February 25, 2013
Kentucky got its best quality win of the season over Missouri.
Did it change the Wildcats' current bubble status?
USAToday's most recent bracket -- it's updated daily -- moved Kentucky from the first four out to first four in. It has Kentucky in a play-in game for an 11 seed.
CBSSports.com's most recent bracket still has Kentucky on the outside, among the first four teams left out.
ESPN's most recent bracket has Kentucky in a play-in game for a 12 seed. The Cats were previously among the first four out.
Sports Illustrated's most recent bracket has Kentucky as an 11 seed. The Cats were previously in a play-in game for a 12 seed.
Of course, these are not official projections by any means. The selection committee will have its own criteria and its own decisions. But it does show that UK (which, interestingly enough, dropped two spots in the NCAA's official RPI from No. 44 to No. 46) is still right on the edge. There's plenty of season left to be played. The Cats can control their fate with how they play in the final four games and the conference tournament.