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Kentucky still a five-seed in latest Bracketology

Kentucky’s comeback win over West Virginia didn’t move the Cats up a seed line in the new Bracketology, but it did give them a more favorable path.

Joe Lunardi still has Kentucky as a five-seed, this time in the South Region, playing opening round games in Dallas, including a potential rematch with four-seed West Virginia in the second round. The top seeds in the South are (1) Virginia and (2) Michigan State.

Getting wrapped up in hypothetical matchups a month and a half before the tournament begins is pointless, but it’s worth noting that this draw is significantly better than last week’s, which had Kentucky in Duke’s region with a potential second round matchup with Arizona.

How important is Saturday’s win? It gives Kentucky a much-needed “Quadrant One” win, which will be crucial come March. Here’s Kentucky’s latest team sheet from the NCAA:

Don’t forget, the Selection Committee will reveal their top 16 teams on February 11. A week ago, it seemed there was no way the Cats would be on that list, but the win in Morgantown at least puts them in the conversation.



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22 Comments for Kentucky still a five-seed in latest Bracketology

  1. Rixter
    10:58 am January 29, 2018 Permalink

    The committee is not going to have Kentucky and WVU play in the second round, 6 weeks after playing an epic game on national TV. I don’t think they like rematches that early in the tournament

    11:07 am January 29, 2018 Permalink

    At this point in the season Lunardi’s brackets are no more valid than those picked by my cat or 72 year-old mother.

  3. catsarerunnin
    11:59 am January 29, 2018 Permalink

    Yeah make Kansas a one seed…again. Let them lose early….again. Spin and repeat next season…again.

  4. Jiminy Crickets
    12:13 pm January 29, 2018 Permalink

    So Kansas loses to Oklahoma, who turns around and gets used by Alabama, and Kansas moved up the poles. Makes since

  5. BBNDan7
    12:16 pm January 29, 2018 Permalink

    And Joe Lunardi is still useless

  6. RealCatsFan
    12:59 pm January 29, 2018 Permalink

    Have to say that if this holds true, Cal called it once again – the selection committee will do whatever they can to have UK and WVU in the same region.

  7. kentuckybackupplayer
    1:09 pm January 29, 2018 Permalink

    it will be sweet when all the big 12 teams dont make it out of the first weekend of the tournament.

  8. meeksfor3
    1:16 pm January 29, 2018 Permalink

    I don’t understand all of the Mich St love. They have 1 top 50 win all season, only 2 top 150 wins since the first of December and both of those were Maryland. They are 1-3 against RPI top 50 with the only win against UNC who has 6 losses including Wofford.

  9. runningunnin.454
    1:49 pm January 29, 2018 Permalink

    Can we ban Lunardi from KSR?

  10. Ched17
    1:53 pm January 29, 2018 Permalink

    How does one get access or find out how to search for that quadrant sheet of each team? That thing is rather fascinating and I’d like to be able to look up profiles of certain teams, does anyone know how to do that? Btw GO CATS!

  11. Catsby80
    2:09 pm January 29, 2018 Permalink

    i just think it’s worth pointing out that the SEC has 8 teams currently in the top 50 RPI. The ACC (ESPN’s baby) has 8 teams in the top 50 RPI, and the Big 12 (ESPN’s 2nd baby) only has 6 teams. Time for the SEC to get the love it deserves.

    • IAmTheDanger
      3:01 pm January 29, 2018 Permalink

      Good info…..and the SEC definitely deserves some respect, especially after an unranked SEC team knocked their beloved blue devil’s out of the tourney last year.

  12. UK Fan In Nashville
    4:08 pm January 29, 2018 Permalink

    How the heck did Diallo not severely sprain his ankle in this picture?

  13. BigBlueNationDude
    4:41 pm January 29, 2018 Permalink

    Definitely dont wanna play Virginia

    • Miller45
      5:26 am January 30, 2018 Permalink

      me either, I will say talking tournament brackets In January is a bit futile, BUT year in and year out Virginia hits a bump in the road in march and the first team that takes uva out of the slow, methodical element they live in runs them off the court