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Bring on the Charleston Southern/Texas Southern winner!!!

The world doesn’t even know what Kentucky’s starting five will be next season, but that’s not stopping Joe Lunardi from sending the Cats to Los Angeles as the West region’s No. 1 seed in his first bracketology for the 2013 NCAA Tournament.

Lunardi projects Indiana, Louisville, Kentucky, and Kansas as the four number one seeds, with Louisville’s opening round being played in Lexington in a region that doesn’t even have a location yet. In the West, Kentucky is poised for another Elite Eight battle with Baylor, if the Bears can get by Michigan in the Sweet 16.

This is just ridiculous. ESPN needs to send Lunardi to the beach for the summer.

Joe Lunardi’s Bracketology

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

29 Comments for Bring on the Charleston Southern/Texas Southern winner!!!



  1. ready freddie
    1:18 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Foist!



  2. Screwedagain
    1:19 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Toughest draw again…we’ve been bent over like Christian Laetner!



  3. David Elswick
    1:22 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    I like year-round Bracketology – beats baseball, golf, NASCAR, etc. IMO

    Besides the NBA playoffs, the summer is sports drought for me.



  4. you said it
    1:23 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    #9 is looking fine!



  5. Final Four Fred
    1:23 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    He needs to go away & come back on the Saturday before Selection Sunday. How in the hell do you get a job like his?



  6. Real UK Fan
    1:25 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Have to disagree with the Mr. Franklin. It is predictions at this time of year that keep things fun. I hope that Mr. Lunardi will make regular updates based on what information he might have. We may see some new recruits and there can be injuries and coaching changes, all of which could have an impact on the winners and losers next year. No reason to stop putting out brackets just because the old season is finished. It won’t be long until another season starts up and we all need to be prepared. Having said all that, I don’t think UK will be in the west. My guess is they will again be the overall number 1 seed and will be placed as close to home as possible.



  7. Bobby
    1:28 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    This bracketology has Missouri in the Big 12, so it must not be completely accurate.



  8. Jeremy San Diego
    1:30 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    I’ll take those matchups



  9. SexnNursinHomes
    1:30 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    2- no doubt, The NCAA is trying to screw us before next season even starts. I hate you mark emmerts



  10. iamthebobcat
    1:32 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Where’s FIU?? Lunardi must have done this before he heard the hottest young coach in America had been hired!



  11. bluesince66
    1:32 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    I know this is a boring time of the year sports wise, but they do need to put Lunardi away at least until some games are played. I didn’t see his final predictions last year, of course he changed things everyday. How close was he on his last bracket?



  12. Mudcreekmark
    1:34 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    5) I agree with you. What kind of person would even look at brackets right now? If you click on his bracketology only a couple of weeks after the NC game, you may need to seek some help.



  13. the Big Dog
    1:35 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    This is ridiculous. I can see taking an educated guess at next years top teams, but brackets? Having said that, I hope he’s right.



  14. Mudcreekmark
    1:35 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Any one of us could put up brackets right now and be just as accurate as he will be.



  15. Lunardi is mothership smurf
    1:35 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Please stop citing that network, that website unless it is actually worth time. bracketology is worthless because if you follow hoops you can predict it on your own, if you do not follow why would you care anyway? gd just please stop make it all go away.



  16. Mudcreekmark
    1:38 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    I think its way too early to have us rated in the top 5. We don’t even know our roster yet and some idiots have us as the number one team going into next year. Only returning player is Wiltjer who played about 10 minutes a game. The media gives no credit to Cal for the last 20 years for his coaching ability and now they think he can bring in a totally new team and dominate. I sorry guys, but I think we are going to lose at least 8 to 10 games next year.



  17. dangit
    1:39 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Adam Zagoria says source confirms TJ, AD, and Teague will all go pro. Expects Lamb and MKG too as well.



  18. Mudcreekmark
    1:41 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Lunardi is like Jimmy The Greek, he gets paid big bucks for his bad predictions. I could predict the results of games better than Jimmy The Greek and he made millions for his opinions.



  19. GoCats2
    1:44 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    I think Sean Miller should be fired if he brings in the #2 ranked recruiting class at Arizona and ends up as a 5 seed!



  20. uklaw95
    1:45 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    That’s BS! Arizona or San Diego State in L.A.?!?! As usual, the NCAA is trying to screw us. Oh and the distraction of Tubby is great, also.



  21. gary
    2:02 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    this is getting rediculous.



  22. shelbycat
    2:14 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    espn does NOT need to send lunardi to the bench for the summer – they need to send him to the bench permanently. That guy gets paid to do what most avid fans could do just as well. For crying out loud, how hard is it to just “pick the field” – half are auto qualifiers, the majority of the other teams are no brainers. The hard part is picking the seeds, locations, and matchups – after the top 2 seeds in each regoin, lunardi gets everything wrong.



  23. CaliUKFan
    2:45 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    This actually would be a fairly difficult region. Minnesota has a banger in Mbakwe and San Diego State returns an experienced squad — particularly in its backcourt. Arizona is as talented as us and I don’t see them as a 5 seed. Gonzaga is solid and Michigan has the talent to be a 1 or 2 seed. Through in an improved St. Louis team and a talented Baylor squad and you’re looking at the hardest region by far.



  24. CaliUKFan
    2:46 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    *Throw



  25. David Elswick
    2:46 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    1) Those of you who don’t like Bracketology – Don’t read it. Your problem solved.
    2) Unless Lamb, Teague, or Gilchrist come back, UK will not be a 1 seed.



  26. RYNO
    2:50 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Is this an NIT bracket or NCAA, cause Lunardi has UNC as a #2 seed.



  27. RYNO
    2:53 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    He also has UNC winning the ACC Tournament!?!? WTF Joe? If they couldn’t win it this year with this team, why on Earth would they have a better shot at winning it next year?



  28. John Ellis
    3:03 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    I don’t like the matchup with Minnesota in the second game. Exactly the kind of game Tubby wins. Now I’ll fret all year.



  29. barn
    3:59 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    why the hell are we in the west? we’re going to be the overall #1 seed aren’t we? otherwise i like it, i’m only 30 min from ud arena. lousevill and whooziers #1 seeds? never happen