Some things out there regarding the tournament, USD and Stanford…..

Here is a ranking of all 64 teams in the tournament.

Here is a case being made on the ESPN site for Stanford getting a No. 1 seed.

Here’s this deal. Viral videos involving Stanford athletes, most prominently Cardinal star Chiney Ogwumike, a 6-4 post player who has more than 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds.

A little more on Ogwumike.

You’d think it would be tough for Stanford to muster up any more than your standard pregame ‘tude for a first-round game against the Coyotes, but this story seems to indicate the Cardinal has a bit of chip heading into Ames.

More tomorrow from Ames. USD got a practice in Thursday and will have their official pre-game practice Friday at Hilton Coliseum along with a meeting with the media.