Believe it or not, the NCAA Tournament is less than two months away. After the win over Arkansas, Kentucky is a five-seed in Joe Lunardi’s latest projections, up from a six-seed following the loss to South Carolina.
Not that it really matters, but Lunardi has the Cats in the West Region, playing Akron in their opening round game in Spokane, Washington. The four No. 1 seeds are Baylor, Gonzaga, Kansas, and San Diego State.
Bracketology is mostly a meaningless exercise this far out, but it can show how teams can improve their tournament resumes. For instance, here are Kentucky’s remaining opponents ranked by seed:
- (4) Auburn
- (7) LSU
- (9) Florida
- (9) Texas Tech
In terms of past opponents, Michigan State is a two-seed, Louisville a three-seed, Ohio State a six-seed, and Arkansas an eight-seed. Alabama is one of the first four out.