UK, UofL ranked near bottom
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (March 14, 2017) — Northern Kentucky University, which is making its first trip to the NCAA Tournament, might only be a No. 15 seed, but it has the nation’s best mascot, according to USA Today, which ranked the mascots of all 68 teams in the tournament.
USA Today said of the NKU mascot: “An absolute perfect combination of amazing nickname and incredible mascot. Presenting: Victor E. Viking!”
The University of Kentucky was ranked No. 52 and University of Louisville No. 62.
NKU plays UK at 9:40 p.m. on Friday on CBS. UofL plays Jacksonville State at 2:45 p.m. on Friday, also on CBS.