1/24 Women's Basketball Bracketology Breakdown

Last Eight In: San Diego, Rutgers, North Carolina State, Nebraska, USC, Duquesne, Iowa, West Virginia

First Eight Out: Oregon, Western Kentucky, St. Bonaventure, Northwestern, Vanderbilt, Utah, St. Mary’s, Auburn

Unlike on the men’s side of college basketball, the favorites on the women’s side keep on winning. Connecticut is cruising, as expected, and blowing out everybody in the AAC. South Carolina and Notre Dame have been one seeds all year long and look to stay that way. The last top seed is Baylor’s to lose. Their win at Texas has cemented the Lady Bears’ top spot in the Big 12. Those two will face off again to close the regular season on February 29th and presumably meet again the Big 12 Tournament. If things stay as they are, and even if Notre Dame or South Carolina slips once or twice along the way, they are still clearly the best two teams in the best two conferences in women’s basketball. For Texas, they probably need to beat Baylor at least once and hope the Bears slip a couple times and they can grab that last one seed.


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

American: Connecticut, South Florida

Big East: DePaul, Seton Hall, St. John’s

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

Big Ten: Iowa, Maryland, Michigan State, Nebraska, Ohio State, Purdue, Rutgers

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

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


A-10: Duquesne, George Washington

CAA: James Madison


Horizon: Green Bay

MAC: Ohio

MVC: Drake

MWC: Colorado State

WCC: BYU, San Diego


America East: Albany

A-Sun: Florida Gulf Coast

Big Sky: Eastern Washington

Big South: UNC Asheville

Big West: UC Riverside

Ivy League: Princeton

MAAC: Iona

MEAC: Hampton

NEC: Robert Morris

OVC: Tennessee-Martin

Patriot: Army

Southern: Chattanooga

Southland: Central Arkansas

Summit: South Dakota State

Sun Belt: Arkansas State

SWAC: Texas Southern

WAC: New Mexico State


See the Women's Basketball Projected NCAA Tournament Bracket