With 13 days until Selection Sunday, the nation’s bracketologists have become more frenzied than a pack of gossipy teenagers talking about who’s going to the Big Dance. Here’s a quick run down of where we stand in their eyes this morning:
Last four in: Villanova, Virginia, Massachusetts, Kentucky
First four out: Iowa State, Alabama, Tennessee, Maryland
Next four out: Southern Mississippi, Baylor, Mississippi, Arkansas
(6) Virginia Commonwealth vs. (11) Kentucky/Virginia [South Bracket]
Stevens on Kentucky’s resume and the SEC:
Kentucky predictably fell at Arkansas, a beast of a home-court team that can do little good outside of Bud Walton Arena.
…There’s still enough time for a couple of these teams (Kentucky, in particular) to recover and work their way into the NCAA tournament. But on this particular day, the borderline teams of the SEC were a downright mess.
Last four in: Villanova, Tennessee, Kentucky, Massachusetts
First four out: Iowa State, Maryland, Mississippi, Baylor
Palm on Kentucky’s disappointing weekend:
Kentucky lost at Arkansas, but who doesn’t? If the NCAA tournament was in Fayetteville, the Hogs would be a No. 1 seed. Syracuse is the only team to win there this year.
Lunardi hasn’t updated his brackets since Saturday, when he listed the Cats among the last four out, along with Alabama, Baylor, and Southern Miss.