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Who are the favorites, dark horses for NCAA's automatic bids?

It shouldn't come as too much of a surprise that Zion Williamson and Duke are ACC favorites. Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire

Now that the ball has tipped on a new season, people like yours truly soon enough will turn their focus toward a single number: 36. That's the total of NCAA tournament at-large bids to be awarded on Selection Sunday 2019.