Tonight the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament bracket was announced and Ohio State was not happy with the results. After finishing the season 25-6, tied for second in the Big Ten during the regular season, and ranked 16th in the country, the Buckeyes were shocked when it was announced that they would be an 8 seed. While the Buckeyes were 26th in the RPI and had suffered a late season skid, most expert had OSU slated as a 5 seed, personally I was expecting either a 4 or 5 seed. Instead the Buckeyes will face ninth seeded Florida in the first round with the winner facing the number one overall seed Baylor and its star center Britney Griner. The one bit of good news for the Buckeyes was that they would not have to travel far, getting sent to Bowling Green for the first weekend. Hopefully a large contingent of OSU fans will turn out to support the team and help them to overcome the major early roadblock that was thrown in their path; the Buckeyes and Gators will tip on Sunday at 12:15pm. Check out www.ourhonordefend.com on Wednesday for a more of my thoughts on Ohio State’s seed and first round matchup.
Now that the bracket has been announced, you can join the women’s tournament version of the BBN bracket challenge. Simply click here and join the group, the password is ‘sammy!’, and then create your bracket. Lets see who can take bragging rights as the best women’s tournament prognosticator.