11/15 Women's Basketball Bracketology Breakdown

Last Eight In: North Carolina, Penn State, Missouri, USC, Arkansas, LSU, West Virginia, Nebraska

First Eight Out: Oregon, Purdue, Miami, St. John’s, Iowa State, Seton Hall, Virginia, Middle Tennessee

We learned a couple things during the opening weekend. For one, Ohio State is really good, but South Carolina is better. A’ja Wilson scored 20 points and added 14 rebounds in a thrilling 88-80 win for the Gamecocks. Those two could meet again in the Final Four. The other thing we learned is that North Carolina is as bad as we thought. They lost their opener on Friday at home to Gardner-Webb 66-65 and followed it up with an overtime loss to Oregon. For now, we’ll keep North Carolina in the bracket since it is an inexperienced team that will only get better, but the Tar Heels cannot afford too many more slipups since even at their best UNC is likely a team that will hover around .500 in ACC play.


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ACC: Duke, Florida State, Louisville, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Syracuse

American: Connecticut, South Florida

Big East: DePaul

Big 12: Baylor, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, West Virginia

Big Ten: Iowa, Maryland, Michigan State, Nebraska, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State, Rutgers

Pac-12: Arizona State, California, Oregon State, Stanford, UCLA, USC, Washington

SEC: Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi State, Missouri, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M

A-10: Dayton, George Washington

CAA: James Madison

C-USA: Western Kentucky

Horizon: Green Bay

MAC: Ohio

MVC: Drake

MWC: Wyoming

WCC: Gonzaga

America East: Albany

A-Sun: Florida Gulf Coast

Big Sky: Montana

Big South: Liberty

Big West: UC Riverside

Ivy League: Princeton

MAAC: Iona

MEAC: Hampton

NEC: Central Connecticut State

OVC: Tennessee-Martin

Patriot: Holy Cross

Southern: Chattanooga

Southland: Stephen F. Austin

Summit: South Dakota State

Sun Belt: Arkansas State

SWAC: Alabama State

WAC: New Mexico State


See the Women's Basketball Projected NCAA Tournament Bracket