The latest edition of ESPN’s Bracketology is out, and it’s one that Kentucky fans should be absolutely thrilled with.
In Joe Lunardi’s updated bracket, the Wildcats have moved up to a four-seed and are projected to head out to Spokane, Washington in the opening round.
Not too exciting, right?
When you look at the competition in the West Region, though, that’s where things get really interesting. Gonzaga is listed as the region’s one-seed, followed by two-seed Dayton, three-seed West Virginia, five-seed Colorado, and six-seed Creighton.
In this bracket, Kentucky would take on 13-seed New Mexico State in the opening round, followed by a potential matchup with Colorado in the Round of 32. Then, the Wildcats would likely take on Gonzaga or (8) Ohio State/(9) Oklahoma in the Sweet 16, with a likely battle with either Dayton or West Virginia in the Elite Eight with a spot in the Final Four on the line.
Spokane isn’t favorable, but pretty much everything else about the West region is perfect:
Elsewhere, Baylor is still listed as the No. 1 overall seed in the South, followed by San Diego State in the East and Kansas in the Midwest to round out the one-seeds.
As it stands now, five SEC teams are projected to make the NCAA Tournament: (3) Auburn, (4) Kentucky, (6) LSU, (10) Arkansas, and (11) Florida).
Check out the entire bracket below:
I’m taking that bracket all day, every day.
What say you?