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

Conference are underway in college basketball before March Madness.

A total of 31 automatic bids for the NCAA men's basketball tournament in 2021 will be awarded to the Ivy League with the award, the only conference that does not have a tournament. (Normally 32 auto-qualifiers and 36 big bids are made in the region of 68). Plans may change in view of the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic in the United States. But as of now, all systems have to go.

Sporting News will track all automatic bids until March Madness as the brackets begin to fill. The remaining automatic bids will be selected on Sunday, March 14.

See the full conference tournament schedule (in alphabetical order) here. The list below will be updated as teams punch their tickets for March Madness.

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March Madness Bracket Automatic Bid 2021

the seminar Natural dates
America East March 27-18, March 6-13
AAC March 11-14
Acc March 9-13
Atlantic 10 March 3-14
Atlantic sun March 3-7
Big east 10-13 March
Big sky 10-13 March
Big south 27 February, –7 March
Big ten 10-14 March
Big 12 10-13 March
Big west March 9-13
Colonial March 6-9
Conference USA March 9-13
Horizon League 25 February, 2–9 March
Ivy League No tournament
MAAC March 9-13
Middle american March 11-13
MEAC 10-13 March
Missouri Valley March 4-7
Mountain west 10-13 March
Northeast March 6-9
Ohio valley March 3-6
Pac 12 10-13 March
Patriot 6-14 March
Second 10-14 March
South March 5-8
South country 10-13 March
Summit March 6-9
Hemp belt March 5-8
SWAC March 9, 12-13
WAC 10-13 March
Western coast March 4-9

After Selection Sunday, the first four games will tip March Madness in Dayton, Ohio on 18 March. The real first round then begins on 19–20 March. The second round will take place from 21–22 March.

Follow the SN's expert predictions in our field of 68 estimates released every week leading up to the selection Sunday, until the final bracket is released.

NCAA tournament bracket forecast

As of March 2, Sporting News' latest March Madness bracket predictions according to Ryan Fagan are:

Number 1 seed

  • Gonzaga
  • Michigan
  • Boiler
  • Illinois

In the last four

  • fly
  • Boise state
  • Georgia tech
  • Saint Louis

First four out

  • Michigan state
  • Seton Hall
  • The ruler
  • Indiana

Read the rest of our 68 projections area here.

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