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NCAA unveils first of three top 16 reveals for 2018

Published on January 18, 2018


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The results of the first of three NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship Sport Committee top 16 reveals took place during halftime the telecast of the Tennessee at Notre Dame game Thursday evening.  The reveals include the top-16 in seed order. During the final reveal, teams will be identified with potential regional assignments for all 16 teams.

Top 16 Seeds According to the NCAA Selection Committee

No. 1 Seeds

  1. Connecticut (Albany Region)
  2. Mississippi State (Kansas City Region)
  3. Louisville (Lexington Region)
  4. Oregon (Spokane Region)

No. 2 Seeds

  1. Tennessee
  2. Notre Dame
  3. Texas
  4. South Carolina

No. 3 Seeds

  1. Baylor
  2. Ohio State
  3. Florida State
  4. UCLA

No. 4 Seeds

  1. Missouri
  2. Texas A&M
  3. Rutgers
  4. Georgia

*Rankings based on games played through Tuesday night, January 16.

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 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).


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