2024 women’s basketball national title odds: See where LSU stands in quest to repeat

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LSU players celebrate after the NCAA Women's Final Four championship basketball game against Iowa Sunday, April 2, 2023, in Dallas. LSU won 102-85 to win the championship. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

The odds to win the 2024 women’s college basketball national title are out, and the favorites to win the NCAA championship next year are familiar. That includes reigning champion LSU, which is the second-favorite at +700, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. The Tigers likely will return double-double machine Angel Reese as well as coach Kim Mulkey, who seeks her fifth national title.

Given the same odds as LSU is the team the Tigers defeated in Sunday’s national championship game, Iowa, which is also given +700 odds and also figures to return its star player. Caitlin Clark, who averaged more than 30 points during the NCAA tournament, is ineligible for this year’s WNBA draft, so it’s possible she and Reese will have another meeting at next year’s Final Four in Cleveland.

The favorite is UConn at +500. The Huskies’ streak of 14 straight Final Fours ended with an Elite Eight loss this season, but star Paige Bueckers says she’ll come back after missing this season with a knee injury suffered in a pickup game. Also expected to contend for a return to the Final Four is Virginia Tech. The Hokies are at +750, along with Utah, which lost 66-63 to LSU in the Sweet 16.

Indiana checks in at +1000, and then we finally get to South Carolina, the 2022 champion and overwhelming favorite for 2023. The Gamecocks, however, will be in reloading mode after losing Aliyah Boston (projected to be the top pick in the WNBA draft) as well as guards Brea Beal and Zia Cooke. Still, Carolina will be just +1200, along with another NCAA tournament No. 1 seed from this season in Stanford.

Here’s the complete list of odds at FanDuel Sportsbook as of Wednesday for the 2024 women’s NCAA basketball national championship:

UConn +500

LSU +700

Iowa +700

Virginia Tech +750

Utah +750

Indiana +1000

South Carolina +1200

Stanford +1200

Stanford +1200

UCLA +1500

Ohio State +1500

Notre Dame +1500

Maryland +2500

Tennessee +2500

Texas +2500

Ole Miss +5000

Duke +5000

Louisville +5000

Baylor +5000

Nebraska +10000

Washington State +10000

Creighton +10000

Kansas State +10000

Washington +10000

Kansas +10000

North Carolina +10000

Florida State +10000

Colorado +10000

USC +10000

Oregon +10000

Arkansas +10000

Michigan +24000

Villanova +24000

Miami +24000

Florida Gulf Coast +24000

Iowa State +24000

NC State +24000

Arizona +24000

Gonzaga +24000

Oklahoma +24000

Middle Tennessee +24000

Illinois +24000

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