We have a bit of breaking news! *SIRENS*
Apparently, ESPNU was running men’s bracketology programming this afternoon when something came up on the side ticker. It was actually the LEAKED Women’s NCAA Tournament bracket. It’s looking like it is the true one. We can update you all when the “official” bracket comes out tonight, but this seems to be legit.
In what can only be described as remarkable, the #NCAAW bracket was just on ESPNU by mistaken. I’ve managed to grab three sections of it if anyone else wants to help fill it out.— Blake DuDonis (@BlakeDuDonis) March 18, 2019
Spoiler: UCF & Tennessee are IN pic.twitter.com/xzpKpGpjdT
If you click on the tweet, you can see the thread.
Another tweet that shows someone wrote out the whole bracket:
Shout out @BlakeDuDonis for all of this.
How This Connects to Notre Dame
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are slated, in this leaked bracket, to be the #1 seed in the Chicago region. They would play the #16 seed Bethune-Cookman. The Irish host that game at Purcell Pavilion and then next game as well when they would face the winner of Michigan State and Central Michigan (FIRE UP CHIPS).
Louisville, Baylor, and Mississippi State are the other #1 seeds. It’s unconfirmed, but that might make the Irish the #2 overall team in the tournament. We will have to wait for the REAL bracket to confirm that.