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Updated Bubble After Great Saturday For Kentucky

Yesterday, I wrote about the upcoming matchups for all of the teams on the bubble, according to ESPN's Joe Lunardi. Today, let us look back at how they did and just how much the Cats were able to improve.


"Last Four Byes"

  1. Nevada: LOSS @ Utah State (20-7)

  2. Boise State: vs UNLV (16-10) (Today

  3. Memphis: @ #2 Houston (24-2) (Today)

  4. West Virginia: LOSS vs Texas Tech (14-12)


Of the four teams ahead of Kentucky, two have already lost and two still need to play today.


"Last Four In"

  1. Kentucky: WIN vs #10 Tennessee (20-6)

  2. North Carolina: @ #23 NC State (20-7) (Today)

  3. Wisconsin: LOSS vs Rutgers (16-10)

  4. Clemson: LOSS @ Louisville (3-23)


Now through the top eight bubble teams, four have lost, three have not played yet, with the lone win being Kentucky's top ten victory over Tennessee. Also, Clemson, how the hell do you lose to Louisville?


"Last Four Out"

  1. Mississippi State: WIN @ Ole Miss (10-16)

  2. USC: WIN vs Stanford (11-15)

  3. Oregon: @ Washington State (12-15) (Today)

  4. Charleston: No game this weekend


"Next Four Out"

  1. New Mexico: WIN vs San José State (16-11)

  2. Seton Hall: LOSS @ #20 UConn (19-7)

  3. Utah State: WIN vs Nevada (20-6)

  4. Wake Forest: LOSS @ #15 Miami (21-5)


There are a lot more wins towards the bottom of the bubble, but none anywhere near as impressive as Kentucky's win over Tennessee to complete the regular season sweep. Kentucky should not be threatened to be overtaken by anyone behind them. It is also worth noting that Kentucky picked up a second Quad 1 win yesterday, as Texas A&M moved up to 29th in the NET Rankings, giving them Quad 1 status for a home victory.


Last week, Kentucky firmly placed themselves in the tournament adding a pair of Quad 1 victories. This week, Kentucky can make up even more ground in the seeding with another pair of Quad 1 opportunities at Florida on Wednesday and against Auburn at home on Saturday. Don't stop now boys!

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