Teams in consideration for a #1 seed not named Kentucky or Virginia:
I highly doubt Gonzaga gets the #1 seeding simply based on the conference they play in even if they do go undefeated the rest of the way. Besides us, they played Ucla, SMU. That's it for name schools out of conference.
Duke will be hard to overcome should they win out. If they finish the regular season without a loss, it would be 11 straight wins heading into conference play. Even if they lose in the ACC tourney, I think they'll have a #1 seed locked up.
I think the loss to Maryland may hurt the Badgers chances for a #1 seed especially if they slip up again in their final three games. However, should they win out and win the Big10 tourney, then they could make a very strong argument for the top spot.
Villanova is playing really good basketball right now. Should they win out, they'll finish with 12 straight victories. They have a couple of bad losses to Seton Hall and Georgetown but those are not as bad as our three losses. A strong showing in the Big East tourney may convince the committee that they belong as a #1 seed.
That leaves Arizona. And compared to the other contenders, I think a #1 seed is a long shot unless some unexpected losses take place above us, and even then it may take more than one loss from the other teams. However, that's not to say we don't have an argument. Finish out the last two weeks of conference play with wins and it'll be 11 straight wins. Should we we win the conference tournament, it'll be 14 straight wins including two wins likely over a very good Utah team.