Pac-12 and ACC top conferences in opening round

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NEW YORK (AP) The Pac-12 and Atlantic Coast Conference showed conference supremacy in the opening round of the women's NCAA Tournament.

The two power conferences combined to go 13-1 in the first two days. The Pac-12 won all six of its contests, while the ACC went 7-1. The lone loss came in a matchup between the two conferences, with Cal rallying to rout North Carolina.

"I'm not surprised at all that the Pac-12 teams went 6-0. I just have so much respect for the players, teams and coaching in our league," Cal coach Lindsay Gottlieb said. "We knew we'd have a tough first-round game with UNC and that the ACC is really strong, so we tried to take a little extra pride in representing our league and getting the job done."


AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Baylor32-1
2 Connecticut32-2
3 Notre Dame31-3
4 Mississippi State31-2
5 Louisville30-3
6 Stanford29-4
7 Oregon30-4
8 Iowa27-6
9 Maryland29-4
10 North Carolina State27-5
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RPI Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Notre Dame31-3
2 Baylor32-1
3 Louisville30-3
4 Stanford29-4
5 Oregon30-4
6 Connecticut32-2
7 Iowa27-6
8 Mississippi State31-2
9 North Carolina State27-5
10 Syracuse25-8
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