Might this be the year for mid-majors to win more at-large bids than ever? Yes ... and no.
Leilani Mitchell had 19 points and 10 assists and Utah won its 15th straight game, beating Air Force 66-49 on Saturday.
North Carolina led the final AP women's basketball poll, receiving all 46 first-place votes from a national media panel.
UNC, which has been No. 1 for three of the past five weeks, finished the season atop the poll, with 30 first-place votes for 774 points. Ohio State (28-2) received the other first-place vote and had 731 points.
Kim Smith scored a season-high 29 points and had 13 rebounds to lead Utah to a 67-47 win over Air Force in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Conference.
Bowling Green joined The Associated Press women's basketball poll at No. 24, the Falcons' first appearance in 12 years.
Utah 57, Air Force 56