Saturday, July 13, 2024

1984 Detroit Tigers Make Case for Greatest Team in History

1984 Detroit Tigers win 3-1 in 12 innings and 16-0 vs. 1929 Philadelphia A's. See our new Top 10 teams of all-time at the bottom of this blog.

Chet Lemon tripled to key the 1984 Detroit Tigers to a 3-1 win between two of the greatest teams in history, and in the nightcap they took it to another level to make the case they are the greatest team in history. DH Larry Herndon, who did not play in the first game because pitchers batted in the 1929 NL, then hit a 3-run homer in his first at bat en route to a five of five game and dominant 16-0 win in the nightcap.

With the win we moved this Tigers team up to No. 1 in our all-time ranking - as they passed a couple of New York Yankees teams and others.

While none of our 60 great teams has played more than two games, so such a winning may seem premature, this Tigers team started the season at 35-5 - the best of any team in history - after which they could cruise to the pennant. After winning 104 games, they played games that mattered for the first time in weeks and won seven of eight playoff games to easily take the American League Championship and the World Series.

When we compare the only 12 teams since 1901 to start the season winning even 31 of their first 40 games, we rank this Tigers season as the most dominant start to finish of any season ever. The second best is the 1998 Yankees who were four games worse than the Tigers at the outset at 31-9, and then went onto win even more games at 114, before winning 11 of 13 playoff games to take the series. The others we consider to have had the best start to finish seasons are the 1907 Cubs and two Yankees teams (1928 and 1939).

Here is the combined box score for the two games in which the Tigers hit 0.344 and had a 0.43 ERA against a great Philadelphia Athletics' line-up.

Modern fans may be surprised that a relief pitcher could be voted MVP, but Willie Hernandez won it easily after pitching in 80 games and 140 innings with an ERA under 2.00. 
 
2 games     Detroit Tigers 1984                    AB  R   H    RBI   Other
SSAlan Trammell11242sb
3BHoward Johnson#11022 
RFKirk Gibson*111323b
CLance Parrish10141sb
LFJohnny Grubb*103302b
CFChet Lemon114412b,3b
2BLou Whitaker*11231 
1BDave Bergman*8342 
DH-benLarry Herndon5255HR
PPitcher at bat4000 
3BTom Brookens0000sb
PHNelson Simmons#1000 
PRBarbaro Garbey0100 
 Tigers Totals931932160.344
       
2 gamesPhiladelphia Athletics 1929ABRHRBIOther
RFBing Miller10010 
CMickey Cochrane*81102b
1BJimmie Foxx8020 
LFAl Simmons7020 
DH-3BJimmy Dykes6010 
CFMule Haas*8020 
2BMax Bishop*8000 
SSJoe Boley7010 
3B-benSammy Hale2000 
PPitcher at bat3000Sac
PHJim Cronin#1000 
 Athletics Totals6811000.147
       
DecisionGame 1 TigersIPHRERW/K
 Dan Petry76113/6
 Willie Hernandez21001/2
WinAurelio Lopez30001/4
DecisionGame 2 TigersIPHRERW/K
WinDave Rozema53000/7
 Randy O'Neal40001/4
0.43Totals, ERA to left2110116/23
       
DecisionGame 1 AthleticsIPHRERW/K
 Lefty Grove85112/7
LossEddie Rommel44212/3
DecisionGame 2 AthleticsIPHRERW/K
LossRube Walberg48661/5
 Bill Shores1.36530/2
 Jack Quinn0.74440/0
 Carroll Yerkes25100/3
8.55Totals, ERA to left203219155/20

Here are the 12 teams that have won at least 31 of their first 40 games since 1901, and how we rank them for dominating from beginning to end of the season.

RnkTeamWins 1st 40 gSeason WinsHow did season end
11984 Tigers35104Won 7 of 8 games to take ALCS and World Series
21998 Yankees31114Won 11 of 13 games to take World Series
31907 Cubs31107Swept World Series
41939 Yankees33101Swept World Series
51928 Yankees33101Swept World Series
61905 Giants31105Won Series 4 games to 1
71929 Athletics31104Won Series 4 games to 1
81902 Pirates32103No World Series yet, but won league by 27.5 games
91946 Red Sox31104Lost World Series in 7 games
101912 Giants32103Lost World Series in 7 games
 1941 Cardinals3197Finished 3 games behind Brooklyn
 2001 Mariners31116Lost 4-1 in AL playoffs


All-Time Greatest 10 Teams Updated July 13, 2024

If a player is already ranked by ESPN as one of the top 100 players in history, then we list their rnaking as well as our team ranking.

1. (Original Power = 18) - Detroit Tigers 1984 Chet LemonWillie HernandezKirk Gibson - Sure they will come back to earth, but a 2-game sweep against the great 1929 Philadelphia A's team that culminated with a 16-0 win with a ridiculous 24 hits makes us put them all the way to first for the moment.

2. (Original Power = 2) - New York Yankees 1998 28. Derek Jeter, 31. Mariano Rivera Win over the Strawberry and Gooden Mets puts these Yankees on the heels of the of the Tigers 1st all-time for now 

3. (Original Power = 8) - St Louis Cardinals 1942 10. Stan MusialMort Cooper great win against one of the other 2 Super Midwest teams, the 1929 Cubs, pushes them info 3rd all-time for the moment with two of the three big Yankees teams all suffering surprise losses. 

4. (Original Power = 1) - New York Yankees 1939 16. Joe DiMaggioMarius Russo lost to NYM 1969 4-5, then won 4-3. No shame in losing one to Tom Seaver.

5. (Original Power = 4) - Chicago Cubs 1907 Frank ChanceCarl Lundgren the early Cubs teams of Evers to Tinker to Chance keeps them ranked 5th all-time in our game showing dead ball era teams can win with 10 of 10 steals and a 12-6 win and a ballpark that keeps the live ball eras hitters in the park. 

6. (Original Power = 26) - Brooklyn Dodgers 1955 38. Jackie Robinson, 83. Roy Campanella, 95. Duke Snider Stunning sweep of the 1927 Yankees pushes them near the top to start - but when you have three of the top 10 teams in history you are for real.

7. (Original Power = 3) - New York Yankees 1927 1. Babe Ruth & 6. Lou Gehrig get stunned by Jackie Robinson’s Brooklyn 1955 - 2-3 and then running out of pitchers in a 9-19 loss– after being our all-time champion the one other time we played an all-time season 20 years ago. 

8. (Original Power = 6) - Pittsburgh Pirates 1909 12. Honus WagnerBabe Adams Split with the 2008 Philadelphia Phillies - 1-0, 3-5 (11) 

9. (Original Power = 7) - Cincinnati Reds 1975 20. Johnny Bench, 34. Pete Rose, 37. Joe Morgan vs Hou 1998 2-3 (11), 4-1. No shame in losing one game to Randy Johnson, but recovered in Game 2 for the split.

10. (Original Power = 21) - Oakland A's 1972 55. Reggie JacksonCatfish Hunter Nice sweep of the Mariners team in dominant combined score of 11-2 for the threepeat champs. 



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All-time Top 20 Match-up - 1984 Tigers at 1929 A's ... Developing

 



The 1984 Detroit Tigers, who started their World Series season with a 35-5 record, go back to 1929 to play the Philadelphia A's, who some consider the best ever.


Developing as we will post the results of this matchup if two of our top 20 MLB teams of all time in our game. When I looked through player cards in the Statis-pro Advanced Game, which does a very precise breakdown of how each player hits against right vs left-hand pitching, I thought these Tigers might have the best lineup against lefties and the 1927 Yankees might have the best against righties.

They face Lefty Grove today.

Friday, July 12, 2024

All-Time Power Rankings for All 80 Teams in Statis-Pro Game

After just listing our rankings of the 64 great all-time women’s teams in our Value Add Basketball Game we thought we do an early season power rankings of our all-time great Statis-Pro baseball teams.

Click here for links to the 60 all-time great Statis-Pro baseball teams.

 This will set up a top 20 all-time matchup between the highest ranked team in our game that has yet to play – the 1929 Philadelphia A’s, against our 18th ranked 1984 Detroit Tigers who started the season an incredible 35-5. With that as the next game, here are our power ratings.

No team has played more than two games and some have yet to play, so we moving teams up or down based on just that is pretty superficial, but that’s the fun of playing simulated games. However, the original Power ranking listed second is likely the more accurate until we play more games over time.

 The one thing we pride ourselves in both games is how we calibrate the difference between eras to put all teams basically on equal footing. The adjustment of drives by many live ball era sluggers having home runs turn into deep flyouts when playing in the dead ball era, while stars from the dead ball era see some of their old deep drives get over the fences when playing in a live ball year is similar to the adjusted “Lay-up” and “Dunk” ranges in Value Add Basketball that give teams before and after the 3-point line a chance to play on even footing. 

If a player is already ranked by ESPN as one of the top 100 players in history, then we list their rnaking as well as our team ranking.

1. (Original Power = 18) - Detroit Tigers 1984 Chet LemonWillie HernandezKirk Gibson - Sure they will come back to earth, but a 2-game sweep against the great 1929 Philadelphia A's team that culminated with a 16-0 win with a ridiculous 24 hits makes us put them all the way to first for the moment.

2. (Original Power = 2) - New York Yankees 1998 28. Derek Jeter, 31. Mariano Rivera Win over the Strawberry and Gooden Mets puts these Yankees 1st all-time for now 

4. (Original Power = 8) - St Louis Cardinals 1942 10. Stan Musial, Mort Cooper great win against one of the other 2 Super Midwest teams, the 1929 Cubs, pushes them info 2nd all-time for the moment with two of the three big Yankees teams all suffering surprise losses. 

5. (Original Power = 1) - New York Yankees 1939 16. Joe DiMaggio, Marius Russo lost to NYM 1969 4-5, then won 4-3 

5. (Original Power = 4) - Chicago Cubs 1907 Frank Chance, Carl Lundgren the early Cubs teams of Evers to Tinker to Chance keeps them ranked 4th all-time in our game showing dead ball era teams can win with 10 of 10 steals and a 12-6 win and a ballpark that keeps the live ball eras hitters in the park. 

6. (Original Power = 3) - New York Yankees 1927 1. Babe Ruth & 6. Lou Gehrig get stunned by Jackie Robinson’s Brooklyn 1955 - 2-3 and then running out of pitchers in a 9-19 loss– after being our all-time champion the one other time we played an all-time season 20 years ago. 

7. (Original Power = 6) - Pittsburgh Pirates 1909 12. Honus Wagner, Babe Adams Phil 2008 - 1-0, 3-5 (11) 

8. (Original Power = 7) - Cincinnati Reds 1975 20. Johnny Bench, 34. Pete Rose, 37. Joe Morgan vs Hou 1998 2-3 (11), 4-1 

9. (Original Power = 21) - Oakland A's 1972 55. Reggie Jackson, Catfish Hunter Nice sweep of the Mariners tteam in dominant combined score of 11-2 for the threepeat champs. 

10. (Original Power = 26) - Brooklyn Dodgers 1955 38. Jackie Robinson, 83. Roy Campanella, 95. Duke Snider Stunning sweep of the 1927 Yankees pushes them near the top to start. 

11. (Original Power = 31) - Boston Red Sox 1946 5. Ted Williams, Tex Hughson Stunning sweep of Yogi Berra's Yankees by a 17-5 combined score. 

12. (Original Power = 10) - New York Giants 1905 25. Christy Mathewson, Mike Donlin

13. (Original Power = 11) - Philadelphia Athletics 1910 82. Eddie Collins*, Jack Coombs 

14. (Original Power = 24) - Cleveland Indians 1954 50. Bob Feller, Bob Lemon Big sweep for the team that was runner up to the 1927 Yankees when we played one other all-time season years ago. 

15. (Original Power = 32) - Atlanta Braves 1995 14. Greg Maddux, 78. Chipper Jones, 93, John Smoltz Great sweep over Walter Johnsons' Senators. 

16. (Original Power = 12) - Baltimore Orioles 1970 19. Frank Robinson, 67. Brooks Robinson, 85. Jim Palmer 

 17. (Original Power = 13) - Boston Red Sox 1915 36 Tris Speaker, 1 Babe Ruth 

18. (Original Power = 5) - Philadelphia Athletics 1929 40. Jimmie Foxx, 54. Lefty Grove, 82. Eddie Collins - The top team that has yet to play. We dropped them big time after the 1984 Detroit Tigers competed a 2-game sweep with a 16-0 drubbing over them

19. (Original Power = 14) - Kansas City Monarchs 1946 41. Satchel Paige, Joe Greene 

20. (Original Power = 16) - Houston Astros 2022 72. Justin Verlander, Yordan Alvarez 

21. (Original Power = 9) - New York Yankees 1961 7. Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, 60. Whitey Ford stunningly lopsided sweep to Ted Williams Red Sox. 

22. (Original Power = 17) - Los Angeles Dodgers 2019-21 52. Clayton Kershaw, Mookie Betts 

23. (Original Power = 15) - New York Mets 1986 Darryl Strawberry*, Dwight Gooden lost 1998 NYY 

24. (Original Power = 19) - Boston Americans 1903 Cy Young 

25. (Original Power = 20) - New York Giants 1954 2. Willie Mays, Johnny Antonelli BRS 2007 split 2-5, 5-4 

26. (Original Power = 23) - Boston Braves 1914 Johnny Evers*, Bill James Nice 1-0 win over modern Yankees. 

27. (Original Power = 29) - New York Mets 1969 22. Tom Seaver, 42. Nolan Ryan Nice split with one of the three greatest Yankees teams. 

28. (Original Power = 22) - Cleveland Napoleons 1903 48. Nap Lajoie, Addie Joss 

29. (Original Power = 25) - Cleveland Indians 1995 68. Many Ramirez, 98. Jim Thome 

 30. (Original Power = 38) - Toronto Blue Jays 1993 86. Roberto Alomar, 84. Paul Molitor, Rickey Henderson stunning upset of Bob Gibson with his 1.12 ERA. 

31. (Original Power = 27) - Chicago White Sox 2005 49. Frank Thomas, Mark Buehrle lost to Milwaukee 0-2 

32. (Original Power = 30) - Detroit Tigers 1968 71. Al Kaline,Denny McLain 

33. (Original Power = 33) - Oakland A's 1989 23. Rickey Henderson, Dennis Eckersley 

 34. (Original Power = 59) - San Francisco Giants 2002 8. Barry Bonds, Kurt Ainsworth Very nice opening sweep of Sandy Koufax Dodgers. 

35. (Original Power = 35) - Baltimore Orioles 1983 66. Cal Ripken Jr., Mike Boddicker 

 36. (Original Power = 36) - Boston Red Sox 2007 63. David Ortiz, Jonathan Papelbon NYG 1954, split 5-2, 4-5 

37. (Original Power = 37) - Milwaukee Braves 1957 3. Hank Aaron, 47. Warren Spahn, 64. Eddie Mathews Split vs speedy 1982 Carinals. 

38. (Original Power = 28) - Los Angeles Dodgers 1963 32. Sandy Koufax, Frank Howard surprising sweep pushes them way down for now 

39. (Original Power = 51) - Philadelphia Phillies 1980 18. Mike Schmidt, 58. Steve Carlton, Pete Rose Nice opening day win over Ty Cobb

40. (Original Power = 39) - Anaheim Angels 2002 Garret Anderson* and Troy Percival 

 41. (Original Power = 40) - San Francisco Giants 2012 Buster Posey, Matt Cain 

 42. (Original Power = 42) - Los Angeles Dodgers 1988 Kirk Gibson*, Orel Hershiser 

 43. (Original Power = 56) - Kansas City Royals 1985 43. George Brett, Bret Saberhagen Sweep of St. Louis Browns one decent team. 

44. (Original Power = 43) - Chicago Cubs 1918 57. Pete Alexander, Hippo Vaughn 

 45. (Original Power = 54) - St Louis Cardinals 1982 69. Ozzie Smith, Lonnie Smith vs Milwaukee Braves 57 - 2-3 (11), 3-2 

46. (Original Power = 41) - Detroit Tigers 1909 4. Ty Cobb, Ed Killian Phil 1980, 8-12, 2-4 

47. (Original Power = 46) - Philadelphia Phillies 2008 Chase Utley*, Cole Hamels Pitt 1909 - 0-1, 5-3 (11) 

48. (Original Power = 47) - Arizona Diamondbacks 2001 24. Randy Johnson, Curt Schilling, Luis Gonzalez 

 49. (Original Power = 57) - Houston Astros 1998 24. Randy Johnson, Craig Biggio Nice split vs. Big Red Machine courtesy of Randy Johnson. 

50. (Original Power = 60) - Milwaukee Brewers 1982 80. Robin Yount, 84. Paul Molitor, Rollie Fingers Upset of rival White Sox. 

51. (Original Power = 49) - Washington Nationals 2019 65. Max Scherzer, Juan Soto 

 52. (Original Power = 34) - Seattle Mariners 2001 46. Ichiro Suzuki, Freddy Garcia Tough sweep by the 3-time champion A's of Reggie Jackson. 

53. (Original Power = 50) - Minnesota Twins 1991 Kent Hrbek*, Jack Morris lost to 1907 Cubs 6-12 

54. (Original Power = 44) - St Louis Cardinals 1968 33. Bob Gibson, 58. Steve Carlton. Orlando Cepeda Tough to lose with Bob Gibson and his 1.12 ERA on the mound. 

55. (Original Power = 48) - Chicago Cubs 1929 20. Rogers Hornsby, Charlie Root lost to 42 Cardinals 0-2 in 10 innings. 

56. (Original Power = 52) - Florida Marlins 2003 59. Miguel Cabrera, Ivan Rodriguez 

 57. (Original Power = 53) - Pittsburgh Crawfords 1933 35. Josh Gibson, 53. Oscar Charleston 

 58. (Original Power = 45) - Washington Senators 1924 9. Walter Johnson, Goose Goslin Atl 1995 - 1-2 (10), 2-7 

59. (Original Power = 55) - Florida Marlins 1997 Gary Sheffield, Kevin Brown 

 60. (Original Power = 58) - Boston Red Sox 1986 Wade Boggs, Roger Clemens 

 61. (Original Power = 61) - Texas Rangers 1999 Nathan Eovaldi, Marcus Semien 

 62. (Original Power = 62) - Tampa Bay Rays 2008 Evan Longoria, JP Howell 

 63. (Original Power = 63) - St. Louis Cardinals 2006 Albert Pujols, Scott Rolen 

 64. (Original Power = 64) - San Diego Padres 1998 44. Tony Gwynn, Kevin Brown 

 65. (Original Power = 66) - Texas Rangers 2011 97. Adrian Beltre, CJ Williams 

 66. (Original Power = 67) - New York Yankees 2022 Aaron Judge, Gerrit Cole lost to Bost Braves 1914, 0-1 

67. (Original Power = 69) - Colorado Rockies 2007 Todd Helton*, Aaron Cook 

 68. (Original Power = 65) - Montreal Expos 1994 11. Pedro Martinez, Moises Alou Cleveland 1954, 2-3 (12), 2-5 

69. (Original Power = 70) - Houston Astros 2005 17. Roger Clemens, Lance Berkman 

 70. (Original Power = 71) - Philadelphia Phillies 2022 94. Bryce Harper, Zack Wheeler 

 71. (Original Power = 72) - Pittsburgh Pirates 1965 27. Roberto Clemente, Willie Stargell

 72. (Original Power = 68) - St Louis Browns 1922 George Sisler*, Urban Shocker KC 1985 - 3-5, 2-3 

73. (Original Power = 73) - San Francisco Giants 1971 73. Willie McCovey, Bobby Bonds 

 74. (Original Power = 74) - Seattle Mariners 1997 13. Ken Griffey Jr., Edgar Martinez 

 75. (Original Power = 75) - San Diego Padres 2022 Manny Machado, Yu Darvish 

 76. (Original Power = 76) - Chicago Cubs 1968 51. Ernie Banks, Fergie Jenkins 

 77. (Original Power = 77) - Montreal Expos 2002 77. Vladimir Guerrero, Andres Gallaraga 

 78. (Original Power = 78) - Los Angeles Angels 2018 15. Mike Trout, Shohei Ohtani

 79. (Original Power = 79) - Texas Rangers 2003 Alex Rodriguez, Rafael Palmeiro

 80. (Original Power = 80) - Washington Senators 1959 70. Harmon Killebrew, Camilo Pascual

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Updated All-Time Women's Bracket with Revised All-Time Rankings

CORRECTIION- we flipped a couple of teams below and will fix. We have ODU 1985 and ODU 1980 flipped. The 1985 team actually lost to the 2009 Louisville team and the 1980 ODU team will play the Louisville 2014 team.  Also Ohio State's opponents were flipped. The 1993 OSU team actually beat Vanderbilt 2002, and the 2016 OSU team still needs to play the 2018 Notre Dame team.

We have now reached a breaking points in our Value Add Basketball Game with all 298 men's and women's team having played at least one game. This entailed playing 14 of our 32 first round games in our 2nd all-time great Women's basketball tournament. 

Below is basically a bracket with 16 teams each in the four all-time great regional brackets. The 14 teams in red won a first round game so are already in the 2nd round. The match-ups where neither team is in red indicates both teams had already played at least one game before this tournament, so we will play their opening round in this tournament later when we resume, probably after baseball season.

For each team we list their seed in their region (1 to 16) and we also list their updated overall ranking in our game from 1st to 64th. Keep in mind we move team up or down based on the results of their game when we play. Tennessee 2007 is the No. 1 team overall as our defending champion from the first tournament we played before most of these teams were created, so they are the only 4-0 team in the game.

East All-Time BracketScore R12nd RoundSweet 16Elite 8Star matchup
      
1-seed Connecticut 2002, rank 2, record 1-0 TBD  Sue Bird
16-seed Delaware 2013, rank 62, record 0-1    Elena Delle Donne
   Sweet 16 
8-seed Maryland 2006, rank 26, record 1-0W 78-72Maryland 2006  Crystal Langhorne
9-seed NC State 2024, rank 41, record 0-1    Aziaha James
    Elite 8
     
5-seed Old Dominion 1985, rank 31, record 0-1    Adrienne Goodson
10-seed Louisville 2014, rank 43, record 0-1W 74-68Louisville 2014  Shoni Schimmel
   Sweet 16 
4-seed Auburn 1989, rank 19, record 1-0W 66-62Auburn 1989  Carolyn Jones
13-seed Rutgers 1988, rank 47, record 0-1    Sue Wicks
     
     
3-seed Connecticut 1995, rank 7, record 1-0 TBD  Nykesha Sales
14-seed Georgia 2013, rank 45, record 0-1    Jasmine James
   Sweet 16 
6-seed Old Dominion 1997, rank 12, record 1-0W 85-69ODU 1997  Ticha Penicheiro
11-seed North Carolina 2007, rank 56, record 0-1    Ivory Latta
    Elite 8
     
7-seed Old Dominion 1980, rank 35, record 0-1 TBD  Nancy Lieberman
12-seed Louisville 2009, rank 40, record 1-0    Angel McCoughtry
   Sweet 16 
2-seed Connecticut 2016, rank 8, record 1-1 TBD  Maya Moore
15-seed Penn State 2012, rank 60, record 0-1    Maggie Lucas
     
Midwest All-Time BracketScore R12nd RoundSweet 16Elite 8Star matchup
     
1-seed Tennessee 2007, rank 3, record 1-0 TBD  Candace Parker
16-seed Purdue 2003, rank 61, record 0-1    Shereka Wright
   Sweet 16 
8-seed Michigan St. 2005, rank 21, record 1-0W 53-36MSU 2005  Liz Shimek
9-seed Rutgers 2005, rank 48, record 0-1    Cappie Pondexter
    Elite 8
     
5-seed Iowa 2024, rank 18, record 1-0 TBD  Caitlin Clark
12-seed Minnesota 2004, rank 53, record 0-1    Lindsay Whalen
   Sweet 16 
4-seed Notre Dame 2012, rank 20, record 0-1    Kylar Diggins
13-seed Indiana 2024, rank 34, record 1-0W 78-70Indiana 2024  MacKenzie Holmes
     
     
3-seed Notre Dame 2018, rank 9, record 3-1 TBD  Arike Ogunbowales
7-seed Ohio State 1993, rank 32, record 0-1    Katie Smith
   Sweet 16 
6-seed Texas A&M 2011, rank 25, record 0-1 TBD  Danielle Adams
11-seed Notre Dame 2001, rank 28, record 1-0    Ruth Riley
     
    Elite 8
10-seed Vanderbilt 2002, rank 27, record 1-0W 85-76Vandy 2002  Chantelle Anderson
14-seed Ohio State 2016, rank 54, record 0-1    Kelsey Mitchell
   Sweet 16 
2-seed Tennessee 1989, rank 17, record 0-1    Bridgette Gordon
15-seed Marquette 2019, rank 33, record 1-0W 68-64 Marquette  Chloe Marotta
     
South All-Time BracketScore R12nd RoundSweet 16Elite 8Star matchup
     
1-seed Tennessee 1998, rank 1, record 4-0 TBD  Tamika Catchings
16-seed Auburn 2009, rank 64, record 0-1    Keke Carrier
   Sweet 16 
8-seed Texas Tech 1993, rank 44, record 1-0W 85-79 OTTex Tech 1993  Sheryl Swoopes
9-seed Oklahoma 2002, rank 49, record 0-1    Stacey Dales
    Elite 8
     
5-seed Louisiana Tech 1988, rank 14, record 1-0W 80-64La Tech 1988  Teresa Weatherspoon
12-seed Arizona 2021, rank 59, record 0-1    Aari McDonald
   Sweet 16 
4-seed LSU 2023, rank 15, record 1-0 TBD  Angel Reese
13-seed South Carolina 2017, rank 36, record 1-1    A'ja Wilson
     
     
3-seed Connecticut 2010, rank 10, record 2-1 TBD  Breanna Stewart
14-seed Duke 2006, rank 37, record 0-1    Alison Bales
   Sweet 16 
6-seed Baylor 2019, rank 22, record 1-1 TBD  Brittney Griner
11-seed Virginia 1991, rank 30, record 1-0    Dawn Staley
    Elite 8
     
7-seed Kentucky 2013, rank 39, record 1-0W 72-63Kentucky 2013  DeNesha Stallworth
10-seed LSU 2005, rank 57, record 0-1    Sylvia Fowles
   Sweet 16 
2-seed South Carolina 2024, rank 6, record 1-0 TBD  Kamilla Cardoso
15-seed Virginia 2018, rank 63, record 0-1    Dominique Toussaint
     
West All-Time BracketScore R12nd RoundSweet 16Elite 8Star matchup
     
1-seed Texas 1986, rank 4, record 1-0W 76-66Texas 1986  Clarissa Davis
16-seed Oklahoma 2010, rank 46, record 0-1    Abi Olajuwon
   Sweet 16 
8-seed UCLA 2018, rank 38, record 1-0W 71-63UCLA 2018  Monique Billings
9-seed USC 1994, rank 51, record 0-1    Lisa Leslie
    Elite 8
     
5-seed Baylor 2012, rank 16, record 1-1 TBD  Kalani Brown
12-seed Washington 2017, rank 42, record 0-1    Kelsey Plum
   Sweet 16 
4-seed Stanford 2021, rank 13, record 1-1 TBD  Kiana Williams
13-seed Virginia Tech 2024, rank 50, record 0-1    Elizabeth Kitley
     
     
3-seed USC 1983, rank 11, record 2-1 TBD  Cheryl Miller
14-seed Texas 2018, rank 52, record 0-1    Ariel Atkins
   Sweet 16 
6-seed Oregon 2019, rank 23, record 0-1 TBD  Sabrina Ionescu
11-seed Mississippi State 2018, rank 29, record 0-1    Victoria Vivans
    Elite 8
     
7-seed Stanford 2012, rank 58, record 0-1W 81-53Stanford 2012  Nnemkadi Ogwumike
10-seed Colorado St. 1999, rank 24, record 1-0    Becky Hammon
   Sweet 16 
2-seed Louisiana Tech 1982, rank 5, record 3-1 TBD  Pam Kelly.
15-seed Long Beach State 1987, rank 55, record 0-1    Penny Toler