Before a four-day holiday break from games arrived, Stanford showed why the road to No. 1 still runs through the Bay Area.
Baylor is the top seed but might have the toughest road to the Final Four.
As the focus shifts from college football to basketball, let's recap what we've learned so far, things we thought we knew, and some preseason assumptions that need to be revised.
They aren't the headlining act Sunday night and have been overlooked this awards season. But together, Stanford's big three of Jayne Appel, Kayla Pedersen and Nnemkadi Ogwumike are entirely deserving of San Antonio's spotlight.