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March Madness bracket: Full list of automatic bids to 2019 NCAA Tournament | NCAA Basketball

College basketball’s conference championship week is here, and a few tournaments are already under way to determine the automatic berths in the 2019 NCAA Tournament

A total of 32 teams get automatic bids to the March Madness field, starting with Murray State of the Ohio Valley Conference. That sets up one final week of basketball in the conference tournaments before Selection Sunday on March 17.

SN’s latest 2019 NCAA Tournament projections

Sporting News will track all of those automatic bids to the 2019 NCAA Tournament below as the bracket starts to fill out. 

Here is a look at the full conference tournament schedule (in alphabetical order): 

2019 NCAA Tournament bracket: Automatic bids

Conference Dates
America East March 9-16
American Athletic March 14-17
Atlantic 10 March 13-17
ACC March 12-16
Atlantic Sun March 4-10
Big 12 March 13-16
Big East March 13-16
Big Sky March 11-16
Big South March 5-10
Big Ten March 13-17
Big West March 14-16
Colonial Athletic March 9-12
Conference USA March 13-16
Horizon League March 5-12
Ivy League March 16-17
Metro Atlantic Athletic March 7-11
Mid-American March 11-16
Mid Eastern Athletic March 11-16
Missouri Valley March 7-10
Mountain West March 13-16
Northeast March 6-12
Ohio Valley Murray State (27-4)
Pac-12 March 13-16
Patriot March 5-13
SEC March 13-17
Southern March 8-11
Southland March 13-16
Southwestern Athletic March 12-16
Summit League March 9-12
Sun Belt March 12-17
West Coast March 13-16

AAC | ACC | Big 12 | Big East | Big Ten | Pac-12 | SEC

After Selection Sunday, the First Four games will tip off March Madness in Dayton, Ohio, on Tuesday, March 19, and Wednesday, March 20. The real first round begins after that on March 21-22, with the second round following on March 23-24.

You can get a blank, printable NCAA Tournament bracket here to fill out during the Selection Sunday show. Sporting News will update the bracket with tournament teams following the show. Here is Sporting News’ latest NCAA Tournament bracket projection.


Author Since: Sep 20, 2018