Monday, November 28

3 No. 1 seeds, 1 No. 2 promise blockbuster women’s semis

Technically, when it comes to seeding, there’s not much madness left.

For years, the argument against women’s basketball has been that when it came to the postseason, the bracket was too predictable. And if one were to just glance at the 2022 Final Four, they’d probably think that argument holds up.

Three No. 1 seeds (South Carolina, Stanford and Louisville) and one No. 2 seed (Connecticut) advanced to Minneapolis for the national semifinals, as Cinderella was sent home. But this season, when there’s been no obvious favorite, a (mostly) chalk bracket is what we should want. Since November, there’s been about half a dozen teams in the national championship conversation — and as it turns out, all of the teams in Minneapolis were part of that talk.

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