Womhoops Guru

Mel Greenberg covered college and professional women’s basketball for the Philadelphia Inquirer, where he worked for 40 plus years. Greenberg pioneered national coverage of the game, including the original Top 25 women's college poll. His knowledge has earned him nicknames such as "The Guru" and "The Godfather," as well as induction into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Guru's College Report: NCAA Top Seeds Outlook Becomes Unsettled After Stanford Loss

By Mel Greenberg

Stanford's Pac-12 conference loss to Bay Area rival California at home Sunday did more than just shatter the Cardinal's long conference win-streak as well as hit them with a second-straight home setback at Maples Pavillion following the blowout to Connecticut just before the new year.

Suddenly the race for the four No. 1 seeds in the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament leading to the Final Four in New Orleans is not as solidified as it had appeared.

If the committee were meeting today, which of course it is not, instead of this March, the deliberation for the top of the bracket would merit more discussion.

Since nearly the start of the season, Baylor, the defending champion and prohibitive favorite, Connecticut, Duke, and Stanford were considered best bets to lead the four regions when the 64-team field and pairings are rolled out via ESPN on the night of Selection Monday.

But now that Notre Dame has beaten Connecticut and suffered just a loss to Baylor while California has dislodged Stanford with a second loss, the Irish have a case to be part of the mix.

Duke is alive as the last unbeaten team in Division I -- men or women.

However, the Blue Devils have yet to be tested but in a few weeks they will be paying a visit to Connecticut and a win would clearly keep things muddy.

That will begin to raise a bunch of "what ifs?" the rest of the way and perhaps if Maryland or Penn State were to run the table, respectively, in the Atlantic Coast and Big Ten Conferences, or if Kentucky did likewise in the Southeastern Conference, each may also have a case, though the cream of the crop may still be able to wield their way over everyone else.

But at least there's interest and some suspense to hang on to and help keep interest as the conference wars and a few intersectional battles to come heat things up.

Poll Shake-Up Ahead

If Stanford gets knocked out of the Top Five Monday when the next Associated Press women's poll is released it will be the first time in 40 weeks since right before the poll of Jan. 3, 2011, that the Cardinal will not reside in the highest rent district, with No. 1 being the penthouse.

Meanwhile, Connecticut Hall of Fame coach Geno Auriemma keeps hitting some milestones with the Huskies' longtime appearances in the rankings since he became coach and made them a national force.

Auriemma recently passed retired Texas coach Jody Conradt into fifth for all-time poll appearances at 396 and he also passed the former Longhorns great into fourth for most appearances at the same school with the same number.

Now he is starting to move on Rutgers coach and sister Hall of Famer C. Vivian Stringer, trailing her by just 11 appearances prior to Monday's release.

If the Scarlet Knights fail to return to the rankings this season, Auriemma will be knocking on the door to move ahead after the final poll, though there may not be enough weeks left until the outset of 2013-14 to make the jump.

On Monday Duke coach Joanne P. McCallie will move into the select group of coaches on the all-time list, tying former Kansas coach Marian Washington at 26th with 176 combined appearances -- 105 with the Blue Devils after the new poll is out and 71 previously when she was at Michigan State.

In the next few weeks McCallie should move up another spot in 25th passing former Western Kentucky and Nebraska coach Paul Sanderford at 182.

Texas A&M coach Gary Blair, who is Women's Basketball Hall of Fame bound in Knoxville, Tenn., this June, will soon pass his former
Blair recently went ahead of the late Sue Gunter, whom he replaced at Stephen F. Austin when she took the LSU job.

Meannwhile, there's much happening at the Guru's home base with several local coaches hitting a few mileestones Sunday.

Just click here to go to PhilahoopsW - http://philahoopsw.com - for the roundups and there is also the latest Dishin and Swishin - Philly Style podcast in which yours truly and co-host David Siegel, your host on the national podcast at hooopfeed.com, , interviewed Princeton coach Courtney Banghart.

That's it for the moment.

-- Mel

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your way of explaining the whole thing in this article is genuinely
pleasant, all be capable of easily be aware of it, Thanks a lot.
Take a look at my web-site Oregon mortgage help

11:39 PM  
Anonymous order cheap kamagra online said...

After dinner comes the reckoning

6:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi all
I'm Mary, 22 years old :)
I am looking for good man. If he exists...
I'm love sport and... Hope you understand


www.blogger.com is very interesting forum for me, so I think we have the same hobbies
So lets chat...
My e-mail is marypopovaks@gmail.com, Skype *
Send me your foto!

Added later:

This photography is corrupted, sorry!

Oh, and all my photos here:

9:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

free ebook download site http://audiobookscollection.co.uk/it/Susan-Bethanis/m121302/ download file seth jane roberts ebook [url=http://audiobookscollection.co.uk/Normal-Accidents-Living-With-High-Risk-Technologies/p195503/]free ebook 0073526703[/url] object-oriented analysis and design ebook

12:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's up mates, good piece of writing and good arguments commented here, I am truly enjoying by these.

Also visit my web page phen375 buy

4:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Τhаnkfully Meгatol includes brown ѕеaweeԁ еxtraсt that hаs bеen tеѕtеԁ to
aνoid аrounԁ eighty two% from the carb supply you consume from becoming soaked up through your body. The Meratol diet pills are nonetheless reported to be safe and sound and may well be used by diabetes sufferers. There is absolutely no way that you will not lose fat.

Take a look at my homepage; meratol review

4:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

automation in pharmacy practice http://certifiedpharmacy.co.uk/catalogue/n.htm ou college of pharmacy [url=http://certifiedpharmacy.co.uk/products/baclofen.htm]custom supplements and vitamins pharmacy[/url]
pharmacy technician jobs utah http://certifiedpharmacy.co.uk/products/viagra-soft-flavoured.htm pharmacy mexican [url=http://certifiedpharmacy.co.uk/products/deltasone.htm]deltasone[/url]
online pharmacy no prescription lorazepam ativan next day deliv http://certifiedpharmacy.co.uk/products/precose.htm veteranarian pharmacy [url=http://certifiedpharmacy.co.uk/products/tadacip.htm]fruth pharmacy[/url]
pharmacy cross stitch http://certifiedpharmacy.co.uk/products/amoxil.htm pharmacy locate [url=http://certifiedpharmacy.co.uk/products/dipyridamole.htm]dipyridamole[/url]

7:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the pharmacy act australia http://certifiedpharmacy.co.uk/products/motrin.htm pharmacy sid [url=http://certifiedpharmacy.co.uk/products/glucophage.htm]tips online billing pharmacy[/url]
rite aid drug pharmacy http://certifiedpharmacy.co.uk/products/zovirax.htm alamo heights pharmacy [url=http://certifiedpharmacy.co.uk/products/prevacid.htm]prevacid[/url]
california state pharmacy liscense http://certifiedpharmacy.co.uk/products/betnovate.htm pharmacy school history [url=http://certifiedpharmacy.co.uk/catalogue/c.htm]cvs pharmacy print records[/url]
frontier pharmacy in boca ratan florida http://certifiedpharmacy.co.uk/catalogue/x.htm the organic pharmacy sunless tanner [url=http://certifiedpharmacy.co.uk/products/cefixime.htm]cefixime[/url]

2:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

cvs pharmacy website http://fdaapproved.co.uk/products/astelin.htm online pharmacy classes [url=http://fdaapproved.co.uk/products/rhinocort.htm]pharmacy researckes[/url]
pemberton pharmacy http://fdaapproved.co.uk/categories/antibiotics.htm cbs pharmacy [url=http://fdaapproved.co.uk/products/gift-kamagra-jelly.htm]gift kamagra jelly[/url]
online pharmacy tech http://fdaapproved.co.uk/products/avapro.htm line pharmacy propecia [url=http://fdaapproved.co.uk/products/zyloprim.htm]pet meds dogs cats medicine medicals pharmacy pharmaceu[/url]
pharmacy materials managers http://fdaapproved.co.uk/products/zofran.htm mail order pharmacy fertility [url=http://fdaapproved.co.uk/products/pepcid.htm]pepcid[/url]

3:57 AM  
Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

ninest123 09.24
oakley sunglasses, tiffany jewelry, tory burch outlet, ray ban sunglasses, ray ban sunglasses, louboutin shoes, michael kors outlet, oakley sunglasses, burberry outlet online, michael kors outlet, replica watches, louis vuitton, louis vuitton outlet, uggs on sale, oakley sunglasses, longchamp outlet, michael kors outlet, burberry, polo ralph lauren outlet, replica watches, michael kors outlet, christian louboutin outlet, oakley sunglasses, nike air max, gucci outlet, louis vuitton, michael kors outlet, ugg boots, tiffany and co, cheap oakley sunglasses, longchamp, longchamp outlet, prada outlet, ray ban sunglasses, louboutin outlet, prada handbags, ugg boots, nike air max, ugg boots, polo ralph lauren outlet, louis vuitton, louis vuitton outlet, ugg boots, nike outlet, michael kors, jordan shoes, louboutin

2:48 AM  
Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

burberry, new balance pas cher, michael kors, coach outlet, sac longchamp, true religion jeans, mulberry, oakley pas cher, ralph lauren pas cher, louboutin pas cher, ralph lauren uk, nike free run uk, north face, true religion jeans, michael kors, ray ban pas cher, true religion jeans, sac guess, nike air max, air jordan pas cher, vans pas cher, nike air max, nike free, tn pas cher, coach factory outlet, air max, coach purses, nike roshe run, chanel handbags, coach outlet, hollister pas cher, converse pas cher, abercrombie and fitch, north face, true religion outlet, nike blazer, hogan, kate spade outlet, hermes, longchamp pas cher, lululemon, nike air max, timberland, nike free, hollister, michael kors, michael kors, kate spade handbags, air force, ray ban uk, lacoste pas cher

2:52 AM  
Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

instyler, nike air max, oakley, ferragamo shoes, herve leger, jimmy choo shoes, nike huarache, giuseppe zanotti, celine handbags, mcm handbags, hollister, north face outlet, ray ban, beats by dre, hollister, converse outlet, vans shoes, nike roshe, hollister, soccer shoes, lancel, ralph lauren, louboutin, insanity workout, valentino shoes, new balance, wedding dresses, mont blanc, abercrombie and fitch, asics running shoes, reebok shoes, chi flat iron, longchamp, nike air max, nike trainers, north face outlet, converse, p90x workout, soccer jerseys, vans, timberland boots, mac cosmetics, lululemon, ghd, baseball bats, nfl jerseys, birkin bag, nike roshe, gucci, babyliss, iphone 6 cases, bottega veneta, vanessa bruno

2:55 AM  
Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

pandora jewelry, marc jacobs, moncler outlet, coach outlet, canada goose, replica watches, bottes ugg, michael kors outlet online, canada goose, pandora charms, wedding dresses, ugg boots uk, doudoune canada goose, canada goose outlet, moncler, karen millen, louis vuitton, moncler, links of london, pandora jewelry, moncler, michael kors outlet, toms shoes, moncler, barbour, ugg pas cher, ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, louis vuitton, supra shoes, swarovski crystal, juicy couture outlet, montre pas cher, thomas sabo, doke gabbana outlet, ugg,uggs,uggs canada, canada goose, louis vuitton, moncler, sac louis vuitton pas cher, canada goose outlet, swarovski, michael kors handbags, hollister, canada goose uk, juicy couture outlet, moncler, moncler, canada goose, louis vuitton, barbour jackets, pandora charms
ninest123 09.24

2:58 AM  
Blogger mmjiaxin said...

tiffany & co
michael kors outlet online
Michael Kors Outlet Online
nfl jerseys
ray ban sunglasses outlet
cheap rolex watches
cheap jerseys from china
ralph lauren online
cheap oakley sunglasses store
tiffany & co
michael kors outlets
mlb jerseys authentic
nfl jerseys
christian louboutin outlet
air jordan retro
nfl jerseys

9:55 PM  
Blogger ninest123 said...

louboutin, air max, longchamp outlet, tiffany and co, ray ban sunglasses, nike free, prada outlet, replica watches, louis vuitton, ralph lauren pas cher, louis vuitton, ray ban sunglasses, prada handbags, cheap oakley sunglasses, louis vuitton outlet, chanel handbags, longchamp outlet, louboutin pas cher, uggs on sale, ugg boots, nike outlet, jordan shoes, longchamp pas cher, nike air max, nike free, louboutin outlet, tory burch outlet, gucci outlet, nike air max, oakley sunglasses, ray ban sunglasses, polo ralph lauren outlet, michael kors, tiffany jewelry, burberry, longchamp, air jordan pas cher, nike roshe run, replica watches, oakley sunglasses, oakley sunglasses, louis vuitton outlet, kate spade outlet, louboutin shoes, christian louboutin outlet, oakley sunglasses, polo ralph lauren outlet, ugg boots, sac longchamp, louis vuitton

8:34 PM  
Blogger ninest123 said...

michael kors outlet, michael kors outlet, burberry outlet online, hermes, replica handbags, oakley pas cher, ralph lauren uk, michael kors outlet, ray ban uk, hollister, michael kors, michael kors, north face, hogan, sac guess, new balance pas cher, air force, ugg boots, vans pas cher, true religion outlet, michael kors outlet, michael kors, nike air max, nike air max, north face, nike blazer, vanessa bruno, nike air max, mulberry, nike roshe, true religion jeans, nike free run uk, tn pas cher, michael kors, coach purses, hollister pas cher, timberland, coach outlet, lacoste pas cher, burberry, true religion jeans, michael kors outlet, ugg boots, abercrombie and fitch, lululemon, converse pas cher, ray ban pas cher, true religion jeans, coach outlet, kate spade handbags

8:38 PM  
Blogger ninest123 said...

bottega veneta, mcm handbags, iphone cases, reebok shoes, lululemon, wedding dresses, celine handbags, nike trainers, nike huarache, soccer shoes, louboutin, gucci, nike air max, valentino shoes, babyliss, hollister, ray ban, giuseppe zanotti, converse, jimmy choo shoes, birkin bag, abercrombie and fitch, hollister, vans shoes, p90x workout, insanity workout, nike roshe, vans, soccer jerseys, mont blanc, north face outlet, longchamp, hollister, oakley, new balance, ghd, timberland boots, herve leger, ralph lauren, instyler, nike air max, nfl jerseys, asics running shoes, chi flat iron, mac cosmetics, ferragamo shoes, north face outlet, converse outlet, beats by dre, baseball bats

8:47 PM  
Blogger ninest123 said...

lancel, ugg pas cher, montre pas cher, sac louis vuitton pas cher, ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, toms shoes, thomas sabo, bottes ugg, wedding dresses, moncler, barbour, barbour jackets, pandora jewelry, marc jacobs, juicy couture outlet, moncler, karen millen, moncler, canada goose, juicy couture outlet, louis vuitton, moncler outlet, moncler, links of london, canada goose outlet, ugg,uggs,uggs canada, coach outlet, louis vuitton, supra shoes, canada goose, louis vuitton, louis vuitton, swarovski, canada goose, canada goose uk, canada goose, replica watches, moncler, pandora jewelry, doudoune canada goose, pandora charms, hollister, swarovski crystal, canada goose outlet, moncler, pandora charms, moncler, ugg boots uk

8:58 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home