Where does the Kansas Jayhawks basketball team project on ESPN’s latest bracketology?

Where is Kansas basketball on Joe Lunardi's most recent edition of bracketology?

Feb 12, 2024; Lubbock, Texas, USA;  Kansas Jayhawks head coach Bill Self is ejected in the second half
Feb 12, 2024; Lubbock, Texas, USA; Kansas Jayhawks head coach Bill Self is ejected in the second half / Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

This year, the regular season has contained ups and downs for the Kansas basketball team. Bill Self and Co. recently dropped from No. 6 to No. 9 in the AP Top 25 but saved themselves some ground by picking up a ranked road win over Oklahoma after losing by 29 points to Texas Tech.

The Jayhawks boast victories over No. 1 UConn, No. 2 Houston, No. 5 Tennessee, and several other premier teams. However, they also have lost to Big 12 bottom feeders such as West Virginia and Central Florida, which can be largely attributed to their road struggles.

Since the 2006-07 season, Kansas has received top two seeds in the NCAA Tournament in all but three years. But with how flawed this squad looks at times, it is possible they drop to a three-seed if they do not start playing better soon.

As of Feb. 20, 2024, Joe Lunardi of ESPN updated his bracketology for the 2024 tournament. He is one of the most respected bracketologists in the game and was correct on 67 of his 68 March Madness predictions a year ago. Where does he project the Jayhawks will land on Selection Sunday?

Where is Kansas basketball ranked on ESPN Bracketology?

In Lunardi's most recent edition of bracketology, Kansas remains a No. 2 seed in the West (Los Angeles) region as the last two seed. The Jayhawks are playing No. 15 seed Eastern Washington in the bracket, the same school they faced in the first round of the 2020-21 COVID-19 season.

Considering all the losses the Jayhawks have picked up in conference play, a top-two seed would be a favorable draw. Other schools included in the West region are Arizona (No. 1), Duke (No. 3), Creighton (No. 4), Clemson, (No. 5), and fellow Big 12 competitor BYU (No. 6).

Kansas still has an opportunity to make a push for a No. 1 seed with marquee matchups at Baylor and Houston and the Big 12 Tournament remaining.