The race for a #1 seed.

VandyMania gives a break down of the top college women's hoops programs and gives strengths and weakness for each team in their quest for a #1 seed in the Women's NCAA Tournament.

Duke and UConn are definate locks for a #1 seed. Oklahoma will also have #1 seed if they defeat Baylor in the Big 12 Conference Tournament Championship Saturday. If Oklahoma falls then there will be strong arguments from Baylor, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Stanford for two of four #1 seed spots. If Oklahoma wins then Tennessee, Vandy and Stanford will try to make claim to the remaining #1 seed.

TEAM

Record
AP
Rank
USA
Today
Rank
RPI
SOS
Rank
Last
10
vs top 25
vs top 50

Remarks

#1 Seed?

CONNECTICUT 33-0 1 1 2 19 10-0 9-0 15-0 UConn is definitely a #1 seed and will probably be the champion. Undefeated, with nobody even coming close. 'Nuff said.
YES
STANFORD 30-2 2 2 7 49 9-2 2-1 8-2 The Cardinal has an very impressive record but who have they played? How would Stanford's record be now if they''d have played the schedule Oklahoma or Tennessee played? Lost in the Pac-10 tourney to Arizona State. Lindsey Yamasaki, their top scorer, was out with an appendectomy. She's supposed to be back for the NCAAs, but will the committee take that into account, and if so, which way?
MAYBE
DUKE 27-3 3 3 4 8 10-0 5-2 8-2 Duke makes a strong case for a #1 seed. Strength of schedule is not the greatest but it wasn't a cake walk. That loss to Toledo early in the season still sticks out like a sore thumb, but probably won't matter since Duke stormed through the ACC season and tournament.
YES
OKLAHOMA 26-3 4 4 3 4 9-1 8-3 11-3 Have been strong all year and are finishing strong, too. #1 seed should be a lock at this point but a loss to Baylor in the Big 12 Tourney Final might move them to a #2.
MAYBE
VANDERBILT 27-6 5 5 5 3 8-2 6-4 9-6 Six losses but finishing the season strong, highlighted by winning the SEC tourney. Reminiscent of 1995, when the #6 ranked Dores won the SEC tourney and went into Selection Sunday with a 26-6 record and came out with a #1 seed.
MAYBE
TENNESSEE 25-4 6 6 1 1 7-3 10-4 13-4 Besides the 3 losses in their last 10 games, they've had to win 2 others with buzzer beaters and they were tied with Kentucky (doormat of the SEC) at halftime at home in another. No one could say that they finished the season strong, but they're still #1 RPI.
MAYBE
BAYLOR 26-4 7 7 8 39 9-1 7-4 9-4 The Bears putting on a good end-of-the season showing making it to the Big 12 finals, look like a sure #2 at this point. Winning the Big 12 Tourney Championship against Oklahoma might get them a #1.
MAYBE
LOUISIANA TECH 24-4 8 8 20 91 9-1 0-0 4-4 Techsters in a class by itself because of the combo of their storied history and their weak conference. Lost all 3 games they've played with top 25 teams, loss to unranked Rice late in season won't help either. May not even be a 2 seed.
NO
PURDUE 23-5 9 9 6 5 8-2 2-4 14-5 Loss to unranked Indiana in Big 10 tournament might hurt chance for even a #2 but they're still 23-5 with #6 RPI.
NO
KANSAS STATE 24-7 13 12 9 12 5-5 5-4 5-5 Might have hurt their chances for even a #2 seed by losing badly to Oklahoma in Big 12 tournament.
NO

TEAM

Record
AP
Rank
USA
Today
Rank
RPI
SOS
Rank
Last
10
vs top 25
vs top 50

Remarks

#1 Seed?

Key

Green This team has what it takes in this area to be a #1 seed.
Yellow This area may not help or damage a team's chances at a #1 seed.
Red- This is a definate weakness that will not impress the selection committee.


Notes

Records versus top 25 and top 50 derived from the RPIs. Strength of schedule based on the RPI (March 9th).

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