Kentucky’s been holding steady as a three-seed in Joe Lunardi’s Bracketology as of late, with the most recent version putting the Cats in the Midwest region with Kansas (1), Arizona (2), Duke (4), and Wisconsin (5). We’ve been operating under the assumption that if Kentucky wins out, they have a good chance of improving to a two-seed, but Lunardi says that would only happen if the Cats beat Florida tomorrow and then again in the SEC Championship.
“I know they like to think so,” Lunardi said of either Kentucky or Florida moving up to the two-seed. “I think it’s more likely that Florida could because they have an opportunity to sweep Kentucky whereas the best Kentucky can do would be to get a head-to-head split, unless they were to meet in a SEC final, certainly that’s a possibility and we could see that as a game for a two-seed.”
Basically, as we’ve seen time and time again, the weak SEC is working against the Cats as they hope to improve their resume.
“I think the overall strength of the SEC — or the lack of it, if you will — will put both of those teams three or below.”
Win out including two more wins over the Gators…can the Cats do it?