We are officially two weeks away from Selection Sunday and the kickoff to the greatest event in sports. Before that, the Cats have a mid-week tilt with Vanderbilt, before finishing off the season in College Station against Texas A&M.
Next week will also bring us the start of the SEC Tournament. I went through and looked at what the bracket would look like if the season ended today:
First off, one note to make is the 5/6 seed between Alabama and Ole Miss. SEC rules state that a tie-breaker must be broken via head-to-head record. The two teams have not met this season, but will for the first time on Tuesday. If the head-to-head record is still tied, it goes to record against the #1 seed, which for both teams is 0-1. The next step is a coin flip administered by the SEC Commissioner. To keep my bracket accurate, I flipped a coin, which gave Alabama the 5-seed over Ole Miss.
If this bracket would stand, I would be a little worried about Kentucky’s chances. A matchup with Georgia especially worries me. If there is one team that has given the Cats fits all year it’s the Bulldogs. If Kentucky can get through their first game, they would be tasked with facing either South Carolina or Alabama. Again, both of these teams do worry me, but I would feel confident with a possibility of advancing to the SEC Championship, against almost certainly Florida.
What do you think? If this bracket stands, how far would Kentucky advance?