After a blowout loss at Tennessee on Saturday, it seemed inevitable that Kentucky would suffer in the rankings, but the Cats are still a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, according to one analyst.
Kentucky is the No. 6 team in the country according to the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll released Monday.
Despite the UT loss, ESPN’s Joe Lunardi kept the Cats on his No. 1 seed line in his “Bracketology” released Sunday. Lunardi has the Cats as the one seed in the Midwest opposite No. 2 North Carolina. The news isn’t so good from Monday’s update by CBSSports.com bracketologist Jerry Palm, who projects the Cats as a No. 2 seed in the South opposite Duke as No. 1, but at least that regional goes through Louisville.
Gonzaga and Virginia remained Nos. 1 and 2 in the AP poll. The Bulldogs received 42 of 64 first-place votes after finishing an undefeated run through the West Coast Conference. The Cavaliers had 21 first-place votes and No. 4 Duke, which fell a spot, had the remaining one.