NCAA Tournament Automatic Bids

Thirty-one teams receive automatic bids to the NCAA Tournament by virtue of winning their conference tournament. They are joined by 37 at-large bids to fill out the 68-team field that is the NCAA Tournament. For a full list of the teams who have already punched their ticket to the big dance, see below: 

Ivy League Conference, season ends March 12, HARVARD

Atlantic Sun Conference: FLORIDA GULF COAST

Ohio Valley Conference: BELMONT

Big South Conference: LIBERTY

Missouri Valley Conference: CREIGHTON

Colonial Athletic Association: JAMES MADISON

Southern Conference: DAVIDSON

Sun Belt Conference: WESTERN KENTUCKY

Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference: IONA

West Coast Conference: GONZAGA

Northeast Conference: LIU BUTLER

Horizon League: VALPARAISO

Summit League: SOUTH DAKOTA STATE

Patriot League: BUCKNELL

America East Conference: ALBANY

Conference USA: MEMPHIS

Southwestern Athletic Conference: SOUTHERN

Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference: NORTH CAROLINA A&T

Big 12 Conference: KANSAS

Mountain West Conference: NEW MEXICO

Mid American Conference: AKRON 

Big East Conference: LOUISVILLE

Southland Conference: NORTHWESTERN STATE

Big Sky Conference: MONTANA

Big West Conference: PACIFIC

Pac-12 Conference: OREGON 

Western Athletic Conference: NEW MEXICO STATE

Four conference tournaments finish on Sunday. Those auto-bids will be awarded to the winners: 

Atlantic Coast Conference, 1 p.m., ESPN

Atlantic 10 Conference, 1 p.m., CBS

Southeastern Conference, 1 p.m. ABC

Big Ten Conference, 3:30 p.m., CBS

Be sure to tune into to PolicyMic for all the March Madness coverage on Selection Sunday and throughout the entire tournament.

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Liam Boylan-Pett

Liam is a culture writing intern at PolicyMic. His work has appeared in "Running Times" and other running publications. He is also a professional middle-distance runner for the New Jersey-New York Track Club. After graduating from Columbia University with his bachelor's degree, he earned a Master's of Professional Studies in Journalism from Georgetown University. Originally from Bath, Mich, he spends his time watching TV, reading longform journalism, and thinking about who is going to be in the NCAA basketball tournament's Final Four.

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