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Bracket gaffes among top tournament story lines

USC knocked off top-seeded Santa Clara in the first round of the NCAA women's soccer tournament. Cinderella story or selection committee screw-up? Graham Hays votes for the latter.

Updated: November 16, 2006, 9:19 AM ET
By Graham Hays | ESPN.com

If we're lucky, the final three weeks of the NCAA women's soccer tournament will belong to the players and coaches pursuing a championship, because opening weekend was as much about bad bureaucracy off the field as bad bounces on it.

No. 1 seed Santa Clara is gone, bounced in the first round by a USC team that looked nothing like Long Island, UNC Asheville and Oakland, the other three teams matched against top seeds in the opening round. And by introducing themselves as the most noteworthy ...

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