It’s March, which means the bracketology predictions are going to come faster and furious-er than ever before.
After having slipped down to a No. 3 seed in some predictions, the Cats are starting to work their way back up the list. USA Today listed them as a No. 2 seed in the Midwest Region.
They have Kansas as a No. 1 seed, and Duke as a No. 3 seed. The only other potentially intriguing matchup for Kentucky in that region is one of proximity, as the Cincinnati Bearcats are predicted in the same region as a 5 seed.
Meanwhile, CBS Sports also has Kentucky on the two line, in the East Region. They have Villanova as the 1 seed, and just like USA Today they have Duke as the 3 seed.
NBC Sports still has Kentucky on the three line. They have the Cats in the South Region, with North Carolina as the No. 1 seed (yes, that team that Kentucky already beat). They also have familiar foes UCLA (2 seed) and West Virginia (5 seed) in the same region.
There’s great uncertainty around where Kentucky will be. Some sources are projecting them as a 3 seed, while some experts are still saying they have a chance to be a No. 1 seed.
Joe Lunardi just said that because UNC lost, Louisville, the Pac-12 champ (Oregon) & Kentucky are now back in the hunt for a 1-seed.— Tyler Thompson (@MrsTylerKSR) February 28, 2017
Speaking of, ESPN’s Joe Lunardi has Kentucky landing in the South Region as the 2 seed with the Tar Heels as the 1 seed.
Arizona as the 3 seed also helps make this a pretty tough draw for the Cats. Even Syracuse potentially in the second round would be a challenge since they thrive off zone defense, something that’s given these Cats trouble at times this season.
Which of these projections do you like most for Kentucky?