Unlike the NCAA men’s tourney, I’ve had a lot better results (6-3) picking the champion in the NCAA women’s tournament ranks. Then again, when you’re dealing with the sustained excellence of the UConn women (107 wins and counting) it’s a huge upset and a major news story when they don’t win a game or make it to the Final Four.
In 2008 I started doing a bracket for the NCAA women’s tournament in honor of Women’s History Month and frankly because I believed the lady collegiate ballers needed some love and March Madness attention on this blog as well.
In 2016 I only got one of the Women’s Final Four teams correct, but it was the eventual champion in UConn. But in 2015 I correctly predicted the title game, and I’ve also correctly picked all four women’s NCAA Final Four teams in 2008, 2009, 2012 and 2015.
Like I said, I do a better job on the NCAA women’s tournament.
So now it’s time to see who are going to be the last four teams standing when they get to American Airlines Center in Dallas on March 31 and who will be playing in the women’s title game on April 2
Will UConn win their fifth straight title, 12th overall and complete their seventh perfect season? Or will somebody in this field pull off the upset for the ages?
We’re about to find out starting in a few hours.
First Round .
Connecticut, Iowa State, Texas A&M, UCLA, West Virginia, Maryland, Temple, Duke
Connecticut, Texas A&M, Maryland, Duke
Bridgeport Regional Champ
Oklahoma City Regional
Baylor, LSU, Tennessee, Louisville, Oklahoma, Washington, DePaul, Mississippi State
Baylor, Louisville, Oklahoma, Mississippi State
Oklahoma City Regional Champ
Notre Dame, Purdue, Ohio State, Kentucky, North Carolina State, Texas, Kansas State, Stanford
Notre Dame, Kentucky, Texas, Stanford
Notre Dame, Stanford
Lexington Regional Champ
South Carolina, Arizona State, Marquette, Miami (FL), Missouri, Florida State, Creighton, Oregon State
South Carolina, Marquette, Missouri, Oregon State
South Carolina, Missouri
Stockton Regional Champ
Final Four Connecticut Baylor, Stanford, South Carolina
Connecticut, South Carolina
2017 NCAA Women’s Champion