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The 2019 NCAA Tournament bracket is set and our prediction engine has analyzed every play of the 2018-2019 season. Here are the Bracket Voodoo favorites to win this year’s tournament. While this list typically varies from our Power Ranking (since it also incorporates the difficulty of each team’s championship path), this year’s list mirrored our Bracket Voodoo Power Rankings exactly. Duke is the top overall seed, the top ranked team in our Power Rankings , and our pick as the most likely team to take home the title in 2019. With Zion Williamson back and looking healthy for the start of the tourney, Coach K and Duke seem an obvious favorite. However the selection committee threw the No. 1 East seed a curveball, putting Big Ten champ and our No. 5 ranked Michigan State in the East as the No. 2 seed. Duke will also have to go through Virginia Tech , a team they lost to in a short-handed matchup earlier in the season. The Blue Devils’ talent still makes them the favorite, but a tough East Regional will be a harder path than they’d like. Gonzaga is the No. 1 seed in the West, the Bracket Voodoo No. 2 ranked team, and a close second as the favorite to cut down the nets in Minneapolis. In fact they are the most likely team to reach the Final Four because of their projected easier path, edging out Virginia , Duke, and UNC by slim margins at 47 percent. They suffered a surprise upset to the Saint Mary’s Gaels in the WCC championship, but we don’t project that to slow them down. Michigan , Texas Tech , and Florida State are all dangerous teams in the West that could present a challenge, but the Bulldogs have to be happy with their placement. Start a bracket pool to compete against friends or play for the chance to win a college basketball dream trip. Get in the action today! Virginia , the No. 1 seed in the South is in a virtual tie with Gonzaga at just under a 16 percent chance to win. Their path to the Final Four is harder with a potential matchup against No. 6 Tennessee , but if they do reach Minneapolis, at least they won’t be on the same side of the bracket as Duke. After a disappointing loss to Florida State in the ACC Tournament and an unprecedented upset loss to No. 16 seed UMBC in last year’s tourney, you can bet junior Kyle Guy and the Cavaliers will come out fired up and looking to make a statement. UNC , the final No. 1 seed (and third from the ACC), is our 4th most-likely-to-win out of the Midwest region at just under 15 percent. Roy Williams has his squad back in a top slot again and facing the second easiest path to the Final Four, although No. 2 seed Kentucky would like to have something to say about that, and if things […]