The final week of the regular season has arrived and per usual, the Kansas Jayhawks are one of the very best in the country.
Fresh off of a 74-72 victory over then-No. 6 Texas Tech, which earned the Jayhawks at least a share of the Big 12 regular season title for a record 14th straight season, Kansas has been named as a 1-seed in ESPN’s latest Bracketology.
Along with Kansas, Villanova, Virginia and Xavier earned nods as projected 1-seeds.
If the latest projection proves true and Kansas can solidify a 1-seed in the NCAA Tournament, it will mark the third straight year in which the Jayhawks earned that honor and the eighth time overall under Bill Self.
Kansas certainly appears to be headed in that direction, as the Jayhawks have won four straight games and five of their last six. Furthermore, virtually a lock to make the NCAA Tournament, the Jayhawks have made a record 28 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances and another one in the coming weeks will increase that total to 29.
In the meantime, Kansas will close the regular season this week after hosting Texas on Monday and visiting Oklahoma State on Saturday.
Kansas is currently 23-6 and 12-4 in the Big 12.