Bracketology: Kentucky rises after win over Alabama

Mrs. Tyler Thompsonover 3 years


Kentucky’s win over Alabama not only got them back on the winning path, it also may have improved their tournament resume. Joe Lunardi bumped Kentucky from an eight seed to a six seed in his latest Bracketology, playing first and second round games in Nashville:

Lunardi has eight SEC teams in right now:

  • Auburn (2)
  • Tennessee (4)
  • Florida (6)
  • Kentucky (6)
  • Texas A&M (6)
  • Alabama (7)
  • Missouri (7)
  • Arkansas (10)

Arkansas is 25th in the RPI right now, meaning a Quadrant 1 win is on the line tomorrow night in Fayetteville. Quadrant 1 games are defined as home games vs. teams with an RPI of 1-30, neutral site games vs. opponents with an RPI of 1-50, and away games vs. opponents with an RPI of  1-75. Kentucky is 3-7 in Quadrant 1 games thus far (wins over Texas A&M, West Virginia, and LSU), so a win over Arkansas would be big for the resume.

Here’s Kentucky’s current team sheet from the NCAA:

The opportunity is there; will the Cats take it?



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