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WVU Women’s Basketball Predicted as No. 6 Seed in NCAA Tournament



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The NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament will be underway in less than a month, which means it’s time to start talking bracketology: namely how WVU Women’s Basketball could fare as the calendar flips to March. Bill Bender of Sporting News thinks the team will earn a spot in the top half of the bracket.

Right now, the Mountaineers sit at the No. 3 spot in the Big 12 with a game in hand and a head-to-head win over the Oklahoma Sooners, who currently pace the conference. West Virginia boasts a 22-3 record and the No. 22 ranking in the AP Poll: as such, Bender predicted that they’ll earn a No. 6 seed heading into the tournament. That means they’d just miss out on hosting games during the first weekend of the tournament, as it’s the top 16 tournament seeds who begin with home court advantage—but the team has plenty of time to jockey for seeding with a pair of ranked matchups awaiting this week.

WVU Women’s Basketball Moves Up in Latest AP Poll

For the team and their fans, the best case scenario is that they’ll earn an automatic bid as conference champions, skipping out on a nail-biting Selection Sunday. The Mountaineers will face an uphill battle in that regard, though, as the Big 12 is one of the strongest conferences in the country.

Mountaineers’ Resume

Even if West Virginia doesn’t manage a conference championship, the team’s resume more than speaks for itself, barring a catastrophic collapse over the last four games of the regular season.

The NET rankings, which play an important role in at-large selections because of their consideration of factors like strength of schedule, currently list WVU Women’s Basketball at No. 20… but with games at No. 10 Kansas State and against No. 24 Baylor to close this week, the Mountaineers can’t rest on their laurels just yet.

Last year the Mountaineers finished the regular season at 19-10, losing their first round matchup in the Big 12 Tournament and entered March Madness with a No. 10 seed.

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