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Kentucky is the 5-seed in the East Region in the NCAA Mock Selection


Various media members are hanging out at the NCAA Headquarters in Indianapolis today for the annual mock selection process, the purpose of which is to showcase how the NCAA Selection Committee chooses which teams make the tournament and where they’re seeded.

Because the tournament is still a month away, the bracket the mock selection comes up with isn’t very relevant, but it’s fun to look at all the same. According to The Sporting News’ Kami Mattioli, the mock selection committee made Kentucky a 5-seed in the East Region, playing their first round games in Denver. Rocky Mountain High!

Again, as Matt stressed on today’s show, don’t get too wrapped up in Kentucky potentially playing all the way in Denver, or who they’re pitted against (in this bracket, #12 seed Arkansas Little Rock). For now, Kentucky getting a 5-seed sounds about right when you consider the criteria: quality wins (Top 50, Top 100, NCAA Tournament teams) and injuries (how long will Alex Poythress really be out?). Kentucky’s schedule is so back-heavy that it can really help itself with wins over Top 50 teams like Texas A&M, South Carolina, and Florida in the coming weeks. Ideally, Kentucky would like to be in the South Region, held in Louisville, and to ensure that, they need to improve enough to move up to a 3-seed because, after that, geography doesn’t matter in the seeding process.

What seed do you predict the Cats will get on Selection Sunday?

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8 Comments for Kentucky is the 5-seed in the East Region in the NCAA Mock Selection

  1. TDog
    5:04 pm February 12, 2016 Permalink

    I know you don’t want us to get wrapped up in who gets in our bracket, but that is such an easy bracket. I would sign up for those teams right now.

    • AGSlater
      5:09 pm February 12, 2016 Permalink

      I think they will have 9-10 losses before selection day and be a 7-10 seed. No im not a Cards fan. Our resume is poor. 3-4 really bad losses and 1 decent victory. If more teams keep losing 5-6.

    • damage_control
      5:15 pm February 12, 2016 Permalink

      You don’t have to be cards fan to be stupid but you do have to be a stupid to be a cards fan.

  2. Kentucky Ben
    6:50 pm February 12, 2016 Permalink

    Im thinking 3 seed if anyone thinks well be a 7-10 seed they need to get theyre Kentucky fan license and registration removed

  3. Kentucky Ben
    6:51 pm February 12, 2016 Permalink


  4. BobNWeaver
    7:15 pm February 12, 2016 Permalink

    Can you explain how being a 3-seed would help UK get in the South region? Wouldn’t being the top 4-seed (#13 overall) be better than being the last 3-seed (#12 overall)?

  5. TorpedoVegas
    8:25 pm February 12, 2016 Permalink

    This team could EASILY lose 3-4 more games. I love this team, but they have shown to be wildly inconsistent. Don’t let your fanhood blind you from how hard it is to get wins on the road. UK still has to play at South Carolina, at Vandy, at Texas A&M and at Florida. They need to at least split those road games. Could they win all of those games? Absolutely, but they could also drop all of them and have 10 losses before the SEC tournament. Please don’t act like it’s blasphemy every time someone has a different opinion than you.