A Baylor win Wednesday over Oklahoma would have bumped the Lady Bears past Tennessee for the final No. 1 seed. Instead, the Lady Bears lost, allowing Maryland in this razor-thin race to jump past Baylor for the top No. 2 seed.
Could Notre Dame really end up in the Spokane Regional? Can Tennessee hold off Maryland and Baylor for the final No. 1 seed? And how does Oregon State factor into the Fighting Irish possibly having to head west once the tourney starts?
What can we really expect to learn when the NCAA selection committee unveils its current No. 1 seeds and top-20 teams Wednesday? Whether Princeton, James Madison and George Washington are included might be the biggest insights.
For the first time since 2002, the women's NCAA tournament will return to having the top 16 seeds host the first and second rounds, which, along with the regionals, also return to a Friday through Monday format.
Our resident bracketologist examines how South Carolina, not Stanford, ended up a No. 1 seed, why geography didn't play as big of a role in the bracket this year, and explains why a No. 3 seed might be just what Louisville deserved.