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The odds appear to be in the Arizona Wildcats' favor

Arizona's Nick Johnson, center, puts up a reverse layup against UCLA in the second half during the championship game of the NCAA Pac-12 conference college basketball tournament, Saturday, March 15, 2014, in Las Vegas. UCLA won 75-71. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Arizona Wildcats fans are fans of Nate Silver, too.

The analyst of many things, perhaps best known for correctly picking all 50 states in the last presidential election, took his algorithms to ESPN's FiveThirtyEight.com.

And since the NCAA Tournament brackets have been released, it's only natural that one of the inaugural pieces from the site is a breakdown of March Madness.

In the story, Silver and Matthew Conlen broke down the odds for every team to reach every round, with the Wildcats having the best odds to advance to the Final Four, at 42 percent.

Unfortunately for the UA, though, that's about as far as they would be expected to go. According to the results, the Wildcats have just the third-best odds to reach the national championship game, at 23 percent, trailing Florida and Louisville.

And as for their chances of winning the second national championship in school history? Well, The Wildcats have just a 13 percent chance of doing that.

About the Author


School: University of Arizona

When you started with Bonneville Phoenix: Fall 2008, right before Cardinals Super Bowl run

Favorite sports memory: Being at Game 7 of the 2001 World Series with my dad

Favorite all-time athlete: Larry Centers

Favorite sports movies: The Sandlot, Rookie of the Year, Jerry Maguire

Most crushing sports moment: Grew up in Arizona and went to UA from 2002-06. In short, there are too many to name just one.

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