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Connecticut's Bria Hartley, second from left, is pressured by Notre Dame's Skylar Diggins, left, and Notre Dame's Madison Cable, second from right, as she passes the ball to Connecticut's Kelly Faris, right, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the final of the Big East Conference women's tournament in Hartford, Conn., Tuesday, March 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill) (AP)
Irish, Baylor, UConn, Stanford top NCAA women’s seeds

Posted on March 18, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on March 18, 2013 at 7:51 p.m.

The NCAA women’s tournament will have a familiar feel. All four No. 1 seeds had the same spots last year.

Notre Dame, Baylor, Connecticut and Stanford are the top seeds in the 64-team field announced Monday night. It’s the first time that the same four teams are top seeds in consecutive seasons.

The Lady Bears are trying to become the fourth different school to win consecutive national championships, joining UConn, Tennessee and Southern California.

Baylor’s only loss this season came against Stanford and the two teams could meet in the Final Four for the second straight year. UConn and Notre Dame would face each other on the other side of the bracket. Those two schools could meet for the fourth time this season. Notre Dame beat Connecticut last week for the Big East Conference tournament title.