Women's Bracketology: 2024 NCAA tournament

Bracketology is back for its 21st season. We will project the field of 68 every week from now until Selection Sunday on March 17. Our bracket updates every Tuesday through December before shifting to semiweekly projections (Tuesday and Friday) once conference play begins in January. Albany, New York, and Portland, Oregon, will host the regionals, as the two-site format remains for a second consecutive year. It all culminates in Cleveland at the Final Four.

Bracket Watch

The list of firsts and worsts has piled up for UConn since Sunday's loss at Texas. Add Bracketology to the mix. This week's projection marks the first time the Huskies have been placed outside the top 16. They are a No. 5 seed. Imagine that: UConn would have no home games in the NCAA tournament. UConn has three losses at the earliest date on the calendar since 1986-87. That season, Geno Auriemma's second in Storrs, the Huskies finished 14-13 and missed the NCAA tournament. That seems impossible to imagine come March, but UConn has North Carolina and Louisville in two of its next three games. Should the Huskies slip below .500, they could fall out of the projected field in two weeks.

68-Team Bracket

Conference Breakdown

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