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

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The road to the 2022 NCAA Women’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 1 and 3 at the Target City in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Stanford Cardinal are the defending champions.


Conference tournament action began on March 1 and will continue through March 13. The Big 12 Tournament is March 10-13 in Kansas City.

On Sunday the last automatic bids were decided. The teams that won berths included Texas from the Big 12, Mount St. Mary’s from the Northeast Conference, Delaware from the Colonial Athletic, Incarnate Word of the Southland, Illinois State of the Missouri Valley and American University from the Patriot League. 

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 it is determined, its champion. The list below is in order by the date the automatic bid is decided.

2022 NCAA Women’s Tournament Automatic Bids

Ohio Valley – Belmont

ACC – NC State

Atlantic 10 – UMass

Big Ten – Iowa

Big South – Longwood

Pac-12 – Stanford

SEC – Kentucky

Southern – Mercer

Big East – UConn

Sun Belt – UT-Arlington

Horizon League – IUPUI

Summit – South Dakota

West Coast – Gonzaga

Mountain West – UNLV

American Athletic – UCF

America East – Albany

Big Sky – Montana State

Atlantic Sun – Florida Gulf Coast

Big West – Hawaii

Conference USA – Charlotte

Ivy League – Princeton

MAAC – Fairfield

Mid-American – Buffalo

MEAC – Howard

SWAC – Jackson State

WAC – Stephen F. Austin

Big 12 – Texas

Colonial – Delaware

Missouri Valley – Illinois State

Northeast – Mount St. Mary’s

Patriot League – American University

Southland – Incarnate Word


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