NCAA’s early seeds hold little sway at sports books

By Jesse Granger, Las Vegas Sun

On Saturday afternoon, for the first time ever, the NCAA men’s basketball committee released its current top 16 teams more than a month before the official bracket is announced on March 12.

Las Vegas sports books paid no attention.

“We have our own power rankings and we base our odds on those rankings and the money that we have already received during the course of the season,” said Jay Kornegay, vice president of the Westgate sports book. “These rankings are so early that it’s almost for entertainment purposes only. It’s not influencing any changes in the odds.”

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