Talking season is always fun, especially when it’s about March Madness.
On Friday afternoon, Jerry Palm of CBS Sports released his updated thoughts on what the 64-team tournament will look like. You can see what his full bracket looks like here.
The Kentucky Wildcats came in a fairly solid position as a 3 seed in the Midwest. Palm has them matched up with Wright State in the 3 vs. 14 matchup, which would take place in Pittsburgh.
After a historically-bad season, there is obviously a lot of faith in John Calipari and the offseason additions he made for Palm to place them so highly this early on.
Outside of Kentucky were the No. 1 seeds in Gonzaga (West), UCLA (South), Texas (East), and Kansas (Midwest). This projection obviously means Kentucky and Kansas could face off twice next season since they square off in the regular season.
There are only three other SEC teams to make the tournament in Alabama (4 seed), Arkansas (4 seed), and Tennessee (6 seed).
For other Kentucky programs, you will find Eastern Kentucky makes the dance as a 14-seed, and Louisville barely make it in as a team that is in one of the last four in slots.
It is still early, and obviously a lot is going to change over the course of the next three months before the season even starts, but it is always fun to see the path Kentucky might have to take if they want to win their ninth championship this season.