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Women's Bracketology: 2022 NCAA tournament

The 2022 women's NCAA tournament will have a considerably different look than what we saw last March. Fans will be back, and host cities for the first and second rounds, as well as four distinct regional sites, also return. The biggest change, however, is the shift to a 68-team field from 64 previously. The women's bracket selection also moves up a day, to Selection Sunday. ESPN will be with you every step of the way, projecting the NCAA tournament bracket and which teams are on the bubble as the march toward Minneapolis and the Final Four continues.

Bracket Watch

After a fourth quarter it would like to forget on Thursday at NC State, Louisville will now need some help to capture the ACC title or a No. 1 seed. NC State, which trailed by 14 points entering the final period, went on to win 68-59, and it's the only regular-season meeting between the Wolfpack and Cardinals. The good news for Louisville is that the other two teams currently blocking its bid for a top seed -- Stanford and Tennessee -- still have some challenges on their remaining schedules. The Lady Vols' return to the top line -- they haven't been a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament since 2014 -- could be short; they play at Georgia, a projected No. 3 seed, on Sunday. Tennessee also has trips to UConn and South Carolina, and home games against Arkansas, LSU and Missouri still to come.

68-Team Bracket

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