As the calendar flips to another month, the road to the Final Four is getting that much shorter. That also means the discussion for which four teams should get a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament is heating up. The Wisconsin Badgers have been in that conversation and back out of it throughout the season. As the regular season is winding to an end, one ESPN analyst thinks the Badgers have a possibility of earning a top seed.
That man is none other than Jay Bilas himself.
On Saturday afternoon Bilas answered some fan questions using the #BarkatBilas. One fan asked him if the Badgers had a chance at a No. 1 seed. Bilas had this to say:
— Jay Bilas (@JayBilas) March 1, 2014
Add Bilas to the list of analysts who feel this way. Dan Dakich is another one who thinks the Badgers could earn a one seed as well.
Yes, there is a possibility the Badgers can get a one seed in the tournament, but in my opinion I believe it is very small. I understand what Bilas is saying when he says Wisconsin can get there with a finish and how their resume is great and they pass the eye test.
But they need help, and plenty of it. It won’t be just enough for the Badgers to win out the regular season and win the Big Ten tournament. They would need some of these top teams to have some bad losses in the next few weeks.
It is refreshing however to see some of these analysts showing some respect to Wisconsin. Whether the Badgers actually do receive a one seed, that remains to be seen. All they can do for themselves is win and let the chips fall where they may.