The talent gap is way bigger in women's basketball. The very top recruits year after year typically go to a select number of schools and unlike men's basketball there aren't one and dones.In general, women’s college b-ball does not see a lot of lower seeds (higher number) beating higher seeds (lower number) historically, as compared to the men’s tourney. That has been my take watching both for years & years. I have always wondered if this is mainly about the talent drop once you go below the 1 & 2 seeds in the women’s game. Or, is there another element? Psyche of being a lower seed? Does anyone want to make an attempt at explaining this seemingly significant difference between the 2 tourneys? There are even way more close contests in the mens’ tournament between low seeds & high seeds.
For instance South Carolina has 1 senior, 6 underclassmen(freshmen & sophomores) and has 4 Top 20 recruits coming in next year.