The NCAA women’s basketball tournament committee revealed their first rankings of the 2022-23 season, and an impressive season from the Blue Devils was significantly rewarded.
Duke was selected as the No. 8-overall seed in the NCAA’s preview of the top 16 tournament seeds, affording it a prospective No. 2 seed in the first Greenville Regional. The other teams in its region include No. 1-overall South Carolina, No. 3-seed Maryland, and No. 4-seed Ohio State.
The Blue Devils, coming off a 68-27 beatdown of Boston College, sit atop the ACC standings thanks to a 21-3 overall record and an 11-2 mark in the ACC. Those three losses have come against No. 1-seed UConn, No. 3-seed North Carolina and Florida State. All three were also all Quad 1 games, giving Duke a 6-3 mark in Quad 1 games, in addition to records of 8-0 in Quad 2, 4-0 in Quad 3 and 3-0 in Quad 4, per Warren Nolan.
Duke currently ranks ninth in the NET and 19th in Her Hoop Stats rating, behind the third-best defensive rating in the country. The Blue Devils’ top remaining games include four-straight Quad 1 matchups to close their regular season against No. 11 Virginia Tech, Virginia, No. 22 N.C. State and No. 14 North Carolina.
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