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:
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.