Duke's season-opening trip to the Bay Area to play Cal was a festive homecoming for senior star Chelsea Gray, though the Blue Devils made sure to take care of business as well.
Cal dropped its season opener Sunday, falling to No. 2 Duke 70-58. But that doesn't mean the Bears didn't have plenty to take away from the loss.
Not to be outdone by dunks, Duke or Dawn Staley, Nneka Ogwumike's 39 points put Stanford into the Elite Eight.
It's time to take stock of things as the calendar year draws to a close. With that in mind, here are the hottest players and women's basketball teams in this young season.