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
|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)|