It's another strong set of teams in the Big East for 2012/13. Which schools are the basketball odds makers favoring in the futures odds? Nine different schools notched at least 20 wins last year. Can we expect that kind of parity again this season?

Louisville (+850 to win national title) 

Gorgui DiengNot only did the Cardinals win the Big East but they also went out and made a terrific run in the NCAA tournament, getting all the way to the Final Four. 

Louisville returns a number of starters, including Peyton Siva, who was recently named an All-American alongside Cody Zeller, Doug McDermott, Michael Snaer and Deshaun Thomas. Siva was awarded the MVP of the Big East tournament last season and should only improve with another season under his belt. 

The Cardinals also have Wayne Blackshear out in the perimeter, making their backcourt one of the better ones in the nation. Russ Smith and Mike Marra give Rick Pitino depth at the two guard positions, too. 

Then there's Gorgui Dieng, one of the country's best defensive players, and Chane Behanan in the frontcourt. In short, this team is stacked and fully deserves to be this high on the futures list. 

Syracuse (+2000) 

Sure, the Orange lost essentially all of their top performers from last season, but that hasn't really upset their chances of competing for the Big East crown again. 

Gone are seniors Kris Joseph and Scoop Jardine as well as early NBA draft entries Dion Waiters and Fab Melo. 

The only starters who are back in Syracuse are Brandon Triche and C.J. Fair, while James Southerland, Rakeem Christmas, Baye Keita and Michael Carter-Williams should also step up and get more minutes this coming season. 

Jim Boeheim will also have Trevor Rooney available after he decided to redshirt last season because of that stacked backcourt. Recruiting-wise, the Orange have two top recruits in DeJuan Coleman and Jerami Grant coming in. 

Georgetown (+6000), Cincinnati (+6000), Pittsburgh (+6500), Notre Dame (+8000) 

There's a deep dropoff after Louisville and Syracuse with the Hoyas, Bearcats, Panthers, and Fighting Irish all relatively close to one another in the college basketball odds

Within this group, there's a couple senior standouts that could lead their respective teams to glory. 

First is Tray Woodall, the silky smooth point guard for Pittsburgh. Woodall is finally fully healthy and will assume even more responsibility now that Ashton Gibbs has graduated. 

Jack Cooley epitomizes what the Fighting Irish are all about, a hard-working big man who owns the glass when on the court. He was second in the Big East in rebounding last season (8.9 RPG) and added 12.5 points per contest and an excellent 62.5 percent shooting percentage as well. 

Of those four teams, you'd have to think Notre Dame represents the best value. This is a team that's returning all five of its starters from last year. 

Further down...

There's Providence (+10000), Marquette (+10000), Villanova (+11000), Seton Hall (+12000) and South Florida (+20000) who should be competitive in the conference. 

Also, be on the lookout for DePaul's Cleveland Melvin, who averaged 17.5 PPG and 7.4 RPG as a sophomore. His play could help the Blue Demons, the worst team in the Big East last season, become relevant in the conference again. They're listed at +30000 by sportsbooks.