Not even two road wins could take the Cats off Jerry Palm’s NCAA bubble. In his latest projections, Palm has the Cats as an 11 seed in the Midwest Region, facing off against Travis Ford’s Oklahoma State Cowboys. If they win, they’d likely face Butler, a three seed which I want no part of. Palm’s #1 seed in the Midwest bracket is Michigan, who would open against Davidson (of course they’re in the same bracket as us).
Palm’s other #1 seeds are Duke, Indiana and Kansas. He currently has Louisville seeded fourth in the West bracket and Florida second in the East, despite the Gators being 1st in both the KenPom and Sagarin ratings.