The Jayhawks will make their 24th straight appearance in the tournament next month, which is the third longest in NCAA history behind North Carolina’s 27-year streak and Arizona’s 25 straight years.
The next three schools on the active list are all vying for a No. 1 seed in this year’s tourney: Duke (17 straight trips), Michigan State (15) and Gonzaga (14).
Wisconsin and Texas also have 14-year streaks on the line, with the Badgers appearing to be comfortable while Rick Barnes’ Longhorns will need to win the Big 12 Tournament to stay alive.
No other schools have streaks longer than seven.
Kansas State is one of 25 schools with a current streak of at least three years.
It’s not polesitter Danica Patrick. She’s tied for the 15th favorite on Sportsbook.com, going off at 25-1 odds.
Tony Stewart, who hasn’t won the race before and starts 13th Sunday, is Sportsbook’s 8-1 favorite, followed by Kevin Harvick (9-1), Kyle Busch (10-1) and 2012 winner Matt Kenseth (10-1).
Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski starts at 12-1, while Emporia’s Clint Bowyer is an 18-1 option.
The British bookies give Kyle Busch (8-1) and Harvick (8-1) a better chance.