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First NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Committee Top-16 reveal set for January 18

Published on January 16, 2018


Columbus Ohio 2018 Final Four

The first of the NCAA’s top-16 reveals will take place Thursday, Jan. 18 during halftime of the Tennessee at Notre Dame game (tip off 7 p.m. ET on ESPN). The remaining top-16 reveals are scheduled for:

  • Thursday, Feb. 1 during halftime of the UConn-South Carolina game on ESPN (7 p.m. ET)
  • Monday, Feb. 19, during ESPN2’s Big Monday/Play4Kay tripleheader that includes Florida State at Duke (6 p.m.), Baylor at Texas (8 p.m. ET) and UCLA at Oregon (10 p.m. ET).

The reveals will include the top-16 in seed order in addition to the top four teams assigned to their potential regional site as of that date. During the final reveal, teams will be identified with potential regional assignments for all 16 teams.

Per the NCAA: “The three top-16 announcements will have no bearing on the final 64-team field for the 2018 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship that will be announced during the Selection Special on Monday, March 12 at 7 p.m. on ESPN.”

The 2018 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship Schedule

  • First & Second Rounds, March 16-19, 2018, 16 non-predetermined campus sites.
  • Regionals, March 23-26, 2018
Site Venue Host
Lexington, Ky. Rupp Arena University of Kentucky
Albany, N.Y. Times Union Center Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Kansas City, Mo. Sprint Center Big 12 Conference and Kansas City Sports Commission
Spokane, Wash. Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena University of Idaho
  • Final Four and National Championship, March 30 and April 1, 2018, Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio


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