This year, women's college basketball is proving that time goes fast when you're fun. As the season's opening month concluded, we are left with plenty to discuss between noticeable upsets and a massive injury to the sport's biggest star. Below are the three biggest takeaways from the opening month of women's college basketball.
This Season Of Women's College Hoops Is Off To A Crazy Start
There Are No Elite Teams
Who says madness only happens in March? Although the Associated Press' top ten teams were 52-11 in November, their 11 losses were the most by that group in two decades. Between the reigning national champion Stanford Cardinal and No. 8 Maryland losing two games each and undefeated No. 9 Tennessee just surviving a series of close contents, the possibility of massive upsets throughout this season is growing higher.
Ready or not, here comes the mid-majors!
Amidst all of the action surrounding the top ten teams in the country, there's a movement growing within the mid-major section of women's college basketball. Teams such as BYU, Columbia, and Stony Brook are not only off to hot starts but have players who are either league leaders in their conferences or across the country in various categories.
This development is noteworthy to watch as the season progresses and possibly sets the table for an unusual amount of upsets during March Madness.
Paige Bueckers' injury change the courses for everyone, not just UConn
Few things in life that are more guaranteed than the University of Connecticut Huskies making their yearly run to the Final Four, but Paige Bueckers's ankle injury threatens to end their impressive streak (the Huskies have made the Final Four in every NCAA Tournament since 2008).
With the sensational sophomore point guard expected to be out for nearly two months, this changes the entire dynamic of the season. Bueckers was the key to the Huskies making another championship run. If they don't pull it together without her, the conversations about who's a contender, the top 25 rankings, and bracketology entering March Madness will loom more significant than ever.
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