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ESPN already has a Bracketology for next year

Kentucky doesn’t know what its roster will look like next season, at all, but ESPN’s Joe Lunardi already has the mystery Cats as a No. 2 seed in next year’s tournament.

Lunardi released his way-too-early Bracketology on Wednesday and he projects the Cats as the No. 2 in the Midwest with a first-round game against Montana in Columbus. Kansas is the Midwest’s top seed, followed by UK and then 2018 runner-up Michigan and Virginia Tech to round out the region’s top four seeds.

Duke, Gonzaga and Villanova are the other No. 1 seeds. You can see the entire Bracketology here.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

21 Comments for ESPN already has a Bracketology for next year



  1. sprtphan
    12:05 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

    Isn’t one of the regionals at the Yum Center next year?



    • DrSayre
      2:51 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

      I think you are right… it must be the South. He has UNC as the 2 seed in that region.



  2. BTownUKFan
    12:09 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

    Lunardi di so well this year: ESPN Final Four picks…. Joe Lunardi Virginia, Michigan State, West Virginia, Gonzaga. National Champion 2018: Virginia. Out of 37 ESPN experts only 5 had Villanova had Villanova winning it all. The NC for 21 of them didn’t even make it to the final four. Just remember, don’t bet your house payment based on these guys. The blue octupus could do just as well.



    • UK Big Board Update
      1:53 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

      Thanks. Just cancelled my bet. Thanks. ?



  3. Wildcats_Fan_87
    12:21 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

    This is so stupid! He must not have anything to do except fantasize over brackets everyday.



    • Brutal Hustler
      12:59 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

      To be fair, his job title IS “bracketologist” so he kinda doesn’t have anything else to do…



    • UK Big Board Update
      1:51 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

      IT MAKES SOME PEOPLE SO MAD!!!! LMFAO



  4. BBNDan7
    12:25 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

    Does this man actually get paid to do this?



    • UK Big Board Update
      1:46 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

      Long answer? Yes.



    • callitlikeiseeit
      3:13 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

      and well



  5. CatCall
    12:48 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

    OMG. We are getting screwed again! 3 FF teams and two #1 seeds in our bracket. It’s CLEAR they are out to get us!!!



  6. JamesMaizefracturer
    1:33 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

    How does #3 in the “Way Too Early Top 25 (plus 1)” equate to a 2-seed?!?!?!? This is an outrage!!



  7. King Kelly Coleman
    1:47 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

    I wonder if anyone has done an analysis on Lunardi’s pre-season bracketology compared to what the brackets actually look like on selection Sunday to see how accurate he really is. I don’t care about games won or lost in the tournament just the brackets themselves. Sounds like a project for the KSR statisticians.



    • BTownUKFan
      3:34 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

      See my comment above. He was 0 for 4 on his final four projections…and that was post season!!



  8. UK Big Board Update
    1:50 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

    LOL. Every year Lunardi makes a way-too-early bracket because its what he’s paid to do.

    And every year, for some unknown reason, it pisses some people off.

    #ManufacturedOutrage



  9. Angelo
    1:50 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

    We are due next year!



    • UK Big Board Update
      1:54 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

      Who is “we”?



  10. Han
    2:43 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

    2 seed is a little low considering we’re gonna go 34 and 0 heading into the NCAA tourney.



  11. catsarerunnin
    5:13 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

    We have to play Montana? This will worry me all summer. Damn you Lunardi!



  12. CoachCat
    5:43 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

    Lunardi is a straight up idiot.



  13. shelby
    6:36 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

    Its about as accurate now as it will be om sel sunday