Kentucky’s spot in the NCAA tournament field is more important this year than in most years, considering the Cats could potentially play in Louisville for a spot in the Final Four. So we’re keeping a closer eye on any and all tournament projections throughout the season, like the one over at CBSSports.com.
The website’s bracketology expert, Jerry Palm, updated his projected bracket late Sunday night and it has Kentucky playing in the East as the region’s No. 2 seed. Washington DC, not Louisville, is the host site for the East’s semifinal and final games.
In Palm’s scenario, Kentucky would open with Bucknell and then meet the winner of Purdue/TCU to advance to DC. Those first two games would be played in lovely Des Moines, Iowa.
Michigan is the East’s No. 1 seed in Palm’s projection, followed by (2) Kentucky, (3) Virginia Tech, (4) Buffalo and (5) Louisville. Give me that competition for the Final Four all damn day.
Duke, Tennessee and Virginia are the other No. 1 seeds.