As Kentucky continues to slide in the national rankings, they still hold a favorable position looking ahead to the postseason.
In an updated version of his Bracketology rankings, ESPN‘s Charlie Creme projects the Wildcats Women’s Basketball Team (15-6, 8-5 in SEC) as a four-seed for the upcoming 2021 NCAA Tournament. Kentucky is coming off a 76-55 loss to No. 5 South Carolina this past Sunday that dropped the ‘Cats two spots from No. 17 to No. 19 in the AP Poll, but it did not bump them off of a top-four seed.
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* 1 seeds: UConn, Stanford, South Carolina, Texas A&M
* 2 seeds: NC State, Louisville, Maryland, Arizona
* six SEC teams in the top 16
* Oregon State joins the field
* ACC trio among “first four out”
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UK was initially ranked among the top 16 teams by the Selection Committee that was released last week, which is supposed to give fans an idea of where the top programs stand a couple of weeks out from the opening rounds. Typically, the top four seeds from each bracket host the first two rounds of the tournament, however, that won’t be the case this season with COVID-19 in play. The entire 2021 Women’s Tournament will be played in San Antonio, TX.
Kentucky has just two regular-season games remaining against Georgia and LSU before the SEC Tournament, which is scheduled for March 3-7 down in Greenville, SC. For now, the only top-four seed the ‘Cats should be concerned about is in conference play–the one that would land them a double-bye in the first two days of the tourney. Currently. UK is 8-5 in the SEC, fifth-best in terms of percentage which is not too far behind Tennessee (7-4) and Georgia (9-4). According to Creme, he believes eight SEC schools could make the NCAA Tournament.