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 rise of NC State and the continued success of the Pac-12 got the headlines over the holiday week, but a trio of mid-majors made the bigger impact on the bracket. Princeton, Green Bay and Florida Gulf Coast all upset Top 25 teams, establishing resumes that are already worthy of at-large bids. Throw in Gonzaga and possibly Drake, UNLV and South Dakota State, and there could be heavy dose of teams outside the Power 5 and Big East in the at-large pool come March. While the Tigers, Phoenix and Eagles registered big wins, they don't have the best overall records in their respective leagues (Ivy, Horizon and ASUN), making them at-large selections this week. That's a snapshot of what the field could look like should none of them win its conference tournament. December has yet to arrive, and March's bid-stealing conferences are already established.

68-Team Bracket

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