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Kentucky Basketball Bracketology Update


With this weekend’s games just about behind us, it’s time to look at the updated NCAA Tournament bracket predictions. Gonzaga fell from a potential No. 1 seed in one bracket following their loss to BYU and our own Kentucky Wildcats moved up a line in another bracket.

The update from USA Today has Kentucky in the West Region as the No. 3 in Greenville, facing No. 14 Belmont. The winner of that round would face the winner of No. 6 Creighton and No. 11 Vanderbilt/USC.

Top teams predicted to play in the West are No. 1 seeded Oregon, No. 2 Gonzaga, No. 4 Duke and No. 5 Cincinnati with Syracuse and Virginia Tech sneaking in as well.

From each region, the No. 1 seeds are as follows:

EAST – Villanova

SOUTH – North Carolina

WEST – Oregon

MIDWEST – Kansas

CBS Sports on the other hand still has Gonzaga as the No. 1 seed over Oregon in the West, with Kentucky as No. 3 in the South. The Wildcats would face No. 14 Akron in Indianapolis with the potential to face No. 6 Wisconsin in the second round.

The big news for Kentucky came from a 247Sports report that ESPN’s Joe Lunardi has UK moving up to a No. 2 seed. This of course was after UK’s 76-66 win over #13 Florida on Saturday that boosted them to first in the SEC. Lundardi also lists Arizona, Louisville and Oregon as No. 2 seeds with the No. 1 seeds including the predictable Kansas, Villanova, North Carolina and Gonzaga.

With two games to play, stay tuned with KSR for all of your Bracketology updates and March Madness prep!


Article written by Kelsey Mattingly

Drew Franklin is my spirit animal. @kelseyKSR

12 Comments for Kentucky Basketball Bracketology Update

  1. maximumscott
    6:22 pm February 26, 2017 Permalink

    USA Sports Preview! Yes please! Oregon, Zags and Duke. Just dont put Ucla in our Bracket that is one team that scares me. If there is one thing, it is that until selection Sunday there is no telling where we will fall. Alot of teams that could move spots with tougher schedules remaining. If UCLA keeps winning I see them skipping the Zags for a 1 seed.

  2. bigblue6
    6:37 pm February 26, 2017 Permalink

    Didn’t Lundardi just say the other day that beating Florida wouldn’t be enough to move up? What is wrong with this guy?…

    • plumloopy
      7:52 pm February 26, 2017 Permalink

      He’s assuming no one above us lost, would it be enough to move up? Well, teams above us lost, notably Baylor is on a downward spiral.

  3. shelby
    6:38 pm February 26, 2017 Permalink

    Until lunardi is on the selection committee, which will happen NEVER, who cares what he thinks? He has no clue what the selection committee will do .

  4. maximumscott
    7:35 pm February 26, 2017 Permalink

    Alot will change come selection sunday. I still dont understand how ACC is putting in 11 teams… i bet if that happens half lose the 1st weekend. No way any team in any conference that is 4-13 should be able to go dancing! PERIOD!

  5. shepdog3720
    7:39 pm February 26, 2017 Permalink

    I couldn’t give a chit who is in our region, we just need to make sure The Cats open in Indianapolis for the opening weekend…

  6. 8xchamp
    7:48 pm February 26, 2017 Permalink

    Win out and we’re a 2 for sure

  7. playmorezeppelin
    7:55 pm February 26, 2017 Permalink

    The only purpose these projections serve is telling us exactly what our bracket will not look like.

  8. kyblue22
    8:15 pm February 26, 2017 Permalink

    I can’t believe Lunardi had Virginia as a 5 seed with 18-9 record. I wonder if he move then to a 4 seed after they got another win. (19-9)

  9. dballrb
    10:07 pm February 26, 2017 Permalink

    Let’s not forget that the committee always has the Cats in the most loaded region every year…gotta keep the ratings high in the 2nd/3rd rounds so the NCAA can keep their pockets fat..

  10. LosingTradition
    11:01 pm February 26, 2017 Permalink