Well, this ranking list changed completely thanks to the season-ending injury to Nerlens Noel
With Noel, Kentucky had the chance to make a run in March. He was so talented on the defensive side that he directly affected at least eight points a game with his four blocks per night. However, he also swayed the game even more with his many deflections and altered shots.
That argument is worthless now, though, as Kentucky is sans Noel the rest of the 2012-13 season.
Mike Bobinski, chair of the NCAA Tournament selection committee, said that Kentucky will be evaluated from here on out without its star freshman.
While the committee will take into consideration any wins or losses before the injury, the reality is whatever the Wildcats do over the course of the next month will determine if they make the tournament and what their seed will be.
With that in mind, this list will count down the likely scenarios for Kentucky come March.
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