The popular thing in the national media right now is picking the Cats as a bubble team. Last week’s loss to Texas A&M, who got shellacked by Florida last night, bruised Kentucky’s tournament resume badly, leaving very little margin for error the rest of the season. CBS’ Jerry Palm released his latest bracket this morning, and the Cats didn’t make the cut.
Palm only projects three SEC teams to make the tournament: Florida (as the SEC Champ), Missouri, and Ole Miss. His four number one seeds? Duke, Kansas, Arizona and Louisville. Palm has North Carolina, another elite program struggling this season, playing in the 12-seed play-in game against Iowa State.
Check out Palm’s bracket in full here.