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2023 March Madness: Men’s Conference Tournament Automatic Bid Tracker

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The road to the 2023 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 12.


The Final Four will be played on April 1 and 3 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. The Kansas Jayhawks are the defending champions.

Conference tournament began on Feb. 27 and will continue through March 12. The Big 12 Tournament is March 8-11 in Kansas City.

The first automatic bids will be determined on March 5.

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.

2023 NCAA Men’s Tournament Automatic Bids

America East – Vermont

American Athletic – Memphis

Atlantic 10 – VCU

ACC – Duke

ASUN – Kennesaw State

Big 12 – Texas

Big East – Marquette

Big Sky – Montana State

Big South – UNC-Asheville

Big Ten – Purdue

Big West – UC Santa Barbara


CAA – Charleston

Conference USA – Florida Atlantic

Horizon League – Northern Kentucky

Ivy League – Princeton

MAAC – Iona

MAC – Kent State

MEAC – Howard

Missouri Valley – Drake

Mountain West – San Diego State

Northeast – Fairleigh Dickinson

Ohio Valley – Southeast Missouri

Pac-12 – Arizona

Patriot – Colgate

SEC – Alabama

Southern – Furman

Southland – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

SWAC – Texas Southern

Summit – Oral Roberts

Sun Belt – Louisiana

West Coast – Gonzaga

WAC – Grand Canyon

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