Whether you know a lot about a handful of teams or a little about most of them in the women's NCAA tournament, get even more prepared for the first round with Charlie Creme's 1-64 power rankings, which examine the best and worst outcome for each team.
2018 ScheduleAll times ET
- 11/10W 76-63
- 11/13W 84-67
- 11/16W 77-54
- 11/19W 65-51
- 11/243L 78-68
- 11/25W 75-64
- 11/26L 63-60
- 11/30W 57-53
- 12/2W 59-47
- 12/4W 52-43
- 12/8W 70-45
- 12/10W 101-35
- 12/13W 70-50
- 12/16W 75-57
- 12/28W 58-50
- 12/31W 61-58
- 1/3W 76-37
- 1/6W 70-65
- 1/10L 47-33
- 1/13W 80-70
- 1/18L 70-67
- 1/21L 52-42
- 1/27L 64-58
- 2/111L 88-60
- 2/413W 63-56
- 2/813L 90-68
- 2/1110L 72-54
- 2/14W 63-50
- 2/21L 77-67
- 2/25L 63-50
- 3/1W 62-60
- 3/213L 82-57
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Rutgers, the 2014 WNIT champions and also a 2016 participant, decided to decline an invite this year after C. Vivian Stringer said the Scarlet Knights were snubbed by the NCAA tournament committee.
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The bulk of the women's NCAA tournament bracket was fair and made sense. But giving Oklahoma the last at-large bid despite a 16-14 record was both precedent-setting and bad optics.
The NCAA committee revealed the final eight teams being considered for the last four spots in the bracket. Nebraska didn't make the list. So what does that mean for the rest of the bubble? Charlie Creme lists Minnesota, Rutgers, Buffalo and Creighton as the "last four in." And the Cornhuskers are a No. 9 seed.
The NCAA women's basketball tournament selection committee on Sunday released the final eight teams under consideration for the last four spots in the women's bracket: Buffalo, Creighton, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Purdue, Rutgers, USC and West Virginia.
How did Saturday's eight conference tournament finals impact our latest projection? Six new teams -- Cal State Northridge, Elon, Grambling, Seattle, Stephen F. Austin and Western Kentucky -- joined the field. Rutgers, Buffalo, Creighton and Nebraska are the "last four in."
The NCAA tournament field is taking shape, as five more automatic bids were won Tuesday. That left South Dakota on the wrong side of the bubble, and Minnesota, Rutgers, Creighton and Nebraska as the "last four in."
The NCAA tournament field is taking shape, as two more automatic bids were won Monday. But all eyes are on the bubble, and in Charlie Creme's latest projection, Southern California is out and South Dakota State is in. Minnesota, Rutgers and Creighton join the Jackrabbits in the "last four in."
George Washington, Louisville, Mercer, Ohio State, Oregon and South Carolina punched their tickets Sunday. Charlie Creme's updated projection included only minor movement, with no new teams joining the 64-team field, and Minnesota, Creighton, Rutgers and Southern Cal still the "last four in."
Kelsey Mitchell scored 22 points, Stephanie Mavunga added 18 and No. 13 Ohio State cruised into the Big Ten Conference Tournament semifinals for the fifth straight year with an 82-57 quarterfinal win over Rutgers on Friday.
Champ Week is here, which means time is running out for teams to make a last big push for an NCAA tournament bid and for seeding. What happens in the Big Ten tournament might have the biggest impact on the bubble.
Eleanna Christinaki scored 18 points and No. 10 Maryland used a big run at the end of the first half to beat Rutgers 72-54 on Sunday.
Kelsey Mitchell scored 28 points on 10-of-13 shooting and reached another milestone to lead No. 13 Ohio State to a 90-68 win over Rutgers on Thursday night.
Reserve Ciani Cryor matcher her season high with 16 points, nine in a late 12-0 run, and Rutgers upset No. 13 Michigan 63-56 on Sunday to end a four-game losing streak.
Kaila Charles and Eleanna Christinaki combined for 42 points on 17-of-26 shooting and No. 11 Maryland rolled to an 88-60 win over Rutgers on Thursday night.
Ohio State, which was No. 10 in the NCAA's first reveal Jan. 17, has fallen out of the top 16 seeds that will host the women's NCAA tournament's early-round games, while UConn, Mississippi State, Louisville and Notre Dame are regional top seeds.
The NCAA committee revealed its top 16 last week. And though only four days have passed, a lot can change in the bracket when multiple top-10 teams lose in a weekend. So why are the Cardinals still on the top line? Charlie Creme explains.
Kate Cain scored 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds and Jasmine Cincore added 11 and seven to help Nebraska beat No. 25 Rutgers 52-42 on Sunday night.
Teniya Page made 4 of 5 free throws with a second left and finished with 34 points to lead Penn State to a 70-67 win over No. 25 Rutgers on Thursday night.
Including Oregon as a No. 1 seed isn't a hard sell, but Baylor falling off the top line and all the way to a No. 3 seed was the lone shocker as the NCAA revealed its top 16 teams Thursday, Charlie Creme writes.
Will Rutgers, the biggest surprise of the season so far, wind up in the NCAA's top 16 seeds on Thursday night? What seed will South Carolina land? Will Baylor join UConn, Louisville and Mississippi State on the top line?
Tyler Scaife scored 25 points, Stasha Carey added 23 and the pair combined for all 12 Rutgers points in overtime to lift the 19th-ranked Scarlet Knights to an 80-70 win over Minnesota on Saturday.
Ae'Rianna Harris scored 13 points and Purdue held Rutgers to 10 points in the first half en route to a 47-33 win on Wednesday night that ended the No. 21 Scarlet Knights' 11-game winning streak.
After a two-year hiatus, C. Vivian Stringer has Rutgers back in The Associated Press women's basketball poll.