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After Monday nights results around the college basketball world, USA Today Sports has updated their NCAA tournament projections.
On Monday morning, Kentucky was a projected No. 4 seed according to USA Today but has now been dropped to a No. 5 seed. While that seems like bad news, there are a couple of positives.
The Wildcats have moved from the East region to the South region and their first weekend location is much closer to home. Most projections have Kentucky destined for Boise or San Diego for the opening weekend of the tournament but according to this recent projection, Kentucky would be the No. 5 seed in Dallas the opening weekend of March Madness.
Joining Kentucky in the South region is a first round matchup with 24th ranked Middle Tennessee State. If they survive that dreaded 5/12 matchup, they likely play Texas Tech in Red Raider country.
The good news is if they advance beyond the opening weekend, the second weekend would be played in Atlanta, which would be welcomed news to the Big Blue Nation. Kentucky fans would swarm Cat-lanta for the Sweet 16 and Elite 8.
Virginia is the projected No. 1 seed, Auburn the No. 2, and Wichita State is the No. 3. This will change at least a hundred more times but it will be interesting to see how other projections will change if Kentucky impresses again tomorrow night vs. Ole Miss.
Check out the updated projections below. For a full look at the latest bracket, click here.