15 March 2016

2016 NCAA Women's Tournament Predictions

The 2016 NCAA Women's Tournament kicks off this Friday afternoon and once again, the story are the Huskies of the University of Connecticut. The winner of the last three tournaments, and a program that has made every Final Four going back to 2007, the Huskies enter the postseason with an unblemished 32-0 record and are looking to become the sixth undefeated champion in program history. But as always, they will be under fire from the likes Baylor, Notre Dame and South Carolina, who have a combined three loses.

Who will make it to Indianapolis and who will win the NCAA Women's Tournament? Here are my predictions.
Bracket

Bridgeport Regional
1st Round
1 Connecticut vs. 16 Robert Morris 
Pick: Connecticut

8 Seton Hall vs. 9 Duquesne 
Pick: Seton Hall

5 Mississippi State vs. 12 Chattanooga 
Pick: Mississippi State

4 Michigan State vs. 13 Belmont 
Pick: Michigan State

6 South Florida vs. 11 Colorado State 
Pick: Colorado State

3 UCLA vs. 14 Hawaii 
Pick: UCLA

7 BYU vs. 10 Missouri 
Pick: Missouri

2 Texas vs. 15 Alabama State
Pick: Texas

2nd Round
1 Connecticut vs. 8 Seton Hall
Pick: Connecticut

4 Michigan State vs. 5 Mississippi State 
Pick: Mississippi State

3 UCLA vs. 11 Colorado State
Pick: UCLA

2 Texas vs. 10 Missouri 
Pick: Texas

Regional Semifinals
1 Connecticut vs. 5 Mississippi State 
Pick: Connecticut

2 Texas vs. 3 UCLA
Pick: UCLA

Regional Final
1 Connecticut vs. 3 UCLA 
Pick: Connecticut

Sioux Falls Regional
1st Round
1 South Carolina vs. 16 Jacksonville
Pick: South Carolina

8 George Washington vs. 9 Kansas State
Pick: George Washington

5 Florida vs. 12 Albany
Pick: Florida

4 Syracuse vs. 13 Army
Pick: Syracuse

6 West Virginia vs. 11 Princeton
Pick: Princeton

3 Ohio State vs. 14 Buffalo
Pick: Ohio State

7 Tennessee vs. 10 Green Bay
Pick: Green Bay

2 Arizona State vs. 15 New Mexico State 
Pick: Arizona State

2nd Round
1 South Carolina vs. 8 George Washington
Pick: South Carolina

4 Syracuse vs. 5 Florida 
Pick: Syracuse

3 Ohio State vs. 11 Princeton 
Pick: Ohio State

2 Arizona State vs. 10 Green Bay 
Pick: Arizona State

Regional Semifinals
1 South Carolina vs. 4 Syracuse
Pick: South Carolina

2 Arizona State vs. 3 Ohio State
Pick: Arizona State

Regional Final
1 South Carolina vs. 2 Arizona State
Pick: South Carolina

Lexington Regional
1st Round
1 Notre Dame vs. 16 North Carolina A&T
Pick: Notre Dame

8 Georgia vs. 9 Indiana
Pick: Georgia 

5 Miami vs. 12 South Dakota State
Pick: Miami

4 Stanford vs. 13 San Francisco
Pick: Stanford

Oklahoma vs. 11 Purdue 
Pick: Oklahoma

3 Kentucky vs. 14 UNC Asheville
Pick: Kentucky

7 Washington vs. 10 Pennsylvania 
Pick: Pennsylvania

2 Maryland vs. 15 Iona
Pick: Maryland

2nd Round
1 Notre Dame vs. 8 Georgia
Pick: Notre Dame

4 Stanford vs. 5 Miami
Pick: Miami

3 Kentucky vs. 6 Oklahoma
Pick: Kentucky

2 Maryland vs. 7 Washington
Pick: Maryland

Regional Semifinals
1 Notre Dame vs. 5 Miami
Pick: Notre Dame

2 Maryland vs. 3 Kentucky
Pick: Maryland

Regional Final
1 Notre Dame vs. 2 Maryland
Pick: Maryland

Dallas Regional
1st Round
1 Baylor vs. 16 Idaho
Pick: Baylor

8 St. John's vs. 9 Auburn
Pick: St. John's

5 Florida State vs. 12 Middle Tennessee
Pick: Florida State

4 Texas A&M vs. 13 Missouri State
Pick: Texas A&M

6 DePaul vs. 11 James Madison
Pick: DePaul

3 Louisville vs. 14 Central Arkansas
Pick: Louisville

7 Oklahoma State vs. 10 St. Bonaventure
Pick: Oklahoma State

2 Oregon State vs. 15 Troy
Pick: Oregon State

2nd Round
1 Baylor vs. 8 St. John's
Pick: Baylor

4 Texas A&M vs. 5 Florida State
Pick: Texas A&M

3 Louisville vs. 6 DePaul
Pick: DePaul

2 Oregon State vs. 7 Oklahoma State
Pick: Oregon State

Regional Semifinals
1 Baylor vs. 4 Texas A&M
Pick: Baylor

2 Oregon State vs. 6 DePaul
Pick: DePaul

Regional Final
1 Baylor vs. 6 DePaul
Pick: Baylor

Final Four - Indianapolis
1 Connecticut vs. 1 Baylor
Pick: Connecticut

1 South Carolina vs. 2 Maryland
Pick: South Carolina

National Championship - Indianapolis
1 Connecticut vs. 1 South Carolina
Now could the Gamecocks pull the upset? Sure, why not? But will they though is obviously the million dollar question. I don't see it.
Pick: Connecticut

3 comments:

  1. Why do give your full picks in the NCAA women's tournament but not the men's NCAA tournament

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    1. Because the interest level in the men's tournament is much higher than the women's tournament, then I can justify picking each round's slate of games.

      If this is the same guy complaining about this, since then you clearly don't have better things to worry about, I'll link to all my brackets on Twitter if it makes you happy.

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    2. Go crazy, kid.
      https://twitter.com/bflo360/status/710848250211737601

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