The at-large pool has grown to 33 with the Ivy League opting out. And if the NCAA tourney is held at one site, geographical placement is eliminated.
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Although bracketing becomes easier and seeding becomes less important with a one-site NCAA tournament, picking the teams might be harder than ever.
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College basketball was one of the first sports canceled in March. Since then, the sport and its players have seen nearly every league at every level return. Now, it's finally time for college basketball's return.
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Eight players from the SEC, including No. 1 Rhyne Howard of Kentucky, lead the way in our list of the best 25 players in the country.
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South Carolina and Stanford remain 1-2, but UConn and Louisville are climbing as Baylor and Mississippi State each dropped two spots.
Baylor's DiDi Richards and Moon Ursin are both recovering well after colliding at full speed during practice last week.
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Baylor seniors DiDi Richards and Moon Ursin were injured in a practice collision that left Richards out indefinitely and put Ursin in concussion protocol.
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Most league schedules aren't set, nonconference games aren't locked in, and plenty of questions remain six weeks before the start of the season.
While Baylor and Louisville are climbing up the Way-Too-Early Top 25, South Carolina and Stanford remain at 1-2.
Kamaria McDaniel, one of the nation's leading scorers, has transferred to defending national champion Baylor.
Which programs benefited most as players moved destinations this offseason? North Carolina, Arkansas, Baylor and Kentucky were among the big winners.
Former Stanford standout DiJonai Carrington will transfer to Baylor for her final season of eligibility.
From Baylor's Kim Mulkey and UConn's Geno Auriemma to South Carolina's Dawn Staley and Stanford's Tara VanDerveer, who will follow in their footsteps?
Maryland's transfers, Destiny Slocum's move to Arkansas and new homes for Vic Schaefer and Niele Ivey had a domino effect on the bracket.
In the first projection for 2020-21, South Carolina is back as the No. 1 overall seed, but Stanford is top dog in the Pac-12.
Paige Bueckers, the top recruit in the Class of 2020, and Azzi Fudd, No. 1 in 2021, lead the way, but the Class of 2023 has a lot of potential.
Jaden Owens, who just finished her freshman season at UCLA, has announced she's transferring to Baylor, following the lead of other point guards successful in the Bears' program.
From Aari McDonald to Evina Westbrook, plenty of talent will take the floor next season. Rhyne Howard tops the list of player of the year candidates.
Wednesday's three-team trade sending Tina Charles to the Mystics could bring Oregon teammates Sabrina Ionescu and Ruthy Hebard together again on the Liberty.
As the 2020 WNBA draft approaches, ESPN looked at the schools that have produced the best players at each position. UConn fared well.
Oregon senior Sabrina Ionescu was selected No. 1 overall by the New York Liberty in Friday's WNBA draft. Three Ducks went in the first eight picks.