• September 28, 2021

UConn, South Carolina, Stanford and Louisville are No. 1 seeds in the NCAA’s first 2021 top-16 reveal

UConn, South Carolina, Stanford, and Louisville are top seeds in the NCAA’s first top-16 reveal, a prediction of how the top teams would fare in the 2021 championship bracket if the season ended today. Texas A&M, NC State, Maryland, and Arizona tabbed as the No. 2 seeds.

The NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Committee made the selections. The committee also picked region assignments for all 16 seeds. The second and final reveal is set for Monday, March 1 at halftime of the Baylor-Texas game on ESPN2.

The announcement of the 2021 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship 64-team bracket is set for Monday, March 15 during the ESPN Selection Show (7 p.m. ET).

NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Committee – February 15 – Top-16 Ranking*

  1. UConn (No. 1 seed – Region 1)
  2. South Carolina (No. 1 seed – Region 2)
  3. Stanford (No. 1 seed – Region 3)
  4. Louisville (No. 1 seed – Region 4)
  5. Texas A&M
  6. NC State
  7. Maryland
  8. Arizona
  9. UCLA
  10. Baylor
  11. Oregon
  12. Georgia
  13. Tennessee
  14. West Virginia
  15. Indiana
  16. Kentucky

Regional Assignments

National Semifinals:
Region 1 Winner vs. Region 4 Winner
Region 2 Winner vs. Region 3 Winner

Region 1:

1. UConn
2. Arizona
3. Baylor
4. Tennessee

Region 2:
1. South Carolina
2. Maryland
3. UCLA
4. West Virginia

Region 3:
1. Stanford
2. NC State
3. Georgia
4. Indiana

Region 4:
1. Louisville
2. Texas A&M
3. Oregon
4. Kentucky

*Ranking and regional assignments based on games played through Sunday, Feb. 14.

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