Women's Bracketology: 2022 NCAA tournament

The 2022 women's NCAA tournament will have a considerably different look than what we saw last March. Fans will be back, and host cities for the first and second rounds, as well as four distinct regional sites, also return. The biggest change, however, is the shift to a 68-team field from 64 previously. The women's bracket selection also moves up a day, to Selection Sunday. ESPN will be with you every step of the way, projecting the NCAA tournament bracket and which teams are on the bubble as the march toward Minneapolis and the Final Four continues.

Bracket Watch

The No. 1 seeds get a makeover once again, and Arizona is now the biggest mover in the women's Bracketology history. Unranked in April's Way-Too-Early Top 25, the Wildcats have ascended to a No. 1 seed. Adding some key transfers after last season's Final Four run was step one. Finding immediate chemistry and winning seven in a row to open the season was a big step two. Watching many other good teams lose far more than expected has benefited the Wildcats as well. Arizona has so far avoided the pitfalls and injury issues that have befallen Stanford, Maryland, Iowa, Michigan and Baylor to reach the top line.

68-Team Bracket

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