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Which conferences get automatic bids to the NCAA basketball tournament?

Marching to the madness

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The NCAA tournament is one of the most popular sports events on the calendar. People love trying to fill out the elusive perfect bracket. They can’t wait for Selection Sunday when 68 teams receive invites. Of those. 32 don’t have to worry because they have already qualified by winning their conference or conference tournament, more likely. What conferences receive automatic bids to the Big Dance?

America East

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American Athletics

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Atlantic 10

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ACC

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ASUN

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Big 12

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Big East

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(Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

Big Sky

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Big South

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(Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

Big Ten

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Big West

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(Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports)

CAA

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(Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports)

Conference USA

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Horizon League

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Ivy League

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MAC

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MEAC

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Missouri Valley

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Mountain West

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Northeast

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Ohio Valley

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(Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports)

Pac-12

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(Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

Patriot League

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SEC

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Southern

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Southland

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SWAC

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Summit

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Sun Belt

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West Coast

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WAC

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