Selection Sunday is 37 days away, which means Joe Lunardi is kicking things into another gear. ESPN’s Bracketologist released a new version of his predictions for the NCAA Tournament, and keeps Kentucky as the 2-seed in the South Region, playing its opening games in Indianapolis:
Still hard for me to believe UCLA would be a four-seed, but I’m fine with this. Lunardi’s #1-seeds? Villanova (East), Kansas (Midwest), Gonzaga (West), and Baylor (South). As of now, he thinks only four SEC teams will get in: Kentucky (2), Florida (5), South Carolina (6), and Arkansas (9).
Over at CBS Sports, Jerry Palm thinks Kentucky will be a three-seed in the East Region (opening games in Milwaukee), while USA Today’s Shelby Mast has Kentucky as a three-seed in the South (opening games in Indy).