Summertime Bracketology is only slightly less ridiculous than springtime Bracketology, but it’s a Tuesday morning in June, so why not. Joe Lunardi released a new set of projections for the 2022 NCAA Tournament this morning, and Kentucky is a four-seed, the same as in the version that came out following the additions of Sahvir Wheeler and TyTy Washington in mid-May. He has seven SEC teams in, designating Alabama, a three-seed, as the automatic qualifier/SEC Tournament champion.
In this purely hypothetical exercise, Kentucky is in the East Region with Kansas (1-seed), Purdue (2-seed), Duke (3-seed), and Michigan State (5-seed):
Beating Michigan State in the second round, Kansas in the Sweet 16, and Duke in the Elite Eight to end Coach K’s career and make the Final Four in New Orleans would be pretty sweet. Just saying.
Gonzaga, Michigan, and UCLA are the other No. 1 seeds and Villanova, Baylor, and Ohio State the No. 2 seeds. Check it all out at the link below.