We're almost there, folks. One more regular season game followed by the Big Ten Conference tournament next week and then Selection Sunday. It's going to be a great, but somewhat odd feeling to be wondering how high Maryland's seed will be instead of whether we're going to hear their name called on March 15.
For the Terps, they're solidly in as a 3-seed but a deep run in the Big Ten Tournament, assuming they handle Nebraska Sunday night, could put them as high as a 2-seed. That would be an incredible accomplishment for a team most considered a bubble team at the start of the season and who the media picked to finish as low as 10th in the Big Ten's preseason poll.
With Maryland's win over Wisconsin, they added to what was already a very comprehensive NCAA Tournament at-large profile. In addition to all of the wins against good teams like the Badgers, Maryland doesn't have a bad loss so far this season, either.
Here is where some of the expert bracketologists see Maryland as of today:
Bracketology - Joe Lunardi - ESPN
Maryland remains a 3-seed.
Bracketology: Boise State, Davidson and Tulsa jump into the field - SBNation.com
Maryland holds onto its 3-seed and is in the East region, where Virginia is No. 1.
Bracketology: Iowa State jumps up to No. 3 line with comeback defeat of Oklahoma | Patrick Stevens, syracuse.com
Maryland holds onto its 3-seed but is again in the Midwest region, where Kentucky is the 1-seed.
Jerry Palm, CBS Sports Bracketology 2015
Terps are still a 3-seed according Jerry Palm of CBS.
Bracket Watch: Villanova replaces Gonzaga as No. 1 seed in the West | SI.com
Maryland is a 3-seed in the South region, where Duke is the 1-seed. Man oh man would beating Duke in the NCAA Tournament be sweet.
NCAA Basketball Big Board
Brad Evans of Yahoo! Sports has Maryland as a 3-seed but knocking on the door for a 2-seed.
M + J's NCAA Basketball Bracket Watch
Terps are a 3-seed in the Midwest region, where they'd have to go through Kentucky.
GMoney's Sports Page
Maryland is a 2-seed in the midwest.
Bracketology - Every Day is March
They have Maryland as a 2-seed and have a nice blurb about how the slow and steady turtle can win the race.
They somehow have Maryland as a 5-seed which, given Maryland's resume to date, seems too low.