In the first NCAA March Madness Bracket Preview Show Kentucky is a three-seed in the East Regional. In that regional the defending champion Villanova Wildcats are the No. 1 overall seed. Louisville is the two-seed, setting up a potential Sweet 16 matchup in Madison Square Garden. UCLA is the No. 4 seed in the East.
Coach Cal was happy to see their spot and asked Bill Raftery, “The way we’re defending, can we put it in marker?” A look at the top 16 seeds:
5. North Carolina
6. Florida State
14. West Virginia
It’s an early look, leaving plenty of room for movement between now and Selection Sunday on March 12.