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NCAA Tournament: Baylor Currently Considered Lock For No. 2 Seed

The Baylor Bears are considered a lock as a No. 2 seed in the upcoming NCAA Tournament, but if they lose to the Missouri Tigers on Saturday, they could be a No. 3 selection, according to SB Nation's Chris Dobbertean.

LAWRENCE, KS - JANUARY 16:  Perry Jones III #1 of the Baylor Bears controls the ball during the game against the Kansas Jayhawks on January 16, 2012 at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
LAWRENCE, KS - JANUARY 16: Perry Jones III #1 of the Baylor Bears controls the ball during the game against the Kansas Jayhawks on January 16, 2012 at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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The NCAA men's basketball tournament and March Madness is about a month away and there isn't much use in speculating who will make it into the tournament and who won't. However, SB Nation's Chris Dobbertean has made predictions on which teams are locks, which are on the bubble and which are out at the moment.

One of the teams that he believes are a lock at the moment at the No. 2 seed are the Baylor Bears but they could fall down to a No. 3 seed if they lose to the Missouri Tigers this weekend.

As for the teams that sit third and fourth on the S-curve, both the Tigers and Buckeyes face significant tests on Saturday. Missouri holds the edge over its Big 12 rivals, thanks to owning wins against both. If the Tigers complete a season sweep of Baylor Saturday, they will be further entrenched on the top line, while the Bears could potentially be staring down a No. 3 seed. Meanwhile, Ohio State hosts Michigan State, a team that is looking the make its way to the group of second seeds--and potentially all the way up to the top line by the end of the season.

The Bears are currently sitting at No. 4 in the AP Poll and have a 21-3 record (8-3 in the Big 12) and if they avoid getting swept by the Tigers on Saturday, they could be a lock for a No. 2 seed, but it seems that even if they lose to No. 4 Missouri, they'll be heading to the tournament anyways.

For more on the Baylor Bears men's basketball team, visit Our Daily Bears.

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