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.
There are always a handful of teams that really help shape the bubble come March. These are the five mid-major teams that have the best shot of getting an at-large bid if they fail to clinch an automatic berth.