Current WBB Notes in PDF
In the first of three preliminary rankings of current top 10 seeds, the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Committee tabbed Baylor as the No. 4 seed and Texas as the No. 5 seed. Preliminary rankings will be released again on February 15 and 29. The three February announcements will have no bearing on the final bracket released on Selection Monday, March 14.
The Big 12 is into the second half of the 18-game conference schedule. The regular season will conclude on March 1. The Big 12 is the only of the power conferences to play a double round-robin conference format.
The Big 12 has 50 percent of its membership ranked in the Associated Press Poll for the first time this season. For the 11th consecutive week, the Big 12 has two of the top six teams in the AP Poll with No. 4 Baylor and No. 6 Texas. Oklahoma State moved up to No. 20 while Oklahoma is at No. 21 and West Virginia moved back into the rankings at No. 24.
Sixty percent of Big 12 teams are in the top 50 of NCAA RPI with Baylor (3) and Texas (10) in the top 10. Baylor is 7-0 and Texas is 4-1 versus Top 25 opponents with Texas’ only loss to Baylor. Big 12 teams have 16 wins combined over top 25 opponents.
Baylor and Texas are among just six teams nationally with one-or-fewer losses on the season. The Big 12 is the only league to sport two of these six programs.
The Big 12 is one of just two leagues in which at least 80 percent of teams have a winning record for the season.
The Big 12 is ranked third in conference RPI and has 30 wins against top 50 teams and 55 versus top 100 squads.
The Big 12 leads the nation in non-conference win percentage (.825) and the fewest number of losses (94-20).
The Big 12 is the only league that won over 80 percent of its non-conference games.
Nine Big 12 teams ended non-conference play with a winning percentage of over 72 percent.