After Saturday’s convincing win over Navy, Maryland now knows that they they will host a home game in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. You can attempt to come up with all the potential opponents for the Terrapins until you’re blue in the face. Instead, we’ll do that for you. Here’s a rundown of who the major lacrosse experts think the Terps could end up in this year’s tournament.
Corey McLaughlin of Lacrosse Magazine has released his latest bracket and it’s quite a different draw for the Terps. McLaughlin has Maryland playing in the Long Island grouping as a seven-seed where they face Harvard.
The Crimson are currently 10-5 on the season, but still have to face Penn in the Ivy League title game at noon on Sunday. Harvard may not get into the tournament if they lose to the Quakers. If Maryland beats Harvard in this projection, the Terps would face the winner of Syracuse/Siena or Bryant.
Terry Foy and Brian Coughlin of InsideLacrosse released their latest bracketology on Friday. They have Maryland as a four-seed and hosting Albany in the Delaware grouping. They also mention that Maryland could face an AQ like Fairfield.
If the Terps were to win in the Albany scenario, they would draw the winner of Virginia/Johns Hopkins in the First State.
The guys at InsideLacrosse also states that Maryland could potentially face Hopkins in the first round. Geography plays a big factor and the Blue Jays make sense from that perspective. With the ACC likely to receive four of the seven remaining at-large bids, the Terps could also draw a team from their own conference.
I’ll continue to update this post if there’s any new bracketology projections. Make sure you’re keeping tuned in to TerrapinStationMD for the unveiling of the bracket during the NCAA Tournament Selection Show at 9 p.m. on Sunday evening!