Something that has never happened: a perfect bracket that makes everybody happy. This year is no different. Here are some of the winners and losers out of Monday's draw.
Mar 16 11:29 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
Lia Neal and freshman sensation Simone Manuel, perhaps the two highest-profile African-American female swimmers, will pool their talents to try to bring Stanford the team title at this week's NCAA championships, while squaring off for individual glory.
Mar 18 11:29 AM ET | By Michelle Smith
After an uncharacteristic season full of ups and downs, Stanford beat Cal to win the Pac-12 tournament, a title Cardinal coach Tara VanDerveer called "as rewarding a championship as I've ever felt."
Mar 8 | By Michelle Smith
Earlier this season, Arizona State became the first conference team to sweep Stanford in the regular season since 1988. But Saturday, the Cardinal came up big when it mattered most.
Mar 7 | By Michelle Smith
In the biggest upset in the 14-year history of the Pac-12 tournament, No. 9 seed Colorado beat top-seeded Oregon State in Friday's quarterfinals.
Mar 7 | By Michelle Smith
Who's riding momentum into the postseason? Which teams have something to prove? Who can make the most gains before Selection Monday? Conference tournaments opened Tuesday, and we're here to get you ready.
Mar 3 | By Michelle Smith
After nearly putting up a triple-double, and helping Iowa wrap up the regular season with back-to-back wins, Samantha Logic nabbed our weekly honor.
Mar 1 10:22 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
Danielle O'Banion has juggled cancer and coaching this season, using the game she loves as an outlet while she receives chemotherapy to treat lymphoma.
Feb 20 | By Michelle Smith
While on a recruiting visit to Washington in 2011,Katie Collier was diagnosed with leukemia. This season, she's back on the court after beating cancer, and an ACL tear, with her best basketball ahead of her.
Feb 19 | By Michelle Smith
Stanford isn't used to looking up to many teams in the rankings, and even fewer foes in the Pac-12 standings. But with a big second-half comeback against Cal on Wednesday, the Cardinal looked like their old selves.
Feb 18 | By Michelle Smith
After leading UConn past top-ranked and previously unbeaten South Carolina, the Huskies' junior guard nabbed our weekly honor.
Feb 16 1:44 AM ET | By Michelle Smith
Just like Nneka and Chiney Ogwumike, the family's two youngest sisters, Olivia and Erica, will share a team and build a legacy together on the court.
Feb 12 | By Michelle Smith
This season, Stanford has switched to a more guard-oriented offense, and senior Bonnie Samuelson is the glue player holding it all together.
Feb 6 | By Michelle Smith
After tallying 30 points and 25 rebounds, and scoring the winning basket with less than 2 seconds to play in a win Saturday, Oregon's Jillian Alleyne nabbed our weekly honor.
Feb 2 2:16 AM ET | By Michelle Smith
Promise Amukamara knew she had to get better offensively. The senior guard has delivered, driving Arizona State to its best start in school history and one of the biggest surprises of the season.
Jan 28 | By Michelle Smith
World Cup champ Brandi Chastain has found a new gig these days: coaching boys soccer as an assistant in California. And you know what? She's having a blast.
Jan 21 5:27 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
Arizona State hadn't beaten Stanford since 1996. The Sun Devils hadn't won at Maples since 1984. Both streaks came to an end Sunday as ASU upended the Cardinal.
Jan 19 | By Michelle Smith
After returning from suspension and leading LSU to back-to-back upsets over ranked SEC foes, Lady Tigers' junior guard Danielle Ballard nabbed our weekly honor.
Jan 19 12:34 AM ET | By Michelle Smith
Devanei Hampton left Cal in 2009 with all sorts of accolades -- but no degree. Now she's back in Berkeley, finishing up her studies, expecting her second child and discovering a passion for coaching.
Jan 12 | By Michelle Smith
After scoring a career-high 32 points to help Miami upset Notre Dame, Hurricanes' sophomore Adrienne Motley nabbed our weekly honor.
Jan 12 2:47 AM ET | By Michelle Smith
Washington sophomore Kelsey Plum ranks second in the nation in scoring and is setting the tone for a Huskies team that is about to embark on its most defining weekend in a decade.
Jan 9 | By Michelle Smith
In this wild and weird season, No. 10 Louisville has been quietly going about its business. And after Sunday's win at Cal, that translates to an 11-1 record and likely climbing even higher in the polls.
Dec 21 | By Michelle Smith
UConn is not on top. Breanna Stewart hasn't looked like the nation's best player. Yes, the season is barely more than a month old, but it has been full of surprises.
Dec 18 | By Michelle Smith
After seeing protests take place around the country in response to the Eric Garner and Michael Brown cases, Cal senior Brittany Boyd and assistant Charmin Smith were compelled to make their own voices heard in local protests in Berkeley.
Dec 15 | By Michelle Smith
Colorado State is one of the nation's most consistently successful volleyball programs, but the Rams have yet to land a spot in the NCAA regional finals. Step One to changing that history: Beating No. 2 seed Texas on Friday.
Dec 11 12:32 PM ET | By Michelle Smith