With a few games remaining to be played on Sunday that could shake things up—although Sunday games have seemed almost meaningless in the past (i.e. Kentucky vs Texas A&M last year)—the brackets are starting to take shape.
Joe Lunardi at ESPN keeps Kentucky on the 2 line in the South Region with UNC, but moves UCLA to the 3 in that region. Kentucky’s path would theoretically consist of Kent St., Miami/Providence, and UCLA/Wisconsin.
Lunardi went against the grain of many in sports media, placing Duke as the two seed in the Midwest region with Oregon as the 3 seed and Kansas the 1 in that region.
Baylor and Arizona join Kentucky and Duke as 2 seeds. Florida is the second highest-ranked SEC team with a 5 seed.
Here is a look at Lunardi’s projection for the South Region.
Over at CBS, Jerry Palm puts together an interesting scenario in the South Region, with Duke as the 1 seed and Kentucky as the 2 seed. Palm has Baylor as the 3 seed in the South Region.
Arizona, UNC, and Oregon are the other 2 seeds in Palm’s projection.
USA Today has a similar setup with Duke being the 1 seed and Kentucky the 2:
Duke being named a 1 seed would be an unprecedented move by the tournament selection committee, as no eight-loss team has ever earned a 1 seed since modern seeding began in 1979.