Originally Posted by futurecoach
If Kentucky were to win out, I think they may actually yet push for a 2 seed, but I would be surprised if they were worse than a 3 by winning out. They'd likely be close to a 2 already if not for the Evansville loss. Which... I mean it was a terrible loss. It would have been at any point of the season, though it does seem to outsize its punishment of Kentucky given it came allll the way back on November 12th. I'd like to think at some point the committee would realize its essentially not the same team. For either team - especially Evansville. Evansville has literally lost every game since HC McCarty was placed on leave (and eventually fired). That is a team with no rudder, and their SIXTEEN straight losses have taken a bad loss and made it so very much worse.
Twelve teams have more Quad 1 wins than Kentucky (who have 6). Several of those have more than double the Quad 1 losses
as well. Kentucky has more Quad 1 wins than Gonzaga (5), Dayton (4), San Diego State (4), Duke (4), Louisville (4), Arizona (3), Florida State (4), Michigan State (5), BYU (3), West Virginia (5), Texas Tech (3), and Ohio State (5). All of these teams are rated above them in the NET. It's that one stupid loss. Even Utah (NET 81) isn't dragging them down as bad as some thought they would.