An interesting discussion from ESPN's writers that cover D-1 Wbb on a wide variety of topics and how these teams performances will impact the bracketology.

Which women's college basketball teams have the most to prove heading into March?
ESPN.com
7:30 AM PT

If ever a season needed an extra day before March, this is it. Thank goodness for leap years because we still have so many questions.

As Baylor, Oregon and South Carolina keep winning, are they really the teams to beat? Which teams have the most to prove with less than three weeks to go before Selection Monday?

With Duke on a roll and NC State stumbling, do we really know the identity of the Triangle's best team? What about the Chicago area, as Northwestern rises and DePaul tries to finish off the Big East?

As Championship Week arrives, can we apply for a 30th day in February to figure out all of this? ESPN.com reporters Mechelle Voepel, Graham Hays and Charlie Creme address some of the hottest topics in women's college basketball this week.

Because some conference tournaments don't start for more than week, what are the biggest regular-season races to watch that impact Bracketology and bubble teams?

Creme: Perhaps the single biggest game left on the regular-season schedule after this weekend will be played in Conference USA. Rice and Old Dominion are set to meet in Houston on March 7, and the winner is likely to win the regular season title outright. A win by the Owls and they would be the league's automatic bid for Bracketology purposes. The Monarchs and Western Kentucky would remain in the field as at-large selections. Rice would not be an at-large team should it lose, so that is the difference between Conference USA getting two teams in the projected field or three. By taking that extra spot, the Owls knock out another potential bubble team and one fewer at-large spot would be available.

All that leads to the bigger picture of possible bid stealers. Non-Power 5 teams such as Central Michigan, Gonzaga, Missouri State, Princeton and South Dakota are all going to make the NCAA tournament. If any of them lose in their conference tournaments, then that league picks up an extra team in the field, stealing a potential at-large bid from someone else. Georgia Tech, UCF, West Virginia, Iowa State, Purdue and Tennessee should be watching those teams and conferences closely -- and rooting hard for the favorites to win.
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Read the entire article and discussion amongst the writers here: https://www.espn.com/womens-college-...-heading-march

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