CloseCharlie Creme tasks the ladies’s NCAA match bracket for ESPN.com.
Oregon opened Sunday as a No. 2 seed within the Portland Regional. By noon, the Geese had been a No. 1 seed. On the finish of the night time, they had been as soon as once more a No. 2.
Such was the fluid, ever-changing nature of Championship Sunday.
Listed below are the highest two traces of bracketology by means of Sunday’s video games:
No. 1 seeds: Baylor (Greensboro), Notre Dame (Chicago), UConn (Albany) and Mississippi State (Portland)
No. 2 seeds: Louisville (Albany), Oregon (Portland), Stanford (Chicago) and Iowa (Greensboro)
However early on, Oregon had the within observe to a No. 1 seed. Notre Dame blasted Louisville, which struggled on protection all through the ACC match, 99-79 within the ACC closing. The Geese changed the Cardinals as they fell off the highest line.
The Bulldogs be part of Baylor, Notre Dame and UConn on the highest line. Louisville and Oregon, which each misplaced Sunday, be part of Stanford and Iowa as 2-seeds.
After they overcame accidents to win the 2018 NCAA title, the Irish had been a narrative of perseverance. In the event that they win in 2019, it is going to be a narrative of dominance.
Eight hours later that was gone. Within the closing championship recreation Sunday, Stanford held Oregon, the nation’s second-highest scoring workforce, to a season-low 57 factors within the Pac-12 closing. A month in the past, the Geese dominated the Cardinal, successful by 40 factors at Maples Pavilion. However Oregon’s offense hasn’t appeared constantly sharp since that large Feb. 10 win, and on Sunday the Cardinal stymied the Geese, who additionally missed open appears to be like. The highest Three-point taking pictures workforce within the nation at 42.5 %, Oregon hit simply 6-of-22 from deep and Stanford received its 13th Pac-12 match crown in 18 years.
Oregon is once more the No. 2 seed within the close by Portland Regional. Like Oregon, Stanford completed the day the place it began. The Cardinal have been a No. 2 seed and the No. 7 general workforce on the S-curve for a while and remained there. The hole that beforehand existed between the highest six groups and the subsequent group was simply too massive to alter both workforce’s standing.
An argument might be made that Stanford ought to leapfrog Oregon and now be the sixth general workforce, dropping Oregon to seventh. The Geese have extra top-25 wins, top-50 wins, the regular-season Pac-12 championship and that aforementioned 40-point blowout of Stanford. The Cardinal have the more durable schedule and the convention match title. However switching the groups’ place that barely would have modified nothing within the large image — Oregon goes to positioned in Portland regardless. The drive takes lower than two hours and the NCAA tries to maintain as many groups from having to fly as attainable. The NCAA normal is 350 miles; Eugene is 110 miles from Portland.
The Bulldogs earned the No. 1 seed by finishing the clear sweep of the SEC regular-season and match championships. Regardless of a weaker general résumé than Louisville, Oregon and Stanford, Mississippi State is the one one with two titles and simply two losses. It took a loss by the Cardinals and Geese to get there, however the Bulldogs emerged from the day because the fourth No. 1 seed.