Thirty-one automatic berths are up for grabs during Championship Week. Which teams will win their conference tournaments and NCAA auto bid?
From Louisville's Dana Evans in the ACC to Gonzaga's Jenn Wirth in the WCC, we break down which players have stood out in each conference.
Louisville's season opener at Middle Tennessee State on Wednesday will not be played after Middle Tennessee State said the program had two positive COVID-19 tests last Friday.
Buffalo, Central Michigan and Ohio are expected to battle for Mid-American supremacy, while Gonzaga should set the bar for all mid-majors.
Maya Moore and Breanna Stewart are among the highly touted high school prospects who turned into WNBA stars.
Jenn Wirth scored 14 of her 18 points in the second half to lead No. 22 Gonzaga to a 62-50 win over Middle Tennessee at the Gulf Coast Showcase on Saturday night.
Amanda Paschal scored 16 points and No. 13 Kentucky scored the first 13 points of the second half en route to a 67-52 win over Middle Tennessee State on Sunday.
Nancy Mulkey scored 24 points and No. 24 Rice rallied in the second half to defeat Middle Tennessee 69-54 in the Conference USA championship game on Saturday for the Owls' third NCAA Tournament berth and school-record 21st straight win.
Maci Morris led a balanced attack with 14 points and No. 18 Kentucky used a strong start to defeat Middle Tennessee 72-55 on Saturday.
Point guard Anastasia Hayes, the 2018 SEC Sixth Woman of the Year who was dismissed from Tennessee in August for a "violation of team rules" has committed to transfer to Middle Tennessee State.
Alysha Clark was an undersized post who led the nation in scoring as a college senior. But to make it in the WNBA, the wing had to remake her game.
Asia Durr scored 19 points in 20 minutes, and No. 4 Louisville nearly matched a historical best Saturday night in its 80-26 victory over Middle Tennessee.
Green Bay replaced South Dakota State on the top line, but No. 3 New Mexico made the biggest jump in espnW's biweekly rankings. Middle Tennessee and Belmont round out the top five.
With Macy Miller back after a knee injury sidelined her for most of last season, South Dakota State holds the top spot in our first poll of the season. Northern Colorado, Green Bay, Middle Tennessee and Western Kentucky round out the top five.