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Women's College Basketball Tournament 2024 bracket predictions

There is only a week left in the NCAA women's college basketball regular season, followed by conference tournaments and then the Women's Selection Show on March 17.

South Carolina is the overwhelming favorite to win its third title since 2017 in Cleveland on April 7, but defending champ LSU, Caitlin Clark and Iowa, Ohio State, Texas, Stanford, Virginia Tech and many other talented sides stand in the way.

Here are our current projections for the Top 16 seeds in the 2024 NCAA Women’s Basketball tournament:

1 Seeds

South Carolina

The top-ranked Gamecocks are 27-0 and focused on redemption after last year’s undefeated run was halted by Clark and the Iowa Hawkeyes in the Final Four. Kamilla Cardoso (14.1 ppg, 10.1 rpg, 2.9 bpg), Te-Hina Paopao (11.5 ppg) and Raven Johnson (8.5 ppg, 4.9 apg, 2.2 spg) lead the way.

Ohio State

The No. 2 Buckeyes have won 14 straight, including a thrilling, 100-92 overtime victory over Iowa. Ohio State has sewn up the Big 10 regular season title and is led by Jacy Sheldon (17.9 ppg, 3.6 apg) and Cotie McMahon (14.1 ppg, 6.5 rpg).


The third-ranked Longhorns, led by Madison Booker (16 ppg, 4.8 apg), Rori Harmon (14.1 ppg, 7.8 apg) and Taylor Jones (12.9 ppg, 7.2 rpg) have won eight straight.

They trail Oklahoma, the last team to beat them, by one game in the Big 12.


The No. 4 Cardinal are one of six Pac-12 teams currently in the Top 25. They lead No. 7 USC, No. 8 UCLA and No. 11 Oregon State by two games each in conference play.

The 2021 champs are led by Kiki Iriafen (18.7 ppg, 11.2 rpg) and Cameron Brink (17.7 ppg, 11.3 rpg).

Read more about the 2023/24 Women's College Basketball odds on site.

2 Seeds


Caitlin Clark led No. 6 Iowa to its first Championship game last season. This year, she’s averaging 32.1 points, 7.3 rebounds, 8.5 assists and 1.7 steals for the 26-4 Hawkeyes, who are tied with Indiana and two games behind Ohio State in the Big 10.

An Iowa win over the Buckeyes on Sunday and in the conference tournament could flip-flop the NCAA Tournament seeding of the two teams.


The defending champion and No. 9 Tigers have four losses, but they played South Carolina tighter than anyone except for maybe North Carolina.

With some early-season drama behind the team, Angel Reese (19.1 ppg, 12.9 rpg), Aneesah Morrow (16.8 ppg, 10 rpg) and co. have won six straight and are looking to become the first school to win back-to-back titles since UConn won four in a row between 2013-2016.

Virginia Tech

The fifth-tanked Hokies are playing for their second straight No. 1 seed and have won 10 straight, including four victories over ranked ACC foes, to take a 1.5-game lead in the conference.

Elizabeth Kitley (23.3 ppg, 11.6 rpg) is a double-double machine inside while Georgia Amoore (17.9 ppg, 7.6 apg) handles the perimeter.


The Huskies have already wrapped up the regular season Big East title with a 16-0 conference record. UCONN has won seven of its last eight games with Paige Bueckers (20.5 ppg) looking good as new and Aaliyah Edwards (18.2 ppg, 9.5 rpg) dominating at times.

The Huskies are searching for their first title in eight years and 12th overall, and coach Geno Auriemma's team will have to do so without Azzi Fudd, who suffered a torn ACL two games into the season.

3 Seeds


The Bruins have knocked off Ohio State, UConn and Florida State in out-of-conference matchups and are tied for second in the Pac-12 with Oregon State and USC.

Lauren Betts leads the team with 14.9 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.1 blocks a contest.


The Hoosiers knocked off Iowa on the road by 17 last week, one of the most impressive performances by any team this season. Coach Teri Moren has Indiana, which is led by Mackenzie Holmes (20.8 ppg, 7.1 rpg), poised for its fourth straight top-four seed. 


The Trojans have all but secured their highest NCAA tournament seeding in 30 years, as well as their second straight postseason berth under third-year coach Lindsay Gottlieb.

JuJu Watkins (28.2 ppg, 3.4 apg) - a freshman who has become one of the nation's most exciting players - plus McKenzie Forbes (13.6 ppg) and Rayah Marshall (9.3 ppg, 9.7 rpg) pace USC.

Oregon State

The laws of attrition say one of these three Pac-12 teams will slip into the four seeds with an early conference tournament loss, but the deepest conference this season has earned consideration for this many top seeds.

The Beavers, led by Raegan Beers (17.5 ppg, 10.7 rpg, 1.2 spg), have won seven of their last nine. 

4 Seeds


The Orangewomen will return to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2020/21. Dyaisha Fair leads Syracuse with 21.8 points, 3.5 assists and 2.3 steals a game.

Alyssa Latham (8.9 ppg) leads the team with 7.1 rebounds and 1.4 blocks a game.


The Buffaloes reached as high as No. 3 this season, but the team has some work to do if it wants to secure its highest NCAA Tournament seed since 2001/02.

Colorado, at 20-7, is poised to make its third straight tournament appearance, but has lost four straight, albeit against four nationally ranked Pac-12 teams.


A fourth seed would be the highest in program history for the Zags. The West Coast Conference regular season champions have won 22 straight, including a thorough 96-78 defeat of Stanford in Spokane in December.

Yvonne Ejim (20.1 ppg, 8.4 rpg) leads Gonzaga in scoring, rebounding, steals and blocks. 

N.C. State

The Wolfpack may end up as a three seed, but two straight losses aren’t helping their cause. Non-conference wins over UConn and Colorado will help coach Wes Moore’s team in seeding.

Aziaha James (16 ppg, 4.5 rpg) and Saniya Rivers (12.2 ppg, 4.1 apg, 2.4 spg) lead five Wolfpack players averaging in double figures.

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