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2022 March Madness: Men’s Conference Tournament Automatic Bid Tracker

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The road to the 2022 NCAA Men’s Final Four gets underway with conference tournaments all over the country, which will help determine the Field of 68.

The winners of each of those tournaments will receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The NCAA Tournament Committee determines the rest of the field through a selection process. The entire field is revealed on March 13.

The Final Four will be played on April 2 and 4 at Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Baylor Bears are the defending champions.


Conference tournament began on Feb. 28 and will continue through March 13. The Big 12 Tournament is March 9-12 in Kansas City.

On Sunday, the final automatic bids were handed out. Teams that clinched bids included Yale in the Ivy League, Tennessee in the SEC, Iowa in the Big Ten, Houston in the American Athletic and Richmond in the Atlantic-10.

We will track the automatic bids for each conference leading up to Selection Sunday. Below is the tracker, which includes the conference, the day of its championship game and, once its determined, its champion. The list below is in order by the date the automatic bid is decided.

2022 NCAA Men’s Tournament Automatic Bids

Ohio Valley – Murray State

Big South – Longwood

Missouri Valley – Loyola Chicago

Southern – Chattanooga

Sun Belt – Georgia State

Atlantic Sun – Jacksonville State

Horizon League – Wright State

Colonial – Delaware

Northeast – Bryant

Summit – South Dakota State

West Coast – Gonzaga

Patriot League – Colgate

America East – Vermont

ACC – Virginia Tech

Big East – Villanova

Big Sky – Montana State

Big 12 – Kansas

Big West – Cal State-Fullerton

Conference USA – UAB

MAAC – Saint Peter’s

Mid-American – Akron

MEAC – Norfolk State

Mountain West – Boise State

Pac-12 – Arizona

Southland – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

SWAC – Texas Southern

WAC – New Mexico State

American Athletic – Houston

Atlantic 10 – Richmond

Big Ten – Iowa

Ivy League – Yale

SEC – Tennessee


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