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Where Kentucky stands in Joe Lunardi’s latest Bracketology

Lunardi is picking the Cats to win the National Championship!

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The Kentucky Wildcats got their season off to a great start on Monday night with a 95-63 victory over Howard.

Now that the season is officially underway, Joe Lunardi released an updated Bracketology on Tuesday and the Cats are Lunardi’s favorite to cut down the nets.

Lunardi also has Kentucky as the No. 1 overall seed.

“The season begins with Kentucky — also my national title pick — as the No. 1 overall seed. Why? This bracket is our first to add projected strength of schedule (overall, not just nonconference) to the formula, bumping Gonzaga to No. 2 overall.”

The other No. 1 seeds along with the Cats include the Houston Cougars, Gonzaga Bulldogs, and North Carolina Tar Heels.

However, for some reason, Lunardi has the Cats in the West region instead of playing right down the road in the South region which takes place in Louisville.

If Kentucky played the highest seed possible, their path to the Final Four would be.

As for the conference breakdowns, Lunardi has the Big Ten getting the most teams in with eight making the field.

The SEC is tied for second with the Big 12 and ACC with all three conferences getting seven teams in the tournament.

You can check out the entire updated Bracketology here.