The NCAA Division 1 Women’s Basketball Committee has He announced changes to the 2023 championship format After completing the annual summer meeting last week.
The poll will take place on Sunday, March 12 on ESPN. The first four games will be played on campus on March 15 and 16 between teams in the top 16.
The format changes are centered around the tournament’s championship regional rounds. According to the release, the regional rounds of the 2023 championship will shift to a two-host format. Eight teams will play at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, South Carolina, and eight will play at the Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, Washington.
“The committee has spent a lot of time deciding on the format of regional play and deciding on the venue for the first four games,” said Nina King, chairman of the committee.
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“The decision to continue hosting the first four games at the top 16 sites was supported by the positive feedback from the schools participating in those games during the 2022 championships. We feel both decisions will provide the best possible student-athlete experience,” she continued.
The NCAA announced its 12-member committee for the 2022–23 season.
Beth Goetz, director of athletics at Ball State, is in her fourth year serving as committee chair. Lisa Peterson, associate director of athletics at Oregon, will serve as vice chair this season and as chair in 2023-24.
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