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March Madness Bracket Tracker: Automatic Bidding List Update for 2021 NCAA Tournament

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Conference tournaments are underway in college basketball before 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. (Normally the 68 field includes 32 self-qualifiers and 36 general offers).

Nine offers have been decided, and two more will be decided on Tuesday evening. Here’s a look at the conference tournament championship matches that have been played:

CAA Drexel 63, Elon 56 7 p.m. CBSSN
Northeast Mont St. Mary’s 73, Bryant 68 7 p.m. ESPN2
Horizon Cleveland State 80, Oakland 69 7 p.m. ESPN
Mountain peak Oral Roberts (15-10) v North Dakota State (15-11) 9 p.m. ESPN2
Western coast Gonzaga (25-0) vs. BYU (20-5) 9 p.m. ESPN

Sporting News will follow all automatic auctions for March Madness below as the range begins to fill. The rest of the automatic auctions will be decided Sunday selection, which is March 14.

Here’s a look at the full conference tournament schedule (in alphabetical order). The list below will be updated as teams score their tickets for March Madness.

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March Madness bracket automatic auctions 2021

East america March 6-13
AAC March 11-14
ACC March 9-13
Atlantic 10 March 3 to 14
Atlantic Sun Freedom (23-5)
Big East March 10-13
Big sky March 10-13
Great South Winthrop (23-1)
Big ten March 10-14
Large 12 March 10-13
Big 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
Average american March 11-13
MEAC March 10-13
Missouri Valley Loyola-Chicago (24-4)
West Mountain March 10-13
Northeast Mount St. Mary’s (12-10)
Ohio Valley Morehead State (23-7)
Pac-12 March 10-13
Patriot March 6 to 14
SECOND March 10-14
From South UNC-Greensboro (21-8)
Southland March 10-13
Mountain peak March 6-9
Sun belt Appalachian State (17-11)
SWAC March 9, 12-13
WAC March 10-13
Western coast March 4-9

Following the selection on Sunday, the first four games will end March Madness in Dayton, Ohio on March 18. The real first round will then begin, from March 19 to 20. The second round will follow from March 21 to 22.

Until final support is released, follow the predictions of SN experts in our Field of 68 projections published every week before the Sunday of the selection.

NCAA Tournament Support Predictions

Here are the latest Sporting News March Bracket Madness predictions, according to Ryan Fagan as of March 2:

No. 1 seeds

  • Gonzaga
  • Michigan
  • Baylor
  • Illinois

Last four in

  • Duck
  • Boise State
  • Georgia Tech
  • Saint Louis

The first four out

  • Michigan State
  • Seton Room
  • Duke
  • Indiana

Read the rest of our field of 68 screenings here.


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