The Texas Longhorns exited from the Field of 68 in ESPN’s most recent Bracketology for the Women’s NCAA Tournament next March.
With the Longhorns’ depature, there are five Big 12 teams included in the field:
Iowa State, No. 2 seed in the Seattle Region
Oklahoma, No. 5 seed in the Seattle Region
Baylor, No. 6 seed in the Greenville Region
Kansas, No. 7 seed in the Greenville Region
Kansas State, No. 7 seed in the Seattle Region
Texas returned to Bracketology last week after falling under .500. Last week the Longhorns lost to South Florida at home. After that, Texas was one of the First Four teams out of the tournament.
Iowa State remained a No. 2 seed as it prepares for a Cy-Hawk showdown with Iowa on Wednesday. The Cyclones are No. 10 in the AP Top 25. They would play Eastern Illinois in the first round.
Oklahoma moved up a seed line as the Sooners appear to have recovered from their 124-78 blowout loss to Utah last month. The Sooners would face Cleveland State in the first round.
Baylor also nudged up a seed line after a 1-0 week. Baylor would play UNLV in the first round. The Bears have the Big 12 Freshman of the Week in Bella Fontleroy.
Kansas, which is still undefeated going into its showdown with Arizona, remained a No. 7 seed and would play St. John’s in the first round.
Kansas State moved up two seed lines after last week and would face Princeton in the first round.
None of the other Big 12 teams are on the bubble. No future Big 12 teams are in the field.
For the first time, the Women’s Tournament will be split into two regions — Greenville and Seattle. The first- and second-round games will continue to be held at campus sites. After that, eight teams will head to Greenville and eight teams will head to Seattle for the Sweet 16 and the Elite Eight.
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