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Kentucky receives top No. 2 seed in official NCAA March Madness Bracket Preview

This afternoon, the NCAA Selection Committee released their top-16 seeds in the official March Madness Bracket Preview, and the Cats got quite the draw.

Kentucky was listed as the top 2-seed (No. 5 overall)  in the Midwest Region, with the Virginia Cavaliers being the No. 1 seed.

In order, the No. 1 seeds were Duke (East), Tennessee (South), Virginia (Midwest), and Gonzaga (West).

After Kentucky, Michigan (East), North Carolina (South) and Michigan State (West) round out the No. 2 seeds.

The 3-seeds were led by Purdue at No. 9 overall, followed by Kansas, Houston, and Marquette.

With the No. 4 seeds, Iowa State led the pack, followed by Nevada, Louisville, and Wisconsin.

If this bracket sticks through, this is what Kentucky’s road in the Midwest (Kansas City) would look like:

1. Virginia

2. Kentucky

3. Houston

4. Wisconsin

Here are all four regions:

And the entire Midwest Region, with the Cats potentially taking on 15-seed Loyola (Chicago).

If Kentucky can string together a few more victories, chances are good they’ll be able to move up to a No. 1 seed sooner rather than later.

Regardless, I’ll take this draw all day, every day.

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Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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20 Comments for Kentucky receives top No. 2 seed in official NCAA March Madness Bracket Preview



  1. Ez21
    12:50 pm February 9, 2019 Permalink

    Does anyone else not like the fact that the chairman is the AD at Stanford where we took Reid from?



    • BBNDan7
      11:55 pm February 9, 2019 Permalink

      How does that matter? Stanford wouldn’t make the tournament with Reid anyways



  2. Eazy
    12:57 pm February 9, 2019 Permalink

    Hope to move up to a 1. Kansas as a 3 is a joke. They are barely a top 25 team.



  3. UKBigBlueForever
    1:06 pm February 9, 2019 Permalink

    Michigan state as a 2 is a joke also.



  4. ScottGreene22
    1:24 pm February 9, 2019 Permalink

    Hate to say it UL a dangerous 4 seed at the moment along with Houston



  5. ScottGreene22
    1:25 pm February 9, 2019 Permalink

    North Carolina is the joke 2



  6. Headhurts
    1:55 pm February 9, 2019 Permalink

    Poor va tech has 4 loses to Uofl 6 loses and ranked higher but yet no mention.



  7. DelrayCat
    2:03 pm February 9, 2019 Permalink

    Michigan could be ranked ahead of us. They tough.
    Matthews was incredible versus Wisconsin today.
    Good kid. Glad he’s doing so well.
    UK vs. UM in the final would be an all blue classic.



    • damage_control
      5:58 pm February 9, 2019 Permalink

      They could be but they don’t have a better resume. UK SHOULD be ranked ahead of Gonzaga because they have a better resume.



  8. maildad
    2:07 pm February 9, 2019 Permalink

    How many more times does Michigan st need to lose in order to move down in rankings? Didn’t take long to move us out the top 10 after our 3rd loss



  9. UK Maine-iac
    2:31 pm February 9, 2019 Permalink

    Kansas could lose out the rest of the season and still find themselves no less than a 5.



  10. KyZoneBlitz
    2:42 pm February 9, 2019 Permalink

    I’d prefer this bracket over a 1 seed out west or somewhere. This is nearly a walk to the final four in my opinion. This almost never happens, usually it’s duke that gets this type of draw.



  11. KyZoneBlitz
    2:43 pm February 9, 2019 Permalink

    Also, I don’t think the Spartans will stay on that line. Langford out for the year, they will drop several more, probably end up low 4 OR high 5/6ish.



  12. The Big Lebowski
    3:01 pm February 9, 2019 Permalink

    If Kentucky draws the 2 Seed with Virginia as the 1, Kentucky may as well be the #1 Seed.

    Virginia won’t make it to the Second Weekend.

    I’ll gladly eat crow if Kentucky makes the Final Four this year. HAPPILY…JOYFULLY!



  13. damage_control
    4:34 pm February 9, 2019 Permalink

    What is the criteria? UK has beaten #8 UNC (neutral) #13 KU, and #16 UofL (road). Gonzaga has beaten Duke on a neutral court. That’s it. They will play no more teams in the top 50 so are they just invincible to getting knocked off of the 1 line. They are the UCF of college basketball except the basketball committee is too stupid to realize it I guess.



  14. ukcamel
    4:56 pm February 9, 2019 Permalink

    We’d end up playing Florida St. and New Mexico St. Yes please.



  15. michaelb
    7:33 pm February 9, 2019 Permalink

    Ksr (and a lot of other folks) dismiss Virginia like they aren’t capable of beating Kentucky . Lololololol that’s gonna be a big shocker . Those boys are tough and know exactly what they’re doing . Speak for yourself when you say you don’t mind playing them. Duke wouldn’t be winning right now with out hitting 80% of their 3s this game . Careful what you wish for on those microphones guys .