March Madness bracket tracker: Updated list of automatic bids to 2022 NCAA Tournament

Conference tournaments began when the Northeast Conference tournament started first-round action on Feb. 28. 

March Madness is on. A total of 32 automatic bids will be awarded for the NCAA men’s basketball tournament in 2022. The other 36 at-large bids will be doled out during the Selection Show on March 13. 

Here’s a look at the full conference tournament schedule (in alphabetical order). The list below will be updated as teams punch their tickets to March Madness. Sporting News will track all the automatic bids to March Madness below as the bracket fills out. 

March Madness bracket automatic bids 2022

Conference Tournament dates/champions
America East March 6-12
AAC March 10-13
Atlantic 10 March 9-13
ACC March 8-12
Atlantic Sun March 1-8
Big 12 March 9-12
Big East March 9-12
Big Sky March 9-12
Big South Longwood (26-6)
Big Ten March 9-13
Big West March 8-12
Colonial March 5-8
Conference-USA March 8-11
Horizon March 1-8
Ivy March 12-13
MAAC March 8-12
MAC March 10-12
MEAC March 9-12
Missouri Valley Loyola-Chicago (25-7)
Mountain West March 9-12
Northeast Feb. 28-March 8
Ohio Valley Murray State (30-2) 
Pac-12 March 9-12
Patriot March 1-9
SEC March 9-13
Southern  March 4-7
Southland March 9-12
SWAC March 9-12
Summit March 5-8
Sun Belt March 3-7
West Coast March 3-8
WAC March 8-12

After Selection Sunday, the First Four games will tip off March Madness on March 15. The real first round begins after that, on March 19-20. The second round follows from March 17-18. This year’s Final Four is at the Caesars Superdome in New Orleans from April 2-4. 

Until the final bracket is released, follow SN’s expert predictions in our Field of 68 projections released every week leading into Selection Sunday.

NCAA Tournament bracket predictions

Here are Sporting News’ latest March Madness bracket predictions, according to Bill Bender: March Madness bracket predictions 5.0.

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