As it turns out, losing to UConn in the regular season might not hurt a team's NCAA profile too much. But landing in the eighth spot in the S-curve -- and in the same regional as the Huskies -- is the thing to be wary of.
After the first week of 2009 provided plenty of losses for Top 25 teams, the top of the S-curve got shaken up, too.
UConn will go all the way, Tennessee will stumble earlier than ever, and Auburn (!) will be the national runner-up when the women's 2009 NCAA tournament is played.