12/21 Women's Basketball Bracketology Breakdown

Last Four In: Florida, Vanderbilt, Green Bay, Seton Hall
First Four Out: Ole Miss, Arkansas, North Carolina, Duke
With conference play quickly approaching – with some conferences already have started, I thought it would be best to update our bracketology. There is quite a shift in this bracket compared to the bracket released almost a month ago. Vanderbilt from the SEC earns a spot in the tournament for the first time in nearly a decade. Meanwhile, Tennessee is nowhere to be found this week. The teams who have a 1-3 seed are still difficult to place this early in the season. Once conference play gets going, we should be able to see teams separate themselves from others. The Pac-12 and Big Ten both have 9 teams in the field this week and I can expect that number to drop as we make our way towards March.
ACC: NC State*, Florida State, Notre Dame, Louisville, Virginia Tech, Miami (FL), Syracuse
American: North Texas
Big East: Connecticut*, Seton Hall, Marquette, Creighton
Big 12: Texas*, Baylor, Kansas State, TCU, West Virginia  
Big Ten: Iowa*, Indiana, Ohio State, Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska, Michigan State, Penn State, Minnesota
Pac-12: Stanford*, UCLA, Utah, USC, Colorado, Washington State, Arizona, Washington, Oregon State
SEC: South Carolina*, LSU, Mississippi State, Alabama, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt, Florida
A-10: Davidson
America East: Albany
A-Sun: Florida Gulf Coast
Big Sky: Northern Arizona
Big South: Presbyterian
Big West: UC Irvine
CAA:  Stony Brook
C-USA: Middle Tennessee
Horizon: Cleveland State*, Green Bay
Ivy: Princeton
MAAC: Fairfield
MAC: Ball State
MEAC: Norfolk State
MVC: Belmont
NEC: Sacred Heart
OVC: Western Illinois
Patriot: Lehigh  
Southern: Chattanooga
Southland: Incarnate Word
Summit: South Dakota
Sun Belt: Old Dominion
SWAC: Bethune-Cookman
WAC: Cal Baptist
WCC: Gonzaga