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What will it take for Kentucky to earn a 1 seed?

NCAA Basketball: Kentucky at Alabama Gary Cosby Jr.-USA TODAY Sports

Auburn, Gonzaga, Purdue and Arizona — your four current No. 1 seeds if the NCAA Tournament began today.

The good news for the Kentucky Wildcats is they are currently projected as a No. 2 seed, and the NCAA Tournament is more than a month away.

With Duke currently the only No. 2 seed projected ahead of the Wildcats, how can Kentucky move up the chain and secure one of the four No. 1 seeds?

With head-to-head losses against both Auburn and Duke, Kentucky will have their work cut out for them to jump either of the programs. However, with teams like Baylor continuing to fall in back to back weeks, the five teams ahead of Kentucky could do their part in moving Kentucky up the ranks. All Kentucky has to do is make sure they keep winning.

The only two currently ranked teams that remain on Kentucky’s schedule are LSU and Tennessee. While Kentucky could very well run the table, we saw unranked Alabama give Kentucky their all on Saturday. Every team the Wildcats face to end the regular season will of course do the same.

While Kentucky does appear to have all of the “right pieces” this season, they can’t let off the gas, regardless of their opponent. We’re to the point in the regular season where the strength of every win matters and every loss suffered is a significant setback.

What are the chances of Kentucky sneaking in to earn a No. 1 seed? Will they receive some help from the teams currently ranked above them? Can the Wildcats run the table?

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Headlines

John Calipari has his swagger back - Vaught’s Views

This team has all the pieces.

Kentucky WBB fall 73-64 to Texas A&M - Kentucky Sports Radio

Just too many turnovers.

Collins shines off bench in Kentucky’s 66-55 win at Bama - Cats Illustrated

Another Wildcat steps up in a road victory.

UK continues to move up in latest Bracketology - Kentucky Sports Radio

Will the Wildcats be able to grab a 1 seed?

Coach Steve Nash says Brooklyn Nets are not trading James Harden - ESPN

The Nets are such a rollercoaster.

Quarterbacks combine for six interceptions in first half of Pro Bowl - Yahoo!

Does anyone even watch this event?

Half of a T206 Honus Wagner card sells at auction for $475,960 - ESPN

Sheesh.

Cavaliers acquire Caris LeVert from Pacers for Ricky Rubio, picks - Yahoo!

Quick “rebuild” for the now-winning Cleveland Cavaliers.