Friday afternoon brought us some fresh updates across the Bracketology world and Kentucky finds themselves in familiar territory.
ESPN’s Joe Lunardi has the ‘Cats as a five-seed according to his Bracketology while Andy Katz has Kentucky as a four-seed in his predictions just 50 days out from Selection Sunday. In their most recent updates, Lunardi had Kentucky as a five-seed while Katz put them as a four-seed, as well.
Lunardi has UK facing Vermont in the East region while Katz slots them against Stephen F. Austin in the Midwest region.
Following back-to-back wins over Arkansas and Georgia, Kentucky has crept back into form as a serious contender. While they didn’t receive a bump in the seedings from the national media, the ‘Cats are in the midst of hitting their stride at a good time in the season.
As for Kentucky’s opponent for Saturday, the Texas Tech Red Raiders, Katz has them as an eight-seed while Lunardi is saying a nine-seed. Keep in mind, Kentucky is ranked just three spots above Texas Tech in the AP poll. Rankings are confusing.