1/14 Women's Basketball Bracketology Breakdown

Last Eight In: Purdue, Utah, UCF, Kansas State, Villanova, LSU, Virginia Tech, UCLA
First Eight Out: Georgia Tech, Georgia, Clemson, South Dakota State, Michigan, North Carolina, Duke, Ohio
The top team in the nation faced off against the #2 team on Thursday night. That is not a rare occasion in women’s college basketball, this being the 59th of all time, but it is rare that neither of those teams were Connecticut. Louisville traveled to South Bend and Notre Dame had a strong second half to pull away for an 82-68 victory. Arike Ogunbowale scored 26 of her game high 30 points in the second half and fueled that strong third and fourth quarter for the Irish. That makes Notre Dame the clear #1 team in the country, but they will be tested a few more times in the tough ACC.
ACC: Florida State, Louisville, Miami (FL), North Carolina State, Notre Dame, Syracuse, Virginia Tech
American: Connecticut, UCF
Big East: Butler, DePaul, Marquette, Villanova
Big 12: Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas State, Texas
Big Ten: Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan State, Minnesota, Purdue, Rutgers
Pac-12: Arizona State, California, Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford, UCLA, Utah
SEC: Auburn, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi State, Missouri, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M
A-10: Dayton
CAA: James Madison
C-USA: Middle Tennessee
Horizon: Green Bay
MAC: Central Michigan
MVC: Drake
MWC: New Mexico
WCC: Gonzaga
America East: Maine
A-Sun: Florida Gulf Coast
Big Sky: Northern Colorado
Big South: Radford
Big West: UC Irvine
Ivy League: Penn
MAAC: Quinnipiac
MEAC: Bethune-Cookman
NEC: St. Francis
OVC: Belmont
Patriot: Bucknell
Southern: Mercer
Southland: Stephen F. Austin
Summit: South Dakota
Sun Belt: South Alabama
SWAC: Southern
WAC: New Mexico State