ESPN’s Joe Lunardi released his tenth Bracketology of the 2016-17 season today and it features Kentucky as one of the four No. 1 seeds for the first time since before the loss to UCLA in early December.
In this one, Lunardi has the Cats in the South region playing the CSU Northridge/New Orleans winner in Indianapolis to start the tournament. A rematch with Michigan State or ninth-seeded Dayton would wait in Round 2 for a spot to advance to the next weekend. After that, Oregon or Xavier would likely be the Sweet Sixteen matchup; then Baylor or North Carolina (as a No. 3 seed) would likely be the final hurdle before the Final Four.