Friends, I’ve got good news and bad news. First, the good: in one week, no more Bracketology! Unfortunately, Joe Lunardi’s latest projections are far from ideal for your Kentucky Wildcats.
Kentucky’s loss to Florida cost them a seed-line in Lunardi’s latest bracket. In his mind, the Cats will be a 6-seed playing the winner of 11-seed Texas or USC in Nashville, setting up a second round game with 3-seed Michigan State. If seeds win out, they would then face North Carolina in the Sweet Sixteen and Kansas in the Elite Eight. Also in the West Region? Four-seed Arizona. Ugh.
CBS Sports’ Jerry Palm didn’t penalize Kentucky for their loss to Florida, setting up a second round game with Charles Matthews and Michigan:
Bracket W.A.G.’s Shelby Mast also has Kentucky as a five seed playing in the South Region:
Considering Kentucky was a five-point underdog at Florida, I’m not sure why Lunardi dropped them a seed-line, but hopefully a good performance in the SEC Tournament will keep them out of the bracket of death.