Question of the Week: Will Kentucky Make the NCAA Tournament?

    
December 23rd, 2008

Each week, I'll pose a Question of the Week for you the reader to chew on and digest..

 

This Week's Question: Will Kentucky Make the NCAA Tournament?

 

After falling to VMI (painful) and UNC (no big deal), Kentucky has rallied to win 9 of their last 10 games. Since losing to Miami (tolerable) on December 6th, the Wildcats have blown out their last four opponents and Jodie Meeks has put up some Stephen Curry-type games. With two more cupcakes coming up before New Year's (FAU & CMU), the Cats will be 11-3 heading into an interstate showdown against rival Louisville.

 

Despite the solid record and name recognition, UK received 0 votes in both the AP & Coaches Poll this week, and are currently sitting at a mediocre 68th in RPI. Their SOS of 95th isn't half bad, but they have just one quality win (over West Virginia).

 

As you remember, UK struggled early last year, before winning a bunch of mediocre SEC games and fooling the committee into thinking they were half decent. As mediocre as the SEC was last year, its twice as worse this season. Outside of Tennessee, no one is a Tourney lock.  So the question remains, will Kentucky make the NCAA Tournament? Not should they or could they, but will they?

 

Lets hear what you have to say.. Post your comments below!

 

-- Question of the Week Archive:

Dec. 15 - Will Gonzaga Finally Get Past the Sweet 16?

Dec. 9 - How Good Will Stephen Curry be in the NBA?

Dec. 2 - Who Will be Arizona's Next Head Coach?

Nov. 26 - Did the NCAA Come Down Hard Enough on Kelvin Sampson?

Nov. 19 - When Will UNC Lose For the First Time?