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2019 NCAA women's basketball tournament: Bracket, schedule, TV channels

The 2019 NCAA women's basketball tournament is starting Friday, March 22, with 16 First Round games. The 64-team bracket is led by Baylor, Notre Dame, Louisville and Mississippi State as the No. 1 seeds. For the first time since 2006, UConn is not a No. 1 seed, as the Huskies are a No. 2 in Louisville's region. The ACC has the most teams in the field with eight.

How are NCAA's basketball tournament teams selected?

There are 64 teams in the single-elimination tournament. Of those, 32 qualify automatically as conference champions at winning conference tournaments. The rest will be selected at the large teams of the Division I Women's Basketball Championship Sports Committee.

NCAA tournament: 5 takeaways from the bracket reveal

Earlier this season, the committee twice announced its top-1

6 teams: Feb . 11 and March 4. However, these reveals have no bearing on the final 64-team field. In the March 4 reveal, Baylor, Louisville, Notre Dame and UConn were No. 1 seeds.

When the bracket was revealed, Baylor, Louisville, Notre Dame and Mississippi State received No. 1 seeds. UConn dropped to no. 2 seed

NCAA women's basketball tournament: Automatic qualifiers

America East: Maine (25-7); No. 14 seed

American Athletic Conference: UConn (31-2); No. 2 seed

Atlantic 10: Fordham (25-8); No. 14 seed

ACC: Notre Dame (30-3); No. 1 seed

Atlantic Sun: Florida Gulf Coast (28-4); No. 13 seed

Big 12: Baylor (31-1); No. 1 seed

Big East: DePaul (26-7); No. 6 seed

Big Sky: Portland State (25-7); No. 15 seed

Big South: Radford (26-6); No. 14 seed Big Ten: Iowa (26-6); No. 2 seed

Big West: UC Davis (24-6); No. Seed CAA: Towson (20-12); No. Seed

Conference USA: Rice (28-3); No. 12 seed

Horizon League: Wright State (27-6); No. 13 seed

Ivy League: Princeton (22-9); No. 11 seed

MAAAC: Quinnipiac (26-6); No. 11 seed

MAC: Buffalo (23-9); No. Seed

MEAC: Bethune-Cookman (21-10); No. 16 seed

Missouri Valley Conference: Missouri State (22-9); No. 11 seed

Mountain West Conference: Boise State (28-4); No. 13 seed

Northeast Conference: Robert Morris (22-10); No. 16 seed

Ohio Valley Conference: Belmont (26-6); No. 13 seed Pac-12: Stanford (28-4); No. 2 seed

Patriot League: Bucknell (28-5); No. 12 seed

SEC: Mississippi State (30-2); No. 1 seed

Southern Conference: Mercer (25-7); No. Seed

Southland Conference: Abilene Christian (23-9); No. 16 seed SWAC: Southern (20-12); No. 16 seed

Summit League: South Dakota State (26-6); No. 6 seed

Sun Belt Conference: Little Rock (21-10); No. 12 seed

WCC: BYU (25-6); No. 7 seed

WAC: New Mexico State (25-6); No. 14 seed

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