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After the win over Auburn, Kentucky was up to a No. 5 seed in most Bracketology/NCAA Tournament projections. Following the loss to LSU, the Cats fell down a seed line, bringing some interesting No. 6 seed vs. No. 3 seed scenarios into play. A dominant win over Alabama later and Kentucky is back up to the No. 5 seed line, with a No. 4 seed within reach with a strong finish.

Kentucky’s average seed on Bracket Matrix, which aggregates all 100+ bracket projections on the internet, is 5.27. The Cats share the No. 5 seed line with Wisconsin, Clemson, and Dayton. Tonight’s game at Mississippi State game, a Quad 1 contest, could help them move up. The Bulldogs are trending as a No. 8 or No. 9 seed right now.

With 19 days until Selection Sunday, here are the latest paths for Kentucky in the eyes of the internet’s bracketologists.

ESPN: No. 5 seed

Joe Lunardi moved Kentucky back up to the No. 5 seed line after the win over Alabama. In this morning’s bracket, he has the Cats in the West Region playing opening-round games in Salt Lake City. If Kentucky advances to the Sweet 16, the Cats could face No. 1 seed Arizona, another high-scoring team, for a chance to go to the Elite Eight, where No. 2 seed Kansas or No. 3 seed Duke could be waiting.

Kentucky shares the No. 5 seed line with Wisconsin, Clemson, and Washington State:

Andy Katz: No. 5 seed

Andy Katz also puts the Cats with the West Coast Wildcats in the West Region. To get to Los Angeles, the Cats would have to knock off No. 12 seed Princeton — a rematch of the 2011 NCAA Tournament second-round game — and the winner of No. 4 seed Creighton vs. No. 13 seed Appalachian State. Duke and Kansas are in the bottom of the bracket.

Kentucky is the No. 17 team on Katz’s seed list, so the top No. 5 seed ahead of Wisconsin, Clemson, and Dayton.

CBS Sports: No. 5 seed

Jerry Palm pairs the Cats with No. 4 seed Duke in Pittsburgh in his latest bracket, which sets up a potential Sweet 16 game vs. No. 1 seed Purdue in Detroit. No. 2 seed Tennessee or No. 3 Iowa State could be waiting in the Elite Eight.

Kentucky is the No. 18 team on Palm’s seed list behind Wisconsin and ahead of Utah State.

USA Today: No. 5 seed

USA Today’s trio of Paul Myerberg, Erick Smith, and Eddie Timanus has the Cats in the East Region playing opening-round games in Pittsburgh. In this scenario, Kentucky would face No. 12 seed Samford and potentially No. 4 seed Illinois in the second round to advance to the Sweet Sixteen, where defending champ UConn could be waiting, in a very Husky-friendly Boston.

Bracketville: No. 4 seed

Bracketville is the highest on the Cats, making them a No. 4 seed in the West Region with No. 1 seed Arizona, playing opening-round games in Spokane. This scenario includes a potential second-round game vs. No. 5 seed Wisconsin. Time to avenge 2015?

Kentucky is the No. 16 overall team on Bracketville’s seed list, making them the lowest No. 4 seed behind Auburn and ahead of Wisconsin.

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