In the second of three top-16 reveals by the NCAA Division I women’s basketball committee, Baylor moved up three spots from No. 9 to No. 6.
Wins over a trio of ranked opponents — Texas, West Virginia and Oklahoma State — since the first ranking came out helped the Lady Bears move up from a three-seed to a two-seed.
If the women’s college basketball season ended today, UConn, Mississippi State, Louisville and Notre Dame would be the top four teams. Then its Oregon at five, Baylor at six, South Carolina at seven and Florida State at eight. Rounding out the top 10 are Texas at nine and UCLA at 10. The rest of the seeds are as follows — No. 11 Tennessee, No. 12 Georgia, No. 13 Maryland, No. 14 Missouri, No. 15 Michigan and No. 16 Texas A&M.
The third and final top-16 reveal by the committee will take place Monday, Feb. 19 during ESPN2’s Big Monday/Play4Kay tripleheader that includes Florida State at Duke (5 p.m.), Baylor at Texas (7 p.m.) and UCLA at Oregon (9 p.m.). The announcement will take place at halftime of the Florida State-Duke game.