The Nebraska basketball team is looking good early on with just one loss in the record books. That early success has led to them getting noticed as the team is officially within the top 25 rankings. In addition, they've already got an early prediction for where they could end up in the NCAA tournament field for 2019. Here are the latest details on the Huskers basketball program.

Nebraska's top 25 rankings

Nebraska Cornhuskers fans are celebrating as their team cracked the NCAA top 25 rankings this past week. With a 7-1 record so far this season, it's propelled this team into the bottom part of the best 25 teams in the nation right now.

With star players like James Palmer Jr. and unsung heroes such as Isaiah Roby, who is returning for his senior season, the team is firing on all cylinders early. Nebraska is currently ranked at No. 24 in the AP Top 25. They're just one spot behind Maryland and one ahead of 8-0 Furman.

The Huskers' 7-1 start is their best since the 2003 NCAA basketball season. This year makes the first time since the 2014-15 season that Nebraska has held a top 25 ranking. They're hoping for further success when March rolls around and the Big Dance gets going.

Nebraska is also ranked in the USA Today Coaches Poll.

On that listing, they're at the No. 25 spot, below No. 24 Purdue, and No. 23 Maryland. The top five is the same on both lists, with Gonzaga at No. 1 overall followed by Kansas, Duke, Virginia, and Michigan. Things don't really get different until the No. 12 spot where Wisconsin holds it for the AP and North Carolina for the Coaches Poll.

Nebraska's NCAA tournament spot

The early success is a good sign for Nebraska, but there's still plenty of the season left for the Huskers basketball team. They'll be getting into conference play with some tough matchups against ranked rivals looming. Over at ESPN, Joe Lunardi is constantly updating his predicted Bracketology for the NCAA tournament.

That gives fans a glimpse of where teams might land if the NCAA tournament field was set right now. Nebraska is in Lunardi's field and they're considered a No. 6 seed at the moment.

Lunardi has the Huskers sitting in the South (Louisville) region of the NCAA bracket, where they'd play No. 11 Saint Louis in a first-round matchup in Jacksonville, Florida. A game in the second round could see them up against Roy Williams and North Carolina, a No. 3 seed, with Auburn and Butler among possible third round matchups. To win their bracket and region, they could have to defeat Wisconsin, Villanova, or current No. 1 seed Virginia.

As mentioned, the games are only going to pick up in intensity as this season continues.

An early 68-66 win over out-of-conference Clemson was nice, but the team will need to prove itself. That can come with wins against other Big Ten schools since, right now, Lunardi has that conference with the most teams (10) in his big dance predictions.