March Madness: Automatic Bids to 2012 NCAA Tournament

After an exciting, jam-packed Saturday, almost all of the automatic bids to the 2012 NCAA Tournament have been doled out. The table below outlines all of this year’s automatic bids.

One of those automatic bids, incredibly, goes to the guy who said this about his team just a few short weeks ago:


A few quick notes:

  • Later today, automatic bids from the Atlantic 10, Big 10, ACC, and SEC will complete with the list.
  • Here is Andy Bottoms’ most recent bracketology column, which includes all of Saturday’s action.
  • The teams below are all guaranteed of tournament bids. All other teams will have to wait until their names are called during The Selection Show to know they’ll be in the big dance. Earlier this week, Josh Tinley outlined the history of the automatic bid. Read it here.
  • Click here for blank printable brackets.

And without further ado here are is a list of the automatic bids that have been awarded.

2012 Automatic Bids to NCAA Tournament

Conference Team Record
America East Conference Vermont Catamounts 23-11 (13-3)
Atlantic 10 Conference St. Bonaventure Bonnies 20-11 (10-6)
Atlantic Coast Conference Florida State Seminoles 24-9 (10-4)
Atlantic Sun Conference Belmont Bruins 27-7 (16-2)
Big 12 Conference Missouri Tigers 30-4 (14-4)
Big East Conference Louisville Cardinals 26-9 (10-8)
Big Sky Conference Montana Grizzlies 25-6 (15-1)
Big South Conference UNC Asheville Bulldogs 24-9 (16-2)
Big 10 Conference Michigan State Spartans 27-7 (13-5)
Big West Conference Long Beach State 49ers 25-8 (15-1)
Colonial Athletic Association VCU Rams 28-6 (15-3)
Conference USA Memphis Tigers 26-8 (13-3)
Horizon League Detroit Titans 22-13 (11-7)
Ivy League Harvard Crimson 26-4 (12-2)
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Loyola (MD) Greyhounds 24-8 (13-5)
Mid-American Conference Ohio Bobcats 27-7 (11-5)
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Norfolk St Spartans 25-9 (13-3)
Missouri Valley Conference Creighton Blue Jays 28-5 (14-4)
Mountain West Conference New Mexico Lobos 27-6 (10-4)
Northeast Conference LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds 25-8 (16-2)
Ohio Valley Conference Murray State Racers 30-1 (15-1)
Pac-12 Conference Colorado Buffaloes 23-11 (11-7)
Patriot League Lehigh Mountain Hawks 26-7 (11-3)
Southeastern Conference Vanderbilt Commodores 24-10 (10-6)
Southern Conference Davidson Wildcats 25-7 (16-2)
Southland Conference Lamar Cardinals 23-11 (11-5)
Southwestern Athletic Conference Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils 22-12 (17-1)
Summit League South Dakota State 27-7 (15-3)
Sun Belt Conference Western Kentucky 15-18 (7-9)
West Coast Conference St. Mary's Gaels 27-5 (14-2)
Western Athletic Conference New Mexico State Aggies 26-9 (10-4)


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