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Jerry Palm: Duke in Mix for No. 1 Seed, But Kentucky is Out

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According to Jerry Palm of CBS Sports, Kentucky isn’t in the top 10 of teams that have a chance at a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

Despite having the same number of losses as the Wildcats (5), Duke comes in at No. 8 in Palm’s rankings.

Here’s what he says about the Blue Devils:



8. Duke
The preseason No. 1 Blue Devils look like they are finally starting to round into form. It seems like a long shot for them to get to a No. 1 seed, but it is not as long as you might think. Duke only has five losses – same as UNC, FSU and Louisville – and has a schedule where they should be favored in every game except the season finale at North Carolina. Those games will not necessarily be easy, but if Duke is starting to play like the Duke we thought we would see all along, watch out. If they run the table, and they very well could, that win at UNC to close the year and an ACC tournament title would make for a very strong 1-seed case.

Palm ranks the current top 4 as: Gonzaga, Villanova, Baylor and Kansas.

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