1/17 Women's Basketball Bracketology Breakdown

Last Four In: Mississippi State, Missouri, Marquette, Kansas
First Four Out: St. John’s, West Virginia, Miami (FL), Texas Tech
No. 2 Stanford goes down to a gritty USC team. South Carolina, Ohio State, and LSU remain undefeated. The anticipation is high for the South Carolina-LSU matchup in a few weeks. Missouri and Mississippi State from the SEC continue to slide, while USC from the Pac-12, and Oklahoma State from the Big 12 continue to rise. Nearly all the power six conferences do not have a definitive one team that is leading the way. All the conferences are up for grabs. The Big 12 looks a little down for the time being, but Texas, despite a difficult start to the season begins to surge in conference play, along with Oklahoma and Iowa State. Baylor is still in the mix but they have begun to slide as well.
ACC: Duke*, Notre Dame, NC State, Florida State, Virginia Tech, Virginia, Louisville, North Carolina
American: USF
Big East: Connecticut*, St. John’s, Creighton, Villanova, Seton Hall, Marquette
Big 12: Iowa State*, Baylor, Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State
Big Ten: Ohio State*, Indiana, Michigan, Iowa, Illinois, Maryland, Purdue
Pac-12: Stanford*, Utah, UCLA, Oregon, Arizona, Colorado, USC
SEC: South Carolina*, LSU, Tennessee, Arkansas, Ole Miss, Alabama, Missouri, Mississippi State  
A-10: Rhode Island
America East: Albany
A-Sun: Florida Gulf Coast
Big Sky: Sacramento State
Big South: Gardner-Webb
Big West: UC Irvine
CAA: Drexel
C-USA: Middle Tennessee
Horizon: Cleveland State
Ivy: Columbia
MAAC: Iona
MAC: Bowling Green
MEAC: Norfolk State
MVC: Northern Iowa  
NEC: Fairleigh Dickinson
OVC: Eastern Illinois
Patriot: Holy Cross
Southern: Samford
Southland: Texas A&M-CC
Summit: South Dakota State
Sun Belt: James Madison
SWAC: Prairie View A&M
WAC: Southern Utah
WCC: Gonzaga