1

Boise State 300/1

Davidson 300/1

Dayton 300/1

Georgia 300/1

Oklahoma State 300/1

SF Austin 300/1

UCLA 300/1

Wyoming 300/1

Albany 500/1

Belmont 500/1

Buffalo 500/1

E. Washington 500/1

Georgia State 500/1

Harvard 500/1

New Mexico State 500/1

North Dakota State 500/1

Northeastern 500/1

Texas Southern 500/1

UAB 500/1

UC Irvine 500/1

Valparaiso 500/1

Wofford 500/1

Coastal Carolina 1000/1

Hampton 1000/1

Lafayette 1000/1

Manhattan 1000/1

North Florida 1000/1

Robert Morris 1000/1