Before a four-day holiday break from games arrived, Stanford showed why the road to No. 1 still runs through the Bay Area.
Sure, Baylor and Maryland suffered upsets. But the Lady Bears and Terps shouldn't give the losses a second thought -- nor should we.
As the curtain closed on the opening weekend of games, it's clear that there might not be a better race for bragging rights than the one in the state of Tennessee.
So just what sort of personnel would it take to end UConn's perfect run this season? The combination of these five players just might be able to handle the Huskies.
The request was short and simple. But picking the country's top 15 players of the 2008-09 season was not.
You can break the women's NCAA tournament field into two groups: Seven powerhouses ... and 57 other teams.
The 16 are set. Time to catch your breath? Hardly. Here are five questions to ponder before action resumes Saturday.