Women’s basketball bracketology: Baylor ascends to the top line

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With Stanford falling at Utah this week, the top seed line became a little tougher to figure out. Notre Dame, Louisville, and UConn all seemed secure in their spots, but the Cardinal were suddenly shaky, with Baylor and Oregon closing in.

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Ultimately, the edge goes to Baylor, despite Stanford beating the Bears head-to-head. Baylor has one of the best wins of any team this season with their home victory over UConn, and have also beaten Iowa State, South Carolina, and Arizona State. A lot can change with six 1 seed-quality teams (and NC State still unbeaten), but for now Baylor has a slight edge — one that might come at a cost. More on that ahead…