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Bracketology: Kentucky still a five-seed


With one game left in the regular season, the consensus among bracketologists is Kentucky will be a five-seed. ESPN’s Joe Lunardi has the Cats in the South Region, facing 12-seed Middle Tennessee in Boise, Idaho.

CBS Sports’s Jerry Palm also has Kentucky as a five-seed, playing opening round games in San Diego:

Bracket Wag’s Shelby Mast agrees that the Cats will open play in San Diego, but believes they’ll in the South Region:

If Kentucky beats Florida and makes a good run in the SEC Tournament, the four-seed comes into play. Given the momentum right now, that’s a very legit possibility.

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30 responses to “Bracketology: Kentucky still a five-seed”

  1. A_Blue_Wildcat

    If we play Middle Tennessee as our first game then the committee has a serious bias against us, MT is a top 25 ranked team with a top 30 rpi, how in the hell are they anything worse than a 8 seed.

    1. runningunnin.454

      These are not official.

    2. Daddyof3Ballers

      I thought the same thing! Shows you how accurate these things are. I look at them and idk why, waste of time

  2. luke_emberton

    I’d rather not win the SEC Tourney I wanna lose in the championship game and then gear up for a big run in the real tourney like in 2014

    1. Kevin C

      Historically, that makes sense…but I have my doubts that this team will be able to recover from that loss quickly enough to make a deep run in “THE tourney”.

  3. Kevin C

    If we beat FLA, and win the SEC tourney, we will likely be a 4 seed. Otherwise, we should be happy if we wind up as high as a 5, considering how bad we were prior to the last 4 games.

    1. Kernel Sanders

      The SEC Tourney Championship game has rarely, if ever, been a factor in NCAA tournament seeding.

    2. ballplayerstu

      It never has any influence on seeding. The seeds are set the day before or days before. Who knows.

    3. Ez21

      The committee should take into acct that we were missing Vando for half the year and Quade for a sttretch hopefully so idk that’s true.

    4. ballplayerstu

      And I agree. Even if we lose @ UF but win a game in the SEC, we should still be the highest 5 seed.

    5. ballplayerstu

      Tourny*

    6. Kevin C

      @ ballplayerstu …. Um, NO, it’s tournEy.

    7. ballplayerstu

      Really? Lol

    8. ballplayerstu

      That’s how I shorten it.. is that Ok Kev? Or were you just being funny?

  4. meeksfor3

    How is it that Middle TN is ranked in the top 25 of both polls but is a 12 seed? It can’t be the mid major thing because Wichita St and the Zags were never that low if they were ranked in the top 25.

  5. Han

    I’m a fan of us winning out.

  6. kenny

    If I’m villanova, I don’t like seeing Florida as my 8 seed

  7. BNClay

    Assuming we end up either a 4 or 5 I really only have 2 wishes. 1st get Xavier as the 1 seed. 2nd avoid Arizona as the other 4/5. We would not be able to handle Ayton what so ever.

  8. DerBaron

    How on the world do you have a South Region with 3 of 4 sites not geographically in the South? Detroit??

    1. stl_cat

      Because it’s based on where the Sweet 16/Elite 8 games take place, not opening rounds. For the South region, it’s Atlanta

  9. 4everUKblue

    I would love to see UKBigBoard do another one of his collections of those who guaranteed UK to go to or not even make the NIT.

    1. catsarerunnin

      Don’t feed the beast.

    2. UK BigBoardUpdate

      catsarerunnin December 5, 2017 at 5:44 pm | Permalink | Reply
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      So LeftyMatt had a funeral to attend huh? How sad…and convenient.

  10. BBNBRIAN

    Yep… there’s West Virginia…. again.

  11. ballplayerstu

    Of course, West Virginia & Tenn.. ratings right? I bet tbey will find a way to put the best 1 & 2 seeds what other region were in. Go Cats!

  12. westkycat20

    Not shocking at all…but no one has even mentioned the possibility (unlikely possibility) of playing Murray State in the second round for the first time in program history. If this had been Davidson or Eastern/Morehead, it would have been the top story. No love for western KY.

  13. KYJelly

    Please give me Virginia as our 1 seed.

  14. Lip Man 1

    Middle Tennessee…fans who know UK history should be concerned.

    On the other hand if UK wins guess who they’d get in the second round! (Anybody laughing at Cal’s prediction now?)

    1. runningunnin.454

      Any of us could have predicted WVa; I would also guess UNCheat, Cincinnati, and if UL gets in, they’ll be there too; but I don’t see them winning their last two games.
      Wisconsin, too…..oops, they may not make it.

  15. BigBlueNationDude

    Uk baby woohoo