Giant Killers: Sweet 16 upset odds

The Eagles and Ducks will have to overcome long odds to dance to the Elite Eight. USA TODAY Sports

With the first few rounds of the 2013 NCAA tournament in the books, we now turn our Giant Killing attention to the Sweet 16 and the two teams -- Florida Gulf Coast and Oregon -- that could play spoiler en route to earning berths in the Elite Eight.

Although the upstart Eagles and underrated Ducks looked impressive in round of 32 upsets over San Diego State and Saint Louis, respectively, can they continue their magical rides?

Here's a look at what our model has to say about the upset odds surrounding the two Sweet 16 games with GK implications.


No. 3 Florida Gators versus No. 15 Florida Gulf Coast Eagles
Upset chance:
4.1 percent