March 10, 2015

What next?

Nothing much to do except wait until next Monday (March 16) when the NCAA announces the bracket. Watch the Selection Show on ESPN at 4:00 PT.

Until then, you can keep track of who's won their conference tourney and an automatic bid to the NCAA tourney here: Championship Week results, bids.

As for the remaining 32 at-large bids, there's no telling for sure except for the dozen or so obviously top teams.

As of now (Tuesday evening):

  • Stanford's RPI (Ratings Power Index), as reported by the NCAA, places us at #19. The RPI is a major factor, but not the only one, in the NCAA selection process.
  • The media (AP Top 25 Poll) ranks Stanford at #14.
  • The coaches (USA TODAY Coaches Poll) rank Stanford at #17.
  • Charlie Creme predicts Stanford will be a #4 seed, which would make us one of the 16 teams eligible to host the 1st and 2nd rounds of the tournament.
  • Stanford Athletics predicts, "The Pac-12 Tournament champion Cardinal will likely host NCAA 1st & 2nd Round games at Maples Pavilion," and offers the opportunity to reserve tickets now.
Click here for details of the offer and to reserve your tickets. (Note: The offer does not require a promotional code. Click "Women's NCAA Tournament 1st and 2nd Rounds" in the application to proceed.)

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