At this level of collegiate bowling, you can honestly give about any of the 16 teams involved in the ITC a realistic shot at winning. A team can have all the physical talent in the world and lack the mental ability to win. If the ITCs were over after the 64 games of qualifying then you could give about 3-5 teams a shot at winning, but that isn't the case. In the match play format and single elimination TV finals, how well and technically sound your 5-8 players are is thrown out of the window. The talent of your lineup is not indicative of how well they will throw shots and make sound decisions under the pressure of a match game. With that being said, the teams that have been winning all year like your Saginaw Valley's, Fresno's, Lindenwood, WPU, and Witchita's have the best odds, but in a best of 7 match and not knowing who and what will be affected by transition no one really has the edge over the other. It's almost like predicting who is going to win a tour stop the week before qualifying. You know there's going to be certain players at the top, but it's just about impossible to make a "smart bet".
I know I probaly rambled off in circles, but from a sentimental standpoint I'd love to see SJU, WPU, or SVSU take the cup just because I love what they do with their programs and the level of passion their players perform at.
Good luck to all of the participants!