Friday, October 22

March Madness Bracket Tracker – Updated List of Automatic Bids for the 2021 NCAA Tournament



Conference tournaments are underway in college basketball ahead of March Madness.

A total of 31 automatic bids will be awarded for the NCAA men’s basketball tournament in 2021 with the Ivy League on hiatus, the only conference that does not have a tournament. (Typically, the field of 68 consists of 32 self-qualifiers and 36 general offers.)

A total of 11 offers have been decided and 20 more will be delivered on the weekend of the conference championship. Saturday’s program includes 15 conference championship games:

Saturday March 11

CONFERENCE MATCH TIME
Eastern america UMass-Lowell vs. Hartford 11 a. M.
MEAC Norfolk State vs. Morgan State 1 p. M.
MAAC Iona vs. Fairfield 4 pm
Big 12 Texas vs. Oklahoma State 6 pm
West Mountain State of San Diego vs. State of Utah 6 pm
SWAC Texas Southern vs. Prairie View A&M 6 pm
Great East Georgetown vs. Creighton 6:30 pm
MAC Ohio vs. Buffalo 7:30 pm
Big sky Montana State vs. Eastern Washington 8 p. M.
ACC Georgia Tech vs. the State of Florida 8:30 pm
EEC. USA West Kentucky vs. North Texas 9 p. M.
Southland Nicholls vs. Abilene Christian 9:30 pm
Pac-12 State of Oregon vs. Colorado 10 p. M.
WAC Grand Canyon vs. New Mexico State 10 p. M.
Great west UC-Santa Barbara vs. UC-Irvine 11:30 pm

Here’s a look at the conference’s full tournament schedule (in alphabetical order). The list below will be updated as teams obtain their March Madness tickets. Sporting News will follow up on all automatic offers for March Madness below as support begins to fill out. The rest of the automatic bids will be decided on Selection Sunday, which is March 14.

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Automatic auctions of the March Madness 2021 support

CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT DATES
Eastern america March 6-13
CAA March 11-14
ACC March 9-13
Atlantic 10 March 3-14
Atlantic sun Freedom (23-5)
Great East March 10-13
Big sky March 10-13
Great South Winthrop (23-1)
Big ten March 10-14
Big 12 March 10-13
Great west March 9-13
Colonial Drexel (12-7)
USA Conference March 9-13
Horizon League Cleveland State (19-7)
Ivy league No tournament
MAAC March 9-13
Middle American March 11-13
MEAC March 10-13
Missouri Valley Loyola-Chicago (24-4)
West Mountain March 10-13
Northeast Mount Santa Maria (12-10)
Ohio Valley Morehead State (23-7)
Pac-12 March 10-13
Patriot March 6 to 14
SECOND March 10-14
From the south UNC-Greensboro (21-8)
Southland March 10-13
Summit Oral Roberts (16-10)
Sun belt Appalachian State (17-11)
SWAC March 9, 12-13
WAC March 10-13
West Coast Gonzaga (26-0)

After Selection Sunday, the first four games will give notice to March Madness in Dayton, Ohio, on March 18. The first real round starts after that, March 19-20. The second round continues from March 21-22.

Until the final group is released, follow the predictions of SN experts in our field of 68 screenings published each week before Selection Sunday.

NCAA tournament draw predictions

Here are the latest predictions from Sporting News’ March Madness group, according to Bill Bender as of March 10:

Seeds No. 1

  • Gonzaga
  • Baylor
  • Michigan
  • Illinois

Last four in

  • Duck
  • Utah State
  • State of colorado
  • Syracuse

First four

  • Be miss
  • Javier
  • St. Louis
  • Boise State

Read the rest of our Campo de 68 projections here.




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