The Baylor women’s basketball team is one of six Big 12 teams in the field in the most recent NCAA Women’s Tournament Bracketology released by ESPN.
The Bears, who have just one loss on the season, are one of three Big 12 teams that have been ranked in the AP Top 25 all season, along with Iowa State and Texas.
Charlie Creme had the Bears as a No. 2 seed in the Spokane Region, facing Montana if the Tournament started today.
The Big 12 sent five teams to the NCAA Tournament last season, and right now the league appears to be in line at least as well, if not better. Part of this is due to the NCAA Women’s Tournament expanding to 68 teams this season.
Oklahoma moved into a No. 8 seed in this draft, but this update was released before OU’s win over No. 16 BYU. Based on that, the Sooners could make a move in the next bracketology.
Kansas State made the field as a ‘First Four’ team and would play future Big 12 member UCF in the First Four round for the right to face North Carolina. The Wildcats have one of the top NET ratings in the country.
Kansas was one of the ‘First Four Out’ teams in this draft.
Along with the six Big 12 teams, two future Big 12 teams are in the field —BYU.
How the bracket looks for the Big 12 as of now:
No. 8 Oklahoma vs. No. 9 UCLA
No. 6 North Carolina vs. No. 11 Kansas State/UCF
No. 8 Colorado vs. No. 9 West Virginia
No. 3 Texas vs. No. 14 Tulsa
No. 3 Iowa State vs. No. 14 Cleveland State
No. 2 Baylor vs. No. 15 Montana
Future Big 12 members
No. 4 BYU vs. No 13 Long Beach
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