On December 7th, the Wildcats were a 2 seed in the south region where Kansas was the No. 1. The newest seeding puts Kentucky at No. 3 in the west region where Wichita State takes the top spot.
Of course, Kentucky has only played one quality opponent in Kansas and that was a loss. However, the upcoming schedule of Virginia Tech, UCLA, and Louisville could help Kentucky’s RPI and raise their seed...if they are able to get some wins.
However, looking at this region I think Kentucky fans would be happy to sign up for this today. No Duke, Michigan State, North Carolina, or Kansas? This route would be manageable for the young Wildcats if they are firing on all cylinders at that point.
Slow night on the schedule, but not for bracket debates. Have at it! https://t.co/Hq49ebvNzt— Joe Lunardi (@ESPNLunardi) December 15, 2017
It should also be noted that Lunardi has seven SEC teams slated to make the big dance: Kentucky, Florida, Texas A&M, Alabama, Arkansas, Missouri, and Tennessee. Texas A&M would be the top seed from that group as a No. 2 in the midwest region, where their path to the Final Four would run through both Kansas and Michigan State.
So do you think a No. 3 seed is appropriate for this group of Wildcats? Would you be excited or bummed about the region they are currently projected to be in?