The second day of the NCAA men’s tournament obliterated the last full Yahoo Sports bracket, and now the women’s tournament is following the same trend.
No. 12 seed Toledo’s Saturday afternoon opening upset of No. 5 Iowa State whittled the remaining full women’s bracket down to just four, with nine games left to be eliminated in the first round.
The Rockets extended their lead to 15 points midway through the third quarter, and held off a late Cyclones rally to advance to the second round for the first time since 1996. Toledo star Quinesha Lockett finished with 24 points, 11 rebounds. and four assists.
It didn’t take long for the women to be exposed on Friday. Only 28.3% of the brackets were still correct after the first two games, which were No. 9 South Florida beating No. 8 Marquette and No. 7 Arizona beating No. 10 West Virginia. By the end of the day, less than 0.1% of the brackets were perfect, despite every No. 1, No. 2, No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5 seed surviving.
By the time No. 12 seed FGCU took down No. 5 seed Washington State, there were only 42 perfect brackets left and Toledo took out over 90% of them.