Stanford, BYU, Penn State and Florida earn No. 1 regional berths

[2012 SEEDS] Defending champion Stanford, BYU, Penn State and Florida State earned the top seeds in the NCAA Division I Women’s Tournament.

No. 2 seeds: Florida, North Carolina, San Diego State and Virginia.
No. 3 seeds: Baylor, Duke, UCLA and Wake Forest.
No. 4 seeds: Marquette, Maryland, Ohio State and Portland.

-- The ACC leads all conferences with nine teams in the tournament. Six teams will represent the SEC and the Pac-12, while five Big Ten teams make the field of 64.

-- North Carolina kept its record intact of being the only team that has been invited to the tournament every year since its inception in 1982.

-- The schedule consists of a single game on Nov. 9-11, second- and third-round games Nov. 16 and 18 on campus sites, the quarterfinals on Nov. 23-25.

-- The Women’s College Cup will be played Nov. 30 and Dec. 2 at San Diego's Torero Stadium.

-- Television: the first national semifinal will be played Nov. 30 at 8:30 p.m. ET and be shown live on ESPN3.com and in tape delay on ESPNU two days later at 2:30 p.m. ET. The second semifinal will begin at approximately 11 p.m. ET live on ESPNU. The national championship match will take place Dec. 2 at 4 p.m. ET and will also be broadcast live on ESPNU.

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