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A Sea Of Blue

Why Kentucky should still be the top 2 seed even after LSU loss

Tuesday stings, but Kentucky is still in great shape for a 2 seed in the Big Dance. Tuesday was a tough pill to swallow for the Wildcats, as they fell at home in gut-wrenching fashion to LSU. But while the loss stings, it should not have cost Kentucky much, if any ground in the NCAA Tournament picture. On Saturday, the NCAA Tournament selection committee revealed their top 16 teams if Selection Sunday was on that day. Kentucky came in as the top 2 seed and was subsequently placed in the Midwest Region with Virginia as the 1 seed. Here’s a look at the NCAA’s initial ranking of the top...

And The Valley Shook

Tiger Tournament Tracker: February 10-16

A weekly roundup of the Tigers’ projected seeding for the NCAA Tournament We are 34 days from Selection Sunday and for the first time in years, LSU is sitting comfortably in the NCAA tournament projection. At 19-4 overall and 9-1 in the SEC, LSU is widely agreed to be a tournament team if the selections were made this week. But with a little less than five weeks to play, that could all change. The Tigers still have dates with potential 1-seeds Kentucky and Tennessee and still has to play fringe tournament teams Florida and Alabama. Add in the potential for an unceremonious exit in the...

BT Powerhouse

Big Ten Lands Four Teams In NCAA Tournament Committee’s Top 16

The Big Ten had four teams among the NCAA Tournament Committee’s top 16 teams in its early look. On Saturday afternoon, the NCAA Tournament Committee released its first (and only) early look at the field heading into Selection Sunday. This is the third year that the Committee has given fans an early look at the bracket. Of course, there will be much discussion about the selections in the weeks to come. The Big Ten ended up landing four teams in the Committee’s top 16. However, there were far more interesting developments than just that. Here is the full list: Are we looking at the...

A Sea Of Blue

How to watch & follow the NCAA Bracket Preview show

We get to see what the top of the NCAA Tournament field looks like and where UK stands in it. The first sneak peak of what to expect from the NCAA Tournament is coming out on Saturday, and the Kentucky Wildcats will likely be a 1 or a 2 seed. The NCAA March Madness Bracket Preview airs Saturday at 12:30 pm EST. and they will announce the top 16 seeds as it stands today. This is the third-straight year that the NCAA has done this. It’s meant to generate early excitement into the tournament, while at the same time giving some insight as to where the selection committee’s heads are at....

Detroit Free Press

NCAA tournament committee reveals where Michigan, MSU would be seeded

March Madness is nearly a month away, and Michigan State and Michigan are among the NCAA selection committee’s favorites        

A Sea Of Blue

Kentucky debuts as a 2-seed in official March Madness Preview

And they are still trending up... For the third season in a row, the NCAA Tournament selection committee released the top 16 teams in the field if the season were to end today. As expected, Kentucky checked in as a 2-seed in the Midwest Region with a very specific path to a 1-seed. Once upon a time, the RPI rating for each team dictated a great deal of the seeding process. That’s ancient history, according to committee chair Bernard Muir. “To be quite honest with you, I’m not looking at the RPI any more,” said Muir in an interview earlier this week. “We as a committee have...

A Sea Of Blue

NCAA Tournament chair talks selection process and using NET

What the chair said would seem to bode well for Kentucky. We’re inching closer and closer to March, and every college basketball fan knows what that means — March Madness! It’s arguably the best month for sports, as it’s full of conference tournaments and the NCAA Tournament. Today, NCAA Tournament Selection Committee chair Bernard Muir held a teleconference to talk about the annual revealing of the top 16 seeds, which will be announced on Saturday at 12:30 pm EST. This will be the third year in which the Selection Committee has released the top 16 teams for the tournament prior...

Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

Syracuse bracketology update: Orange trending up after Pitt win

SU’s looking good in the latest projections after another road win. It’s February, and that means it’s the final full month of the regular season for college basketball. For the Syracuse Orange men’s team, that’s nine more games to put together a resume worthy of the NCAA Tournament. Luckily, they have numerous opportunities to make that happen. We’ll be checking in on bracketology projections here pretty regularly from now through Selection Sunday (a pretty late March 17 this year). So if you don’t like what you see, check back after the next Orange win to see how things have...

A Sea Of Blue

NCAA Bracket Preview Show is this week; Where will Kentucky land?

The first ‘real’ bracketology will let us know where Kentucky truly stands in the NCAA Tournament picture. The Kentucky Wildcats are riding high, and they’re now projected as a 1 or 2 seed in the 2019 NCAA Tournament. But while the various bracketology projections are interesting to keep track of, they’re by no means an official ranking of where Kentucky would be if Selection Sunday took place today. However, we’ll see the first real projection this Saturday, as the NCAA is set to hold another Bracket Preview Show: Now that football season is behind us, college basketball can...

Arizona Desert Swarm

Arizona’s stark NCAA tournament reality: Pac-12 title or bust

Selection Sunday is one of the most anticipated days of the year in college basketball, a time when all the hard work of the season manifests itself in a spot in the 68-team NCAA tournament field. For many teams, and their fanbases, the intrigue centers around seeding and matchups. For others, it’s whether they’re in or out. There will be no drama on Selection Sunday for the Arizona Wildcats, however. They’ll undoubtedly know the night before whether they’re in or out, since that’s when the Pac-12 tourney final is being played. In other words—and those of coach Sean Miller—the...

Building The Dam

ESPN Bracketology: The Pac-12 Has Two Teams (Barely) In The NCAA Tournament

Washington and Arizona State are still making the cut...for now. On Tuesday (January 29th), ESPN’s Joe Lunardi - the original “bracketologist” of the college basketball world - released his latest version of the world-famous “Bracketology”. The 68-team bracket, which is an analytical guesstimation of how the NCAA Tournament field would look if the season ended today is just about the closest thing any college hoops junkie can get until Selection Sunday comes around. Lunardi is arguably the best in the business at what he does. With that prowess in mind, it’s no surprise to see...

VU Hoops

Quad Goals: Now with Six Quads!?

This wasn’t complicated enough for you? Cool, let’s double down on that. It’s time for another installment of Villanova’s Quad Goals, our ongoing series in which we track the Wildcats’ NCAA Tournament Resume. If you need a refresher on the NET ratings or the Quad System, check out our previous article for additional details. And if you’re looking for more information on all the rankings, read Rankings 101. I think the NCAA is purposefully trying to keep people from understanding how their system works. That way they don’t have to explain themselves come Selection Sunday. ...