Once again, ESPN Bracketologists are preparing the BBN to head to Boise, Idaho to kick off the NCAA tournament.
In their latest edition of Bracketology, Kentucky is listed as the five-seed in the South region, taking on Louisiana in the first round. If they avoid the popular five-twelve upset, they will likely take on Ohio State in the Round of 32.
From there, the Cats will likely have a date with one-seed Virginia in the Sweet 16, a matchup Kentucky fans would likely welcome with open arms. With a victory, either No. 2 Purdue or No. 3 Tennesee would be waiting for the Wildcats in the Elite Eight.
Check out the entire South bracket:
In the West, seven-loss Kansas is currently listed as the one-seed, with North Carolina as the two and Auburn as the three taking on Northern Kentucky in the first round.
Villanova takes home the one-seed in the East, followed by Duke at two, and Cincinnati at three.
Xavier, Michigan State, and Wichita State are listed as the top-three seeds in the Midwest, with Louisville also making it in this region as the 12.
Each year, the Cats always manage to end up in the death region, featuring the toughest matchups imaginable from the get-go. Again, these are just Joe Lunardi’s predictions, but Kentucky fans should be ecstatic if this ended up being even remotely close to the final product.
For the entire bracket, head on over here.