Women’s Champ Week predictions: Which teams will win the auto bids in all 32 conferences?
Championship week continues. The Ohio Valley Conference will decide the first champion on Saturday. By Qualification Sunday, March 12, 32 women’s college basketball teams will receive tickets to the 2023 NCAA Women’s Tournament.
Which team will receive an automatic bid in each conference? Will the regular season champions be able to win the conference tournaments as well? Or will upsets keep some of the favorites waiting to be invited to March Madness?
Charlie Creme, Alex Philip and M.A. Sportzshala’s Howler predicts winners in all 32 leagues below.
Leagues are listed in the order in which tickets will be broken through. Cream will continue to design field 68 in women’s braces until Sunday’s selection.
The NCAA tournament will open March 15-16 with the top four, and the 2023 national champion will be crowned in Dallas on April 2. Be sure to register for Women’s Tournament Challenge.
The team listed first/alone is the agreed choice at each conference; teams in parentheses received one vote as conference favorites.
* Denotes our group’s unanimous choice to win the conference race.
ACC: Virginia Tech Hokies (North Carolina Tar Heels)
America East: Albany Great Danes (Vermont catamounts)
American: South Florida Bulls (Houston Cougars)
Atlantic 10: UMass Minutewomen (Rhode Island Rams)
I LIVE: Florida Gulf Coast Eagles*
Big 12: Texas Longhorns (Oklahoma Sooners)
Big East: UConn Huskies (Villanova Wildcats)
Big Sky: Sacramento State Hornets (Northern Arizona Lumberjacks)
Big South: Gardner-Webb Running Bulldogs
Big Ten: Indiana Hoosiers*
Big West: UC Irvine Anteaters (Long Beach State Beach)
Colonial: No Consensus (Stony Brook Seawolves, Drexel Dragons, Towson Tigers)
US Conference: Lady Raiders of Middle Tennessee
Horizon League: Green Bay Phoenix (Cleveland State Vikings)
Ivy League: Princeton Tigers (Columbia Lions)
MAAK: Jonah Gals (Quinnipiac Bobcats)
POPPY: Toledo Rockets (Ball State Cardinals)
MEAC: Norfolk State Spartans*
Missouri Valley: No Consensus (Belmont Bruins, Drake Bulldogs, Illinois State Redbirds)
Mountain West: Lady Rebels UNLV*
To the northeast: Fairleigh Dickinson Knights*
Ohio Valley: Little Rock Trojans*
Pak-12: Stanford Cardinal*
League of Patriots: Boston University Terriers*
SEC: Gamecox of South Carolina*
Southern: No Consensus (Mercer Bears, East Tennessee State Bucs, Wofford Terriers)
Southland: Lamar Cardinals (SE Louisiana Lady Lions)
SWAC: Jackson State Lady Tigers*
Summit: South Dakota State Jackrabbits*
Solar belt: James Madison Dukes (Troy Trojans)
West Coast: Gonzaga Bulldogs*
HAC: Stephen F. Austin Ladyjacks (South Utah Thunderbirds)