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UK gets a 5 seed in CBSSports.com’s latest Bracketology

Jerry Palm of CBSSports.com updated his Bracketology this morning and Kentucky finds itself in Spokane, Washington as a 5 seed with a second round matchup against New Mexico State, in its first season without assistant coach Tony Delk, in the South region. Palm’s projected bracket sets up a Revenge Tour for the Cats with 1 seed Michigan State and 3 seed Baylor standing in the way of the Elite Eight. Wichita State is the 2 seed.

A trip to Spokane for games against New Mexico State and Colorado would really test the dedication of the Big Blue Nation.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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21 Comments for UK gets a 5 seed in CBSSports.com’s latest Bracketology



  1. bmt22033
    11:41 am January 13, 2014 Permalink

    I was talking to Mike DeCourcy via Twitter last night and I asked him what he thought the best case tournament seed for Kentucky would be and he said he thought a #1 seed was still possible. Given the losses to MSU, Baylor and UNC, the only “good” win being UL and the lack of opportunities for many other “good” wins, I would have thought a #2 or #3 was probably the best we could hope for. Now to be fair, DeCourcy did say that a #1 seed would almost certainly mean having to sweep Florida, win @ Mizzou and win the SEC tourney which won’t be easy by any stretch of the imagination.



  2. sammydog
    11:44 am January 13, 2014 Permalink

    No way Cats will be a 5 seed. Undefeated teams starting to lose as weaknesses exposed. Lots of overrated teams. Cats “failed early” and are clearly on the rise.



  3. Cracker Darrell
    11:47 am January 13, 2014 Permalink

    Not saying it will happen, but If UK sweeps the SEC (weak or not), w/ two wins over Florida, one over Mizz and the Louisville win, and ZERO bad losses, and ends up with a record of what, 31-3? How would that not put them in consideration for a 1 seed? It would mean they have won 20 some straight games and they look at how you’re playing currently during selection as well. The Cats are about to get in a roll and start crushing people. It always takes time with “freshmens”.



  4. Cracker Darrell
    11:48 am January 13, 2014 Permalink

    plus everyone is losing. kansas, duke, louisville, ohio state, oklahoma state, north carolina, michigan state.. UK is as good as any of them right now, and their upside is higher.



  5. SW52
    11:50 am January 13, 2014 Permalink

    LOL….Were these drawn out of a hat? Duke and 8 seed, Louisville an 11? So a couple recent losses are enough to knock ranked teams that far down? What a joke, lol. Kentucky is better than a 5 right now and Duke/Loserville certainly better than those projections.



    • Rei
      12:11 pm January 13, 2014 Permalink

      UL is not better than an 11. I’d say Duke is a 6 though.



    • SW52
      1:44 pm January 13, 2014 Permalink

      At this point, they are…maybe not by the end of the season, but right now sitting at #18



    • Jesus
      4:28 pm January 13, 2014 Permalink

      There are not 44 teams better than U of L. I’m sorry, but no, that’s just incorrect.



  6. TubesInColorado
    11:57 am January 13, 2014 Permalink

    This ridiculous projection is the perfect example of why speculation, at this point, is a complete waste of time on Earth.

    GO CATS!!!



  7. Mark Liptak
    12:00 pm January 13, 2014 Permalink

    If UK plays to their capabilities (and actually makes some free throws) they’ll be a lot better than a #5 seed.



  8. No homer
    12:09 pm January 13, 2014 Permalink

    I’m a fan not at all a homer… This even surprised me.. I’m saying 3 seed would be the worst we will get



  9. Bluecat
    12:10 pm January 13, 2014 Permalink

    Thats way off, we are today a legit #3 seed, and playing for a #2 spot, the #1 seed is still a potential but we’d need to probably win out for solid consideration. We will be a probable high #2 seed with the #3 seed being the lowest pick.



  10. Do whut?
    12:44 pm January 13, 2014 Permalink

    It’s strange because Palm and I typically agree on things pulled out of posteriors but I have Kentucky as a 37 seed playing the Sacramento Kings on Mars. Probably 50/50 as to who is right.



  11. Dick
    1:11 pm January 13, 2014 Permalink

    Why worry about seeding for the NCAA in the middle of January? This time last year we would have had a good seeding but by March we didn’t even make the tournment.



    • the_ghost_of_ronnie_lyons
      1:26 pm January 13, 2014 Permalink

      This ^^^ ! Too early to worry about it, anything can ( and will ) happen between now and selection day……



  12. Tim Kathlina
    1:14 pm January 13, 2014 Permalink

    Kentucky will have to play 3 top 10 teams to reach final 4, while Duke won’t play more then an hour from home and play mid level conference teams; this I know for sure.



    • BNClay
      1:25 pm January 13, 2014 Permalink

      ‘Bout like the final four team from 2 years ago. Should have been 2 seed but instead got the worst 4 seed. But then beat OSU and UNC to go the final 4, where they should have been UConn if not for missed free throws. Cats got that shaft that year, but OSU really got the shaft being the #1 overall seed, but having to play UK in the sweet 16 who should have been a 2 or the the best 3.



  13. BlueFan
    1:16 pm January 13, 2014 Permalink

    First order of business is to win a tough road game tomorrow night at Bud Walton. This will be the first true test where there aren’t really any excuses. They have played on the road and all players have had sufficient time learning their roles. Just win and keep getting better. The rest will take care of itself.



  14. Greg Bookout
    1:20 pm January 13, 2014 Permalink

    I feel like if the season ended TODAY we might be a 4-5 maybe even a 6 but by the end of the year I feel like we will be at worst a 4 but likely a 2 or 3. A one seed seems unlikely but could still be possible if we loose only one game or less from here on out and other teams loose, which will happen. Arizona and Syracuse will both loose at some point. Arizona was close the other day and Cuse by no means looks bullet proof. But I’d say 2 or 3 is highly possible.



    • Pet Peeve
      1:44 pm January 13, 2014 Permalink

      I hate correcting people online, but it’s lose not loose. If you were to say your belt was getting loose, would you spell it lose?



  15. Biglaw Dawgin'
    1:41 pm January 13, 2014 Permalink

    A 5 seed would be the kiss of death. We need to get back into the top 8 to get a 2 seed or better.