Let the March Madness begin! The NCAA tournament printable bracket has been officially released and we now know which teams will battle it out for the 2019 NCAA basketball championship. After an exciting five days of conference tournament play, it’s time for the big dance. The Big Ten tournament schedule is also available.

NCAA.com indicates that the first round of games, more commonly referred to as "the play-in round," will take place in Dayton, Ohio on March 19-20. This round, dubbed “the first four” of the College Basketball tourney, will determine which two teams will advance to the big bracket.

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Locations and dates

Rounds one and two will run from March 21-24 in various cities across the US. The cities hosting round one include Hartford, Connecticut, Salt Lake City, Utah, Des Moines, Iowa, Jacksonville, Florida, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Columbus, Ohio, Columbia, South Carolina, and San Jose, California.

The regional rounds will take place from March 28-31. The South Regional will be played in Louisville, Kentucky, while the West Regional action will take place in Anaheim, California. East Regional play is headed to Washington, DC, while the Midwest Regional is set to be held in Kansas City, Missouri.

The final four and national championship game action is scheduled for April 6-8 and will be played at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

No. 1 seeds

The Duke Blue Devils are the No. 1 seed overall and they will be in the East bracket. Virginia is No. 1 in the South, North Carolina took the top spot in the MidWest, and Gonzaga earned the No. 1 slot in the West. You can see every matchup by clicking on the bracket below.

The favorites

Who will win the 2019 March Madness Tournament?

That is anyone's guess. One thing to keep in mind when you fill out your NCAA March madness bracket - a top seed or two will go down. It happens every year. That's why places like ESPN and Yahoo! give away one million dollars to anyone who can pick a perfect bracket - it can't be done!

Heading into play, Duke is the overall favorite to win the March Madness Tournament at +210.

Right behind the Blue Devils are Gonzaga at +800 and Virginia listed at +800. The Kentucky Wildcats are fourth at +900 and rounding out the top five are the North Carolina Tar Heels at +1100.

Last year's champion, the Villanova Wildcats, is listed at 55/1 or +5500. Below is a look at the top 25 favorites to win the 2019 NCAA Championship.

  • Duke +210
  • Gonzaga +800
  • Virginia +800
  • Kentucky +900
  • North Carolina +1100
  • Tennessee +1100
  • Michigan +1200
  • Michigan State +1400
  • Nevada +2500
  • Kansas +2800
  • Texas Tech +3500
  • Iowa State +4000
  • LSU +4000
  • Wisconsin +4000
  • Houston U +5000
  • Marquette +5000
  • Auburn +5500
  • Purdue +5500
  • Villanova +5500
  • Mississippi State +7000
  • Virginia Tech +7000
  • Buffalo +7500
  • Florida State +8000
  • Kansas State +8000
  • Louisville +8000