Region 2: Seattle, WA

This year’s women’s tournament features two regions instead of four. The first, second, sweet sixteen and elite eight rounds will be played in two locations - Seattle and Greenville, S.C. Both cities will play host to two “regions” - Greenville 1 and Greenville 2 and Seattle 3 and Seattle 4.

No. 1 seed Virginia Tech is on an 11-game win streak headed into the tournament in Seattle 3 (left column below). They’ll need to get past the March heavyweight #2 UCONN Huskies who have advanced to 14 consecutive Final Fours. Rounding out the region is an offensively strong #3 Ohio State team, Big 12 tournament champions #5 Iowa State and #4 Tennessee led by Rickea Jackson. 

The Seattle 4 region (right column below) is incredibly competitive, featuring Cam Brink and the #1 Stanford Cardinals, and Caitlin Clark and the #2 Iowa Hawkeyes. They’ll need to get past the defensive fronts of #3 Duke, #4 Texas and #5 Louisville to make it to the Final Four. A tough #6 Colorado and talented #7 Florida State are sure to make every round in this region interesting.

#1 - Virginia Tech (27-4)

The Hokies are on an 11-game winning streak heading into the NCAA Tournament after clinching the 2023 ACC Tournament Championship.

#1 - Stanford (28-5)

Led by senior Haley Jones, the Cardinal have an NCAA-leading 10 wins against ranked opponents this season.

#2 - UCONN (28-5)

The Huskies have reached a record 14-consecutive Final Fours under the direction of head coach Geno Auriemma. All eyes are on POY finalist Aaliyah Edwards as the Huskies start tournament play.

#2 - Iowa (26-6)

The Hawkeyes lead the nation in PPG, averaging 87.5 on the season. Star point guard Caitlin Clark leads the nation with 108 three-pointers made this year.

#3 - Ohio State (25-7)

The Buckeyes started their season on a 19-game winning streak and finished as runners-up in the Big Ten tournament.

#3 - Duke (25-6)

The Blue Devils have the second-ranked defense in the country, giving up an average of just 50.8 PPG.

#4 - Tennessee (23-11)

The Volunteers are the only team to have played in all 41 women’s NCAA tournaments.

#4 - Texas (23-8)

The Longhorns snagged a share of the Big 12 regular season title for the first time since the 2003-2004 season.

#5 - Iowa State (19-9)

The Cyclones are led by Ashley Joens, who recently became only the 14th NCAA women’s player to score over 3,000 career points.

#5 - Louisville (23-11)

The Cardinals are 13-0 in first round NCAA tournament games.

#6 - North Carolina (21-10)

The Tar Heels have a rich program history in March Madness, with this being the 30th year the program has played in the tourney.

#6 - Colorado (23-8)

The Buffaloes have made the tournament for two years in a row - a first for the program in about twenty years.

#7- Baylor (19-12)

The Bears are no strangers to the Big Dance - this will be the program’s 19th consecutive appearance.

#7 - Florida State (23-9)

The Seminoles’ ACC Freshman of the Year, Ta’Niya Latson, is back from an injury and ready to light up the tournament.

#8 - USC (21-9)

USC earned an at-large bid in the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2006.

#8 - Ole Miss (23-8)

The Rebels tied a program best 11-wins in SEC play this year and won 20 games for the second consecutive season.

#9 - South Dakota State (28-5)

The Jackrabbits enter the Tournament on a 21-game winning streak and have won each of their last nine games by at least 20 points.

#9 - Gonzaga (27-3)

The Bulldogs lead the nation in three-point percentage, shooting 41.5% on the season.

#10 - Alabama (20-10)

The Crimson Tide’s longest run in the tournament was in 1994, when Alabama went all the way to the Final Four.

#10 - Georgia (21-11)

Bulldog alum Katie Abrahamson-Henderson became the new head coach last March and brought on key transfers in Diamond Battles and Brittney Smith, who have led the Bulldogs back to the Dance.

#11 - Purdue (19-10) / St. John's (22-8)

The Boilermakers are back in the tournament for the first time in five years, led by guard Lasha Petree who averages 14.5 ppg. The Red Storm are led by Big East Sixth Woman of the Year, Unique Drake, and fellow senior Jayla Everett.

#11 - Middle Tennessee (28-4)

The Blue Raiders have earned their best seed in the NCAA Tournament since 2014.

#12 - Toledo (27-4)

The Rockets head into the NCAA Tournament with a program-record, 16-game win streak.

#12 - Drake (22-9)

The Bulldogs present a tough offensive attack, with five players averaging double figures and a team average of 82.0 total points scored over the last five games.

#13 - St. Louis (17-17)

Billikens senior forward Brooke Flowers leads the nation in blocks, averaging 3.8 per game.

#13 - East Carolina (23-9)

The Pirates are headed back to the tournament for the first time since 2007 after junior guard Alexsia Rose helped ECU come back from an early deficit in their conference championship game.

#14 - James Madison (26-7)

This year will be the program’s 13th trip to the NCAA Tournament after taking home the 2023 Sun Belt Conference Championship.

#14 - Iona (26-6)

Gaels senior center Ketsia Athias was one of only three women’s players to put up a triple-double in their conference championship game.

#15 - Vermont (25-6)

The Catamounts have won 17 straight games entering March Madness, which is the fifth longest active streak in the NCAA.

#15 - Southeastern Louisiana (21-9)

This is the first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance for the Lady Lions.

#16 - Chattanooga (20-12)

The Mocs are undefeated in Southern Conference Championship games, going 19-0 throughout program history.

#16 - Sacred Heart (19-13)

The Pioneers won their play-in game over Southern led by freshman guard Ny'Ceara Pryor, the Northeast conference leader in scoring (18.2ppg).

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