March Madness Bracketology: Will IUWBB get two home games on Selection Sunday?

Indiana is ranked 15th in the country with some significant wins, but they did lose early in tthe Big Ten Conference Tournament. How much will that be held against them?

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One of the best things about Women's March Madness is how much seeding matters. As teams wind down their regular seasons and gear up for their conference season tournaments, wins count for seeding in the NCAA Tournament, A top four seed means the possibility of two home games. As one of the top 16 teams in the country, the Hoosiers are looking at the possibility of receiving one of those top four seeds.

Will the Hoosiers get a four seed and home court? Selection Sunday is right around the corner. Let's take a look at the Bracketology of it all.

We Agree with the World Wide Leader

Charlie Creme's latest Women's Bracketology has IUWBB in the Portland Bracket, with two games played in Bloomington. Syracuse, Florida Gulf Coast, and Toledo are also in the Bloomington bracket. Toledo and FGC are automatic qualifiers as conference champions.

All of the major conference champions should be seeded higher than Indiana. While this goes without saying, the benefit of winning the regular season and/or conference tournament should come with the benefit of being a top two seed in the tournament. ESPN is projecting Big Ten Champion Iowa, SEC Champion South Carolina, Pac-12 Champion USC, and Stanford getting number one seeds, with South Carolina receiving the top overall seed.

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Teams with Similar Records or Rankings

#14 Gonzaga: 30-2 (16-0, WCC): While the Bulldogs have a much better record than IU, they don't have a signature win. However, they went undefeated in the West Coast Conference and are likely to earn a #4 seed and home games in Spokane.

#13 Virginia Tech 24-7 (14-4 ACC): The Hokies were the ACC regular season champion, and that should be enough to get a top-four seed and two home games in Blacksburg.

#16 Kansas State 25-7 (13-5 Big 12): The Wildcats' third-place finish in the regular season and semi-final exit could have them as one of the teams on the outside looking in on one of the top four seeds. They did lose two of three to Texas and were swept by Kansas.

#17 Oklahoma 22-9 (15-3 Big 12): This is where we disagree with the World Wide Leader. While the Sooners do have a bad loss to Southern, they did win the Big 12 regular season title and made it to the semifinals of their conference tournament while...

#18 Colorado 22-9 (11-7 Pac-12): Colorado finished fifth in the Pac-12 and was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 tournament. All the Buffaloes' losses were against ranked opponents, but winning your league's regular season title should count more than "good losses."

Teams with better records or deeper runs in their respective tournaments will likely snatch higher seeds than IU. However, wins against Tennessee and Iowa and a third-place finish in the Big Ten regular season -- though Iowa and Indiana had identical regular season records—should secure a top-four seed in the tournament for the Hoosiers.