NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Championship

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NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Championship
Current season, competition or edition:
2014 NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Tournament
NCAA logo.svg
Sport Women's Basketball
Founded 1982
No. of teams 64
Country NCAA Division I (USA)
Most recent champion(s) Connecticut (9)
Most titles Connecticut (9)
TV partner(s) ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, WatchESPN
Official website NCAA.com

The NCAA Women's Division I Championship is an annual college basketball tournament for women. Held each April, the Women's Championship was inaugurated in the 1981–82 season. The NCAA tournament was preceded by the AIAW Women's Basketball Tournament, which was held annually from 1972 to 1982. Basketball was one of 12 women's sports added to the NCAA championship program for the 1981-82 school year, as the NCAA engaged in battle with the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women for sole governance of women's collegiate sports. The AIAW continued to conduct its established championship program in the same 12 (and other) sports; however, after a year of dual women's championships, the NCAA prevailed, while the AIAW disbanded.

Attendance and interest in the Women's Division I Championship have grown over the years, especially since 2003, when the final championship game was moved to the Tuesday following the Monday men's championship game.[1] The women's championship game is now the final overall game of the college basketball season. Before that, the Women's Final Four was usually played on the Friday before the Men's Final Four or the hours before the men played on the final Saturday of the tournament. The final was usually played the Sunday afternoon following the Men's Final Four.

The tournament bracket is made up of champions from each Division I conference, which receive automatic bids. The remaining slots are at-large bids, with teams chosen by an NCAA selection committee. The selection process and tournament seedings are based on several factors, including team rankings, win-loss records and Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) data.

Unlike the men's tournament, there are only 32 at-large bids (since 2014), and no play-in game. The women's tournament, like the men's, is staged in a single elimination format, and is part of the media and public frenzy known colloquially as March Madness or The Big Dance.

All 63 games have been broadcast on television since 2003 on ESPN and ESPN2.[2] Similar to the pre-2011 men's tournament coverage on CBS, local teams are shown on each channel when available, with "whip-around" coverage designed to showcase the most competitive contests in the rest of the country.

Tournament format[edit]

A total of 64 teams qualify for the tournament played in March and April. Of these teams, 32 earn automatic bids by winning their respective conference tournaments. Since the Ivy League does not conduct a post-season tournament, the regular-season conference champion receives an automatic bid. The remaining teams are granted "at-large" bids, which are extended by the NCAA Selection Committee. Dr. Marilyn McNeil, vice president/director of athletics at Monmouth University is the current chairwoman. On March 1, 2011, Bowling Green State University's director of intercollegiate athletics, Greg Christopher, was appointed chair of the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Committee during the 2011–12 academic year.[3]

The tournament is split into four regional tournaments, and each regional has teams seeded from 1 to 16, with the committee ostensibly making every region as comparable to the others as possible[citation needed]. The top-seeded team in each region plays the #16 team, the #2 team plays the #15, etc.

Number of teams, and seeding[edit]

The first NCAA women's basketball tournament was held in 1982. The AIAW also held a basketball tournament in 1982, but most of the top teams, including defending AIAW champion Louisiana Tech, decided to participate in the NCAA tournament.

The championship consisted of 32 teams from 1982–1985 (in 1983, 36), 40 teams from 1986–1988, and 48 teams from 1989–1993. Since 1994 64 teams compete in each tournament.

Prior to 1996, seeding was conducted on a regional basis. The top teams (eight in the 32-, 40-, and 48-team formats, and 16 in the 64-team format) were ranked and seeded on a national basis. The remaining teams were then seeded based on their geographic region. Teams were moved outside of its geographic region only if it was necessary to balance the bracket, or if the proximity of an opponent outside of its region would be comparable and a more competitive game would result. In 1993, all teams except for the top four were explicitly unseeded. The regional seeding resumed in 1994. In 1996, seeds were assigned on a national basis using an "S-Curve" format[clarification needed] similar to the process used in selecting the field for the men's tournament.

The following table summarizes some of the key attributes of the seeding process:[4]

  Number of teams selected    
Year Automatic At-Large Total Location of first round(s) Seeding Basis
1982 12 20 32 Higher seed Regional
1983 14 22 36 Higher seed†
1984 17 15 32 Higher seed†
1985 18 14 Higher seed
1986 17 23 40 Higher seed†
1987 18 22 Higher seed†
1988 18 22 Higher seed†
1989 19 29 48 Higher seed†
1990 21 27 Higher seed†
1991 21 27 Higher seed†
1992 22 26 Higher seed†
1993 23 25 Higher seed†
1994 32 32 64 Higher seed†
1995 32 32 Higher seed†
1996 31 33 Higher seed National
1997 30 34 Higher seed†
1998 30 34 Higher seed
1999 30 34 Higher seed
2000 30 34 Higher seed†
2001 31 33 Higher seed†
2002 31 33 Higher seed
2003 31 33 Sixteen Sites‡
2004 31 33 Sixteen Sites‡
2005 31 33 Eight Sites‡
2006 31 33 Eight Sites‡
2007 31 33 Eight Sites‡
2008 31 33 Eight Sites‡
2009 31 33 Sixteen Sites‡
2010 31 33 Sixteen Sites‡
2011 31 33 Sixteen Sites‡
2012 31 33 Sixteen Sites‡
2013 31 33 Sixteen Sites‡
2014 32 32 Sixteen Sites‡
2015 32 32 Higher seed

† Some exceptions. Due to venue availability, in some cases, the lower seed hosted, or the game was played at a neutral site
‡ From 2003-2014, sixteen predetermined sites were selected for first and second round games. Teams were allowed to play at home, if hosting.
Between 2005 and 2008, eight sites were used for first round games

Selection process[edit]

For more details on this topic, see NCAA basketball tournament selection process.

A special selection committee appointed by the NCAA determines which 64 teams will enter the tournament, and where they will be seeded and placed in the bracket. Because of the automatic birds, only 32 teams (the at-large bids) rely on the selection committee to secure them a spot in the tournament.

Women's NCAA Division I basketball champions[edit]

Year Winner Score Opponent Venue Other Semifinalists
1982 Louisiana Tech 76–62 Cheyney State Norfolk Scope (Norfolk, Virginia) Tennessee & Maryland
1983 USC 69–67 Louisiana Tech Old Dominion & Georgia
1984 USC 72–61 Tennessee Pauley Pavilion (Los Angeles, California) Cheyney State & Louisiana Tech
1985 Old Dominion 70–65 Georgia Frank Erwin Center (Austin, Texas) Western Kentucky & Northeast Louisiana
1986 Texas 97–81 USC Rupp Arena (Lexington, Kentucky) Western Kentucky & Tennessee
1987 Tennessee 67–44 Louisiana Tech Frank Erwin Center (Austin, Texas) Texas & Long Beach State
1988 Louisiana Tech 56–54 Auburn Tacoma Dome (Tacoma, Washington) Long Beach State & Tennessee
1989 Tennessee 76–70 Auburn Louisiana Tech & Maryland
1990 Stanford 88–81 Auburn Thompson–Boling Arena (Knoxville, Tennessee) Virginia & Louisiana Tech
1991 Tennessee 70–67 (OT) Virginia Lakefront Arena (New Orleans, Louisiana) Connecticut & Stanford
1992 Stanford 78–62 Western Kentucky Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena (Los Angeles, California) Southwest Missouri State & Virginia
1993 Texas Tech 84–82 Ohio State Omni Coliseum (Atlanta, Georgia) Iowa & Vanderbilt
1994 North Carolina 60–59 Louisiana Tech Richmond Coliseum (Richmond, Virginia) Purdue & Alabama
1995 Connecticut 70–64 Tennessee Target Center (Minneapolis, Minnesota) Stanford & Georgia
1996 Tennessee 83–65 Georgia Charlotte Coliseum (Charlotte, North Carolina) Connecticut & Stanford
1997 Tennessee 68–59 Old Dominion Riverfront Coliseum (Cincinnati, Ohio) Notre Dame & Stanford
1998 Tennessee 93–75 Louisiana Tech Kemper Arena (Kansas City, Missouri) Arkansas & NC State
1999 Purdue 62–45 Duke San Jose Arena (San Jose, California) Louisiana Tech & Georgia
2000 Connecticut 71–52 Tennessee First Union Center (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Rutgers & Penn State
2001 Notre Dame 68–66 Purdue Savvis Center (St. Louis, Missouri) Connecticut & SW Missouri St
2002 Connecticut 82–70 Oklahoma Alamodome (San Antonio, Texas) Tennessee & Duke
2003 Connecticut 73–68 Tennessee Georgia Dome (Atlanta, Georgia) Texas & Duke
2004 Connecticut 70–61 Tennessee New Orleans Arena (New Orleans, Louisiana) Minnesota & LSU
2005 Baylor 84–62 Michigan State RCA Dome (Indianapolis, Indiana) LSU & Tennessee
2006 Maryland 78–75 (OT) Duke TD Garden (Boston, Massachusetts) North Carolina & LSU
2007 Tennessee 59–46 Rutgers Quicken Loans Arena (Cleveland, Ohio)
2008 Tennessee 64–48 Stanford St. Pete Times Forum (Tampa, Florida) LSU & Connecticut
2009 Connecticut 76–54 Louisville Scottrade Center (St. Louis, Missouri) Stanford & Oklahoma
2010 Connecticut 53–47 Stanford Alamodome (San Antonio, Texas) Baylor & Oklahoma
2011 Texas A&M 76–70 Notre Dame Conseco Fieldhouse (Indianapolis, Indiana) Connecticut & Stanford
2012 Baylor 80–61 Notre Dame Pepsi Center (Denver, Colorado) Stanford & Connecticut
2013 Connecticut 93–60 Louisville New Orleans Arena (New Orleans, Louisiana) Notre Dame & California
2014 Connecticut 79-58 Notre Dame Bridgestone Arena (Nashville, Tennessee) Stanford & Maryland
2015 Tampa Bay Times Forum (Tampa, Florida)
2016 Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis, Indiana)

NCAA Championship Game Appearance By School[edit]

National Championship game winners in bold

School NCAA Final Appearances Championships Runner Up
Tennessee 1984, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008 8 5
Connecticut 1995, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014 9 0
Louisiana Tech 1982, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1994, 1998 2 4
Stanford 1990, 1992, 2008, 2010 2 2
Notre Dame 2001, 2011, 2012, 2014 1 3
USC 1983, 1984, 1986 2 1
Auburn 1988, 1989, 1990 0 3
Baylor 2005, 2012 2 0
Purdue 1999, 2001 1 1
Old Dominion 1985, 1997 1 1
Duke 1999, 2006 0 2
Georgia 1985, 1996 0 2
Louisville 2009, 2013 0 2
Texas A&M 2011 1 0
Maryland 2006 1 0
North Carolina 1994 1 0
Texas Tech 1993 1 0
Texas 1986 1 0
Rutgers 2007 0 1
Michigan State 2005 0 1
Oklahoma 2002 0 1
Ohio State 1993 0 1
Western Kentucky 1992 0 1
Virginia 1991 0 1
Cheyney State 1982 0 1

NCAA Final Fours by school[edit]

School Final Four Years Number of Appearances Championships
Tennessee 1982, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008 18 8
Connecticut 1991, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 15 9
Stanford 1990, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014 12 2
Louisiana Tech 1982, 1983, 1984, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1994, 1998, 1999 10 2
Notre Dame 1997, 2001, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 6 1
Georgia 1983, 1985, 1995, 1996, 1999 5 0
LSU 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 5 0
Duke 1999, 2002, 2003, 2006 4 0
Maryland 1982, 1989, 2006, 2014 4 1
Auburn 1988, 1989, 1990 3 0
Baylor 2005, 2010, 2012 3 2
North Carolina 1994, 2006, 2007 3 1
Oklahoma 2002, 2009, 2010 3 0
Old Dominion 1983, 1985, 1997 3 1
Purdue 1994, 1999, 2001 3 1
Texas 1986, 1987, 2003 3 1
USC 1983, 1984, 1986 3 2
Virginia 1990, 1991, 1992 3 0
Western Kentucky 1985, 1986, 1992 3 0
Cheyney St. 1982, 1984 2 0
Long Beach St. 1987, 1988 2 0
Louisville 2009, 2013 2 0
Missouri St. 1992, 2001 2 0
Rutgers 2000, 2007 2 0
Alabama 1994 1 0
Arkansas 1998 1 0
California 2013 1 0
Iowa 1993 1 0
Louisiana-Monroe 1985 1 0
Michigan St. 2005 1 0
Minnesota 2004 1 0
NC State 1998 1 0
Ohio St. 1993 1 0
Penn St. 2000 1 0
Texas A&M 2011 1 1
Texas Tech 1993 1 1
Vanderbilt 1993 1 0

Multiple NCAA championship coaches[edit]

Coach School Championships
Geno Auriemma Connecticut 9
Pat Summitt Tennessee 8
Kim Mulkey Baylor 2
Linda Sharp USC 2
Tara VanDerveer Stanford 2

NCAA Championship by Conference[edit]

Note: Conferences are listed by all champions' affiliations at that time; these do not necessarily match current affiliations.

Conference Year Championships
The American[a 1] 1995, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014 9
SEC 1987, 1989, 1991, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2007, 2008 8
Big 12 2005, 2011, 2012 3
ACC 1994, 2001, 2006 3
Pac-12 1983, 1984, 1990, 1992 4
Southwest 1986, 1993 2
Western Collegiate 1983, 1984 2
American South 1988 1
Big Ten 1999 1
Independent 1982 1
Sun Belt 1985 1
  1. ^ From 1979 until 2013, the conference was known as the Big East Conference. Connecticut won nine of the championships, and Notre Dame won the other. Following the three-way 2013 split of that conference and subsequent settlement between the non-FBS schools and the remaining schools, the conference legally changed its name to the American Athletic Conference. Three schools left for the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2013, with a fourth doing the same in 2014; one school left for the Big Ten in 2014; and the non-FBS schools retained the Big East name.

NCAA Final Four locations[edit]

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NCAA Final Four locations (hover over city to see arena)

Tournament trends[edit]

Top-ranked teams[edit]

Since the women's tournament began in 1982, 14 teams have entered the tournament ranked #1 in at least 1 poll and gone on to win the tournament:

  • 1982: Louisiana Tech
  • 1983: USC
  • 1986: Texas
  • 1989: Tennessee
  • 1995: Connecticut
  • 1998: Tennessee
  • 1999: Purdue
  • 2000: Connecticut
  • 2002: Connecticut
  • 2003: Connecticut
  • 2009: Connecticut
  • 2010: Connecticut
  • 2012: Baylor
  • 2014: Connecticut

Champions excluded the next year[edit]

Only once has the reigning champion (the previous year's winner) not made it to the tournament the next year.

#1 seeds[edit]

Since 1982, at least one #1 seed has made the Final Four every year.

Only twice have all #1 seeds made it to the Final Four:

  • 1989 Auburn, Louisiana Tech, Maryland, Tennessee
  • 2012 Baylor, Connecticut, Notre Dame, Stanford

The championship game has matched two #1 seeds 11 times:

  • 1983 USC defeated Louisiana Tech
  • 1986 Texas defeated USC
  • 1989 Tennessee defeated Auburn
  • 1991 Tennessee defeated Virginia
  • 1995 Connecticut defeated Tennessee
  • 2000 Connecticut defeated Tennessee
  • 2002 Connecticut defeated Oklahoma
  • 2003 Connecticut defeated Tennessee
  • 2010 Connecticut defeated Stanford
  • 2012 Baylor defeated Notre Dame
  • 2014 Connecticut defeated Notre Dame

Three teams have beaten three #1 seeds during the course of a tournament (the largest number of such teams that can be faced):

  • 1987 Tennessee (beat Auburn, Long Beach State, Louisiana Tech)
  • 1988 Louisiana Tech (beat Auburn, Tennessee, Texas)
  • 2005 Baylor (beat LSU, Michigan State, North Carolina)

Prior to the expansion of the tournament to 64 teams, all #1 seeds advanced to the Sweet Sixteen with three exceptions. Notably, the first two times this occurred were at the hands of the same school:

  • 1986 East #1 seed Virginia lost to #8 seed James Madison
  • 1991 East #1 seed Penn State lost to #8 seed James Madison
  • 1992 Midwest #1 seed Iowa lost to #8 seed Southwest Missouri State

High seeds[edit]

  • 1999 was the first time in tournament history (since the expansion to 64 teams) that all top seeds (1, 2, 3, and 4 seeds) made it to the Sweet Sixteen.

Low seeds[edit]

Lowest seeds to reach each round since the expansion to 64 teams:

  • Second Round: #16 seed[5]
    • Harvard in 1998 (the only #16 seed to defeat a #1 seed in either the women's or men's tournament)
  • Regional Semifinals (Sweet Sixteen): #13 seed[5]
  • Regional Finals (Elite Eight): #11 seed
  • National Semifinals (Final Four): #9 seed<[5]
  • National Finals (Championship Game): #5 seed
    • Louisville in 2013
  • National Champion: #3 seed<[5]
    • North Carolina in 1994
    • Tennessee in 1997

Best Performances by #14 & #15 Seeds[edit]

Unlike in the men's tournament, no #14 seed has defeated a #3 and no #15 seed has defeated a #2 seed, but they have come close.

  • 2 points: #14 Seed
    • Austin Peay lost to UNC in 2003 (2 points, 72-70)
    • Eastern Michigan lost to Boston College in 2004 (2 points, 58-56)
    • Creighton lost to St. John's in 2012 (2 points, 69-67)
  • Overtime games: #15 Seed
    • UTSA lost to Baylor in 2009 (5 points, 87-82). UTSA is the only #15 seed to take a game into overtime.
  • 5 points: #15 Seed
    • Butler lost to Iowa in 1996 (5 points, 72-67)

First-round games[edit]

Since the expansion to 64 teams in 1994, each seed-pairing has played a total of 84 first-round games.

  1. The #1 seed is 83–1 against the #16 seed (.988).
  2. The #2 seed is 84–0 against the #15 seed (1.000).
  3. The #3 seed is 84–0 against the #14 seed (1.000).
  4. The #4 seed is 78–6 against the #13 seed (.929).
  5. The #5 seed is 66-18 against the #12 seed (.786).
  6. The #6 seed is 59–25 against the #11 seed (.702).
  7. The #7 seed is 56-28 against the #10 seed (.667).
  8. The #8 seed is 41–43 against the #9 seed (.488).

Second-round games[edit]

Since the expansion to 64 teams in 1994, the following results have occurred for each pairing:

  • In the 1/16/8/9 bracket:
vs. #8 vs. #9
#1 39–1 (.975) 37–2 (.949)
#16 0–1 (.000)
  • In the 2/15/7/10 bracket:
vs. #7 vs. #10
#2 43–10 (.811) 25–2 (.926)
#15
  • In the 3/14/6/11 bracket:
vs. #6 vs. #11
#3 37–20 (.649) 14–9 (.609)
#14
  • In the 4/13/5/12 bracket:
vs. #5 vs. #12
#4 35–22 (.614) 15–2 (.882)
#13 3–3 (.500)

Teams entering the tournament undefeated[edit]

14 teams have entered the tournament undefeated. 8 of them went on to win the National Championship.[6]

  • In 1986, Texas entered the tournament 30–0, won the national title, and ended the season 34–0.
  • In 1990, Louisiana Tech entered the tournament 29–0, but lost in the Final Four to Auburn.
  • In 1992, Vermont entered the tournament 29–0, but lost in the first round to George Washington.
  • In 1993, Vermont entered the tournament 28–0, but lost in the first round to Rutgers.
  • In 1995, Connecticut entered the tournament 29–0, won the national title, and ended the season 35–0.
  • In 1997, Connecticut entered the tournament 30–0, but lost in the Midwest Regional final to Tennessee.
  • In 1998, Tennessee (33–0) and Liberty (28–0) both entered the tournament undefeated. Liberty lost in the first round to Tennessee, which went on to win the national title and ended the season 39–0.
  • In 2002, 2009, and 2010, Connecticut entered the tournament 33–0, won the national title in each, and ended those seasons 39–0.
  • In 2012, Baylor entered the tournament 34-0, won the national title, and ended the season 40-0. The Lady Bears became the first team in NCAA college basketball history, for either women or men, to win 40 games in a season.
  • In 2014, Connecticut (34–0) and Notre Dame (32–0) both entered the tournament undefeated; Connecticut beat Notre Dame 79-58 in the national title game, ended the season 40-0 and is the 8th team to end the season undefeated.

Home state[edit]

Only one team has ever played the Final Four on its home court. Two other teams have played the Final Four in their home cities, and seven others have played the Final Four in their home states.

The only team to play on its home court was Texas in 1987, which lost its semifinal game at the Frank Erwin Special Events Center.

Old Dominion enjoyed nearly as large an advantage in 1983 when the Final Four was played at the Norfolk Scope in its home city of Norfolk, Virginia, but also lost its semifinal. The Scope has never been the Lady Monarchs' regular home court. ODU has always used on-campus arenas, first the ODU Fieldhouse and since 2002 the Ted Constant Convocation Center. The following year, USC won the national title at Pauley Pavilion, the home court of its Los Angeles arch-rival UCLA.

Of the other teams to play in their home states, Stanford (1992) won the national title; Notre Dame (2011) lost in the championship game; and Western Kentucky (1986), Penn State (2000), Missouri State (2001), LSU (2004), and Baylor (2010) lost in the semifinals.

Championship margins[edit]

  • Overtime games in a championship game:[7]
    • Tennessee 70, Virginia 67/OT (1991)
    • Maryland 78, Duke 75/OT (2006)
  • Smallest margin of victory in a championship game: 1 point[8]
    • North Carolina 60, Louisiana Tech 59 (1994)
  • Biggest margin of victory in a championship game: 33 points[8]
    • Connecticut 93, Louisville 60 (2013)
  • Margin of 10 points: Louisiana Tech (1982), Tennessee (1987 & 1989), Purdue (1999), Connecticut (2000, 2002, 2009, 2013 & 2014), and Baylor (2012) are teams to win every game in the tournament by 10 points or more on their way to a championship.
  • Top 6 largest point differentials accumulated over the entire tournament by tournament champion. Notably, Louisiana Tech's differential is prior to the expansion of 64 teams and the addition of one more round of play.
    • 2010 Connecticut (+214)
    • 2013 Connecticut (+208)
    • 2000 Connecticut (+187)
    • 2002 Connecticut (+161)
    • 1982 Louisiana Tech (+158)
    • 2014 Connecticut (+156)

Same-conference championship games[edit]

5 championship games have featured two teams from the same conference:

  • 1989 SEC, Tennessee and Auburn
  • 1996 SEC, Tennessee and Georgia
  • 2006 ACC, Maryland and Duke
  • 2009 Big East, Connecticut and Louisville
  • 2013 Big East, Connecticut and Louisville

Result by school and by year[edit]

264 teams have appeared in the NCAA Tournament in one or more years, between 1982 (the initial year that the post-season tournament was under the auspices of the NCAA) and 2014. The results for each year are summarised in the table below.[9]

The code in each cell represents the furthest the team made it in the respective tournament:

  • - Not in tournament
  • O Opening Round (only in 1983)
  • 1 First round
  • 2 Second Round
  • S Sweet Sixteen
  • E Elite Eight
  • F Final Four
  • R National Runner-up
  • C National Champion
Sort
Team 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14
Akron 1
Alabama S 1 2 2 F S S S S 2
Alabama St. 1
Albany (NY) 1 1 1
Alcorn St. 1 1 1
Appalachian St. 1 1 1 1
Arizona 2 S 2 2 1 1 2
Arizona St. S S 1 1 2 S 2 E 2 E 1 2
Arkansas 1 1 E S 2 F 2 2 2 2
Army 1 1
Auburn 1 S S S E R R R E S 2 E 2 2 2 2 1 2
Austin Peay 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Ball St. 2
Baylor 1 2 S C S 2 2 S F E C S E
Belmont 1
Boise St. 1 1
Boston College 2 2 1 S S 2 S
Boston U. 1
Bowling Green 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 S 1 1
Brown 1
Bucknell 1 1
Butler 1
BYU 1 1 1 1 S 1 2 1 1 S
Cal Poly 1
Cal St. Fullerton 1 2
Cal St. Northridge 1 1
California 1 1 2 1 1 2 S 2 F 2
Campbell 1
Canisius 1
Central Mich. 1 1 1
Charlotte 1 1
Chattanooga 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1
Cheyney R S F
Cincinnati 1 1 2 1
Clemson 1 2 S S E 2 2 2 2 1 2 S 2 2 1
Cleveland St. 1 1
Colgate 1
Colorado 2 2 1 E S E 2 S 2 E S 1 1
Colorado St. 2 2 S 2 1
Connecticut 1 2 F 2 1 E C F E E S C F C C C S E E F C C F F C C
Coppin St. 1 1 1
Cornell 1
Creighton 2 2 1 1 2
Dartmouth O 1 1 1 1 1 1
Dayton 2 1 1 2 1
Delaware 1 1 2 S
Delaware St. 1
Denver 1
DePaul 2 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 2 2 S 1 1 1 1 S 2 1 S
Detroit 1
Drake E 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 S 1
Drexel 1
Duke 2 2 2 2 E R S S F F E E R S S 2 E E E E 2
East Carolina 1 1
East Tenn. St. 1 1 1
Eastern Ill. 1
Eastern Ky. 1 1
Eastern Mich. 1 1
Eastern Wash. 1
Evansville 1 1
Fairfield 1 1 1 1
FGCU 1 1
FIU 1 2 1 2 1 2
Fla. Atlantic 1
Florida 2 1 2 1 E S 1 2 1 2 1 2 2 2
Florida A&M 1 1
Florida St. 1 1 2 2 2 2 S 2 2 E 2 2 2
Fordham 1 1
Fresno St. 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Furman 1 1
Ga. Southern 1 1
Gardner-Webb 1
George Washington 2 2 2 S 2 E 2 2 1 2 1 2 2 S S
Georgetown S 2 S 2
Georgia 1 F E R S S S 2 2 E 2 F R E 1 F E 2 1 S E S S S 2 1 S S 1 E 1
Georgia St. 1 1 1
Georgia Tech 1 1 2 1 2 1 2 S 1
Gonzaga 1 2 S E S 1 1
Grambling 1 1 1 1 1
Green Bay 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 2 S 2 1
Hampton 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Hartford 1 1 2 2 1 1
Harvard 1 1 2 1 1 1
Hawaii 1 2 1 1 1
Holy Cross 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Houston 2 1 2 1 1
Howard 1 1 1 1 1
Idaho 1 1 1
Idaho St. 1 1 1
Illinois 1 2 2 S S 2 2 1
Illinois St. 1 1 2 1 1
Indiana S 1 1 1
Iowa 2 E E S 2 2 2 F 2 S 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 2
Iowa St. 1 2 E S S 2 1 2 2 E S 1 1 2 1
Jackson St. 1 O 1 1
James Madison S S S 2 S 1 1 1 1 2
Kansas 2 2 1 1 2 1 S 2 S 2 1 S S
Kansas St. E S 1 1 1 S 2 2 2 2 2 1 2
Kent St. 1 2 1 1 1
Kentucky E 1 1 1 2 2 E 2 E E S
La.-Monroe 1 S F
La Salle O 1 1 2
La.-Lafayette 1
Lamar E 1
Lehigh 1 1 1
Liberty 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 S 1 1 1 1 1 1
Lipscomb 1
Long Beach St. S E E E S F F E 2 S 1
Long Island 1
Louisiana Tech C R F E E R C F F 1 1 E R S E S R F E E 1 S S 1 1 1 1
Louisville 1 1 2 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 S R S 2 R E
Loyola Marymount 1
Loyola (MD) 1 1
LSU S E 2 1 S 1 2 S S E 2 2 E F F F F F 2 2 2 S S
Maine 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
Manhattan 1 1 1 1
Marist 1 1 S 2 1 1 2 2 1 1
Marquette 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 2 2
Marshall 1
Maryland F S 1 2 E F 2 1 E 2 1 1 2 2 C 2 E E 2 E S F
Massachusetts 1 1
McNeese St. 1 1
Memphis S 1 2 2 1 1 1
Miami (FL) 1 S 2 1 1 1 2 2 1
Miami (OH) 1
Michigan 2 1 1 2 1 2
Michigan St. 2 2 2 1 2 R S 2 S 2 2 1 2 2
Middle Tenn. 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1
Milwaukee 1 1
Minnesota 2 2 S F S 1 1 2
Mississippi 1 S S E E S S E S 1 E 2 1 1 1 1 E
Mississippi St. 1 2 2 2 2 S
Missouri S 1 1 1 2 1 S 1 1
Missouri State 2 F S 2 2 1 1 2 1 F 1 1 1
Monmouth 1
Montana O S 2 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Montana State 1
Mount St. Mary’s 1 1
Murray St. 1
N.C. A&T 1 1
Navy 1 1 1
Nebraska 2 2 1 2 1 1 1 2 S 1 S 2
New Mexico 1 1 S 1 1 2 1 1
New Mexico St. 1 2
New Orleans 2
Norfolk St. 1
North Carolina 1 S 1 S 2 2 S C S S E S S S 2 1 E F F E 2 1 S 2 E
North Carolina St. S 1 S S 2 S S S S S 2 1 F 2 1 S 1 1 1 S 1 1
North Dakota 1
North Texas 1
Northeastern 1
Northern Ariz. 1
Northern Ill. 2 2 1 1 1
Northwestern 1 2 2 2 2 1
Northwestern St. 1 1 1 1
Notre Dame 1 1 2 F S 2 S C 2 S S 2 1 2 S 1 S R R F R
Oakland 1 1
Ohio 1 1
Ohio St. 1 1 E S E S S 2 R 2 1 2 2 S 2 1 1 S 2 S 1
Oklahoma S 2 S S R 1 2 1 S S 2 F F S 2 S 1
Oklahoma St. 2 1 S 1 1 1 2 1 S 2 2 S
Old Dominion S F E C S 2 2 2 1 2 2 1 S R S S S 1 E 1 1 1 1 1 S
Oral Roberts 1 1 1 1 1 1
Oregon 1 1 2 2 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 2
Oregon St. S 1 1 2 1 2
Penn 1 1 1
Penn St. S E 1 S S 2 2 2 2 S 2 E 2 S 2 F 1 S S E 1 2 S 2 S
Pepperdine 1 1 1 1
Pittsburgh 2 S S
Portland 1 1 1 1
Portland St. 1
Prairie View 1 1 1 1 1
Princeton 1 1 1 1
Providence 1 1 S 2 1
Purdue 2 S 2 S F E 1 2 E C 2 R 2 E S 2 S E 2 E 2 2 2 2
Quinnipac 1
Radford 1 1 1
Rhode Island 1
Rice 2 1
Richmond 1 1 1
Robert Morris 1 1 1
Rutgers E E S 2 1 1 2 2 1 S E F 2 2 1 E S R E S 1 2 1
Sacred Heart 1 1 1
Samford 1 1
San Diego 1 1 1
San Diego St. S S 1 2 1 1 2 S 1
San Francisco 1 S 1
Santa Clara 2 1 1 1 1 1
Seton Hall S 2
Siena 1
SMU 1 2 1 1 2 2 1
South Ala. 1
South Carolina S 1 2 1 S 1 E 2 S 2 S
South Carolina St. 1
South Dakota 1
South Dakota St. 2 1 1 1 1
South Fla. 1 2
Southeast Mo. St. 1 1
Southern California E C C S R S S 2 E S E 1 2 2 2 1
Southern Ill. 2 S 1 2
Southern Miss 1 1 1 2 1 S 1 2
Southern U. 1 1 1 1
St. Bonaventure S
St. Francis Pa. 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
St. John’s NY 1 1 2 2 2 2 S 1 2
St. Joseph’s 1 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 2
St. Mary’s Cal. 1 2
St. Peter’s 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Stanford 1 S E C F C S E F F F 1 1 2 2 S 2 E E E 2 R F R F F S F
Stephen F. Austin 1 1 2 S S 2 S S 1 1 S 2 1 1 2 1 1 1
Stetson 1 1 1
Syracuse 1 2 1 1 1 2
TCU 2 2 2 2 1 2 1 1 1
Temple 2 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 2 2
Tennessee F E R S F C F C E C S E S R C C C E R S F R R F E C C 1 S E E E S
Tennessee St. 1 1
Tennessee Tech 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1
Texas E E S C F E E E 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 S F S 2 2 1 1 1 1 2
Texas A&M S 1 1 2 E S 2 C S 2 E
Texas St. 1 1
Texas Tech 1 2 1 1 S C S E S 2 2 S E S S E 2 S 1 1
Texas-Arlington 1 1
Toledo 2 2 1 2 1 1 1
Troy 1
Tulane 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 2 1 1
Tulsa 2 1
UAB 1 S
UALR 2 1 1
UC Davis 1
UC Irvine 1
UC Riverside 1 1 1
UC Santa Barb. 2 2 1 2 1 1 1 2 2 S 1 1 1 1
UCF 1 1 1 1
UCLA 1 S 1 S 2 E 1 1 2 2 2 2
UMBC 1
UNC Asheville 1
UNC Greensboro 1
UNI 1 1
UNLV 1 1 2 S 2 2 1 1
UT Martin 1 1 1 1
Utah 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 S 2 2 E 1 2 1
UTEP 2 1
UTSA 1 1
Valparaiso 1 1
Vanderbilt 2 2 1 S S E F S S E S 1 2 E E 2 S S 2 2 S S 2 1 2 2 1
VCU 1
Vermont 1 1 1 1 1 2
Villanova 2 2 1 1 2 2 E 2 1 1
Virginia 1 1 2 S E S F R F E S E E S 2 1 S 1 1 2 2 2 2 1
Virginia Tech 1 2 2 S 2 2 2 1 2
Wake Forest 2
Washington 1 2 2 S 2 E S 2 2 S 1 1 E 1 2 1
Washington St. 1
Weber St. 1 1
West Virginia 2 S 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 2
Western Caro. 1 1
Western Ill. 1
Western Ky. F F 2 2 1 1 S R S 2 S 1 2 2 1 1 1
Western Mich. 1 1
Wichita State 1 1
Winthrop 1
Wisconsin 1 2 2 1 1 1 1
Wright St. 1
Wyoming 1
Xavier 1 2 1 E 1 1 1 1 E 2
Youngstown St. 1 2 1

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://espn.go.com/womens-college-basketball/story/_/id/9873545/ncaa-trying-move-women-final-four-dates
  2. ^ Official 2012 NCAA Women's Final Four Record p 75
  3. ^ "Greg Christopher named chair of DI Women’s Basketball Committee". NCAA. Mar 1, 2011. 
  4. ^ "2013 NCAA Women's Final Four Records". NCAA. Retrieved 15 Apr 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c d Official 2012 NCAA Women's Final Four Record p 58
  6. ^ Official 2012 NCAA Women's Final Four Record p 67
  7. ^ Official 2012 NCAA Women's Final Four Record p 6,7
  8. ^ a b Official 2012 NCAA Women's Final Four Record p 9
  9. ^ Nixon, Rick. "Official 2012 NCAA Women's Final Four Records Book". NCAA. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 

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