Big 12 Basketball

Kansas State Rises Fast in Latest ESPN Women’s Bracketology

The Kansas State Wildcats moved up two seed lines in the most recent NCAA Women’s Tournament Bracketology released by ESPN’s Charlie Crème on Friday.

The Wildcats were one of six Big 12 teams included in Crème’s full 68-team field.

The Wildcats were on a hot streak to start Big 12 play, one that cooled off a bit when they lost to Iowa State on Tuesday night. But, as of Friday, Kansas State is the second-highest seeded Big 12 team in the field.

 

The Cyclones, who lead the Big 12 and are the league’s only remaining undefeated team in league action, are a No. 2 seed.

Other trends and notes:

Baylor and Texas both dropped out of the Top 16 teams in the field, thanks to losses this week. Baylor is now a No. 5 seed, while Texas is a No. 6 seed. Curiously, Texas’ first-round game would be a rematch with Princeton.

Kansas and Oklahoma both moved up a seed line, thanks to wins over Baylor and Texas, respectively.

West Virginia is on the outside looking in, one of the first eight teams out of the tournament as of this moment.

How the bracket looks for the Big 12 as of now:

Bridgeport Region

No. 5 Baylor vs. No. 12 Stephen F. Austin

Greensboro Region

No. 2 Iowa State vs. No. 15 Fairfield

No. 9 Kansas vs. No. 8 Virginia Tech

Wichita Region

No. 4 Kansas State vs. No. 13 Toledo

No. 6 Texas vs. No. 11 Princeton

Spokane Region

No. 6 Oklahoma vs. No. 11 Creighton

Future Big 12 members

Spokane Region

No. 4 BYU vs. No. 13 New Mexico

Wichita Region

No. 10 UCF vs. No. 7 Iowa.

You can find Matthew Postins on Twitter @PostinsPostcard.

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