• Southern (Southwestern Athletic Conference)
• Valparaiso (Horizon League)
• Western Kentucky (Sun Belt)
In the women's field, the top four ranked teams are Baylor, Notre Dame, Connecticut and Stanford. According to ESPN's Charlie Creme, the quartet likely will be No. 1 seeds when the tournament begins Saturday.
Baylor (32-1), the defending champion, is led by center Brittney Griner, the reigning player of the year.