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Women's Basketball Selections 101


How does the NCAA pick the teams?

Perhaps the most popular question asked by sports fans in March is, "How does the NCAA pick the teams for the March Madness?"

We are giving you a chance to look behind the curtain to see how the teams are chosen.

March Madness timeline

Selection Monday
March 16; Championship Selection Show, ESPN, 7 p.m. ET

First/Second Rounds
March 20-23

March 27-30

Women's Final Four
April 5, 7; Tampa Bay


Top 20 Seeds

Chair Dru Hancock discusses the committee’s process as it selected and revealed a mid-season Top 20 at its February meeting in Indianapolis.