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Kentucky slides in Lunardi’s adjusted Bracketology

Yesterday, the Selection Committee revealed their top 16 teams for the NCAA Tournament and CBS revealed their updated bracket, which has Kentucky as a seven seed. This morning, Joe Lunardi released his new projections, which have been updated to “incorporate signals from the NCAA Bracket Preview.” After having Kentucky as a five-seed for weeks, Lunardi now has them as an eight-seed in the Midwest Region, playing opening round games in Nashville:

Lunardi has eight SEC teams making it in, the second most from any conference behind the ACC:

  • Auburn (2)
  • Florida (4)
  • Tennessee (4)
  • Alabama (7)
  • Texas A&M (7)
  • Kentucky (8)
  • Missouri (9)
  • Arkansas (10)

Opening round games in Nashville? Yes, please.


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16 responses to “Kentucky slides in Lunardi’s adjusted Bracketology”

  1. KYcats11

    I’d take a higher seed over an opening round in Nashville. As it is with our negative fan base, if we get an 8 seed we wouldn’t fill the stadium even if it was in L-Ville.

  2. az1006

    Would prefer a higher seed, but if you told me i could take this bracket today, I’d do it in a heartbeat. Xavier is probably the weakest of the 1 seeds (at least from a pure talent standpoint) and we’d be playing in Nashville. Given the way things have gone recently, I don’t think we could do much better.

    1. KYcats11

      I’m with you, depending on how the game goes this Thursday, I feel confident that we could beat all of the higher seeds in that bracket.

  3. timewilltell

    Missouri will make the tourney if Porter suits up. Just because the committee sees him as a for-sure TV rating.

  4. Lip Man 1

    After the next few weeks they’ll be fortunate to get a 10 seed. This team just won’t listen and learn when the coaches are trying to teach.

  5. timewilltell

    If this holds true, UK still has to play 5 of these teams in regular season play.

  6. mmmbert

    I just hope we don’t get an opening round game in Lexington, or at Robert Morris.

    1. henderblue


    2. mmmbert


      We have tough games left. I wouldn’t take anything for granted.

  7. BigBlueNationDude

    Everyone quit saying they would take this or that bracket in a heartbeat. They will lose first game of tournament. Does Lunardi do bracketology for NIT?

    1. Booby Petrino

      I would take this or that bracket in a heartbeat.

  8. maximumscott

    Not gonna lie. Id take this in a heartbeat

  9. kjd

    Don’t care about projected seeds. All that matters are seeds announced on selection Sunday in a couple of weeks.

  10. KYJelly

    This is a great bracket. I’d actually give them a chance against Xavier, and with a sweet 16 rematch with WVU or Ohio State, yes that is about a good a draw as you could expect as an 8 seed

  11. ilovekaturday

    If this is our draw we are in trouble. First round exit for us this year.

  12. serdi

    It is almost close to a reasonable bracket and that is exactly why this bracket will not include Kentucky.
    We never come close to getting a reasonable bracket. It wont’t happen this year or ever.