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Bracketology: Terps holding steady despite recent struggles

Maryland's full body of work appears to be helping them maintain a good seed, despite recent struggles

Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

We're now just over a month away from Selection Sunday. As conference schedules begin to hit their home stretch, we have a pretty good sense of which teams are good, which teams are bad and which teams have work left to do in order to impress the committee before they announce the field of 68 on March 15.

Maryland has certainly hit a rough patch as a team. They're 2-3 over their past five games and the two wins they did pick up weren't exactly impressive considering the teams they were facing and the nature in which they won. But as we look at projections, there are a few things you need to keep in mind about Maryland:

1. They've beaten some very good teams, several of which came on the road or at a neutral site -- Oklahoma State, Iowa State, Arizona State, Michigan State (twice).

2. Maryland hasn't lost to a bad team. Their worst loss was to Illinois, who is currently the 57th-best team according to KenPom, and that loss came on the road.

3. While Maryland has struggled, other teams have struggled as well. Once you drop below the top 10-15 teams, things become a bit murky. And when you can point to Maryland's full body of work this season, they stand out as a team that has accomplished a lot, despite their recent skid.

Keeping all of that in mind, here are the latest projections for Maryland:

Bracketology: Wisconsin joins the top line -
Terps remain a 4-seed.

ESPN Bracketology - Joe Lunardi
Terps are now a 5-seed in Lunardi's latest bracketology.

Jerry Palm, CBS Sports Bracketology
Terps are now a 4-seed.

March Madness bracket: Kentucky, Virginia, Duke, Gonzaga clear No. 1s | FOX Sports
Stewart Mandel dropped Maryland to a 6-seed this week.

Bracketology: Wisconsin climbs to top seed line (Monday projection) |
Maryland is a 4-seed in Patrick Stevens' latest projection.

RealTimeRPI Bracketology
Maryland remains a 4-seed this week.

Bracketology 2015: March Madness Bracket Projections (Version 6.0) - CollegeHoopsDaily
Terps hold on to their 4-seed.

Bleacher Report Bracketology - South Region (Houston)
Terps are a 5-seed.

1-3-1 Sports
Maryland is a 5-seed this week.

NCAA Bracketology 2015
They have Maryland as a 7-seed, but give them a 94 percent chance of making the tournament.

NCAA Basketball Big Board
Brad Evans of Yahoo! Sports dropped Maryland down to a 5-seed.

SportsRatings: College Basketball: Dance Chance: NCAA Tracker
Three weeks ago, they had Maryland as a 1-seed. But they've now dropped them to a 5-seed.

Bubble Watch: Fringe teams running out of time to impress the committee |
Despite their struggles, Maryland remains in "lock" status for the NCAA Tournament.