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List of teams with an automatic bid to the 2022 NCAA Women’s Tournament

Here is a running list of every team that has won their league, and will be playing in March Madness on the women’s side in 2022.

The NC State Wolfpack punch the ticket to the NCAA tournament after the win over the Miami Hurricanes in the championship game at Greensboro Coliseum. William Howard-USA TODAY Sports

March Madness is here, and for the first time the NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship is correctly branded as such too. And for the first time in 2022, the women’s field will also host a First Four as the field expands to 68 teams just like the men’s side.

Of the 68 spots available in the 2022 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship, 32 belong to the winners of their Division I conference. The other 36 are selected as at-large berths from the NCAA Men’s Basketball Committee on Sunday, March 13th.

Four of the 32 automatic bids will participate in the First Four, which will take place on the campus of four host schools from the Top 16 seeds in the tournament. Those games will be considered the “opening round,” while the other 28 will be sent directly to the “first round” at 16 campus sites across America.

Here is the complete list of conference tournament winners to the 2022 NCAA Tournament, with all 32 teams guaranteed a place in March Madness:

Automatic bids

ACC: NC State
America East: Albany
American: Central Florida
Atlantic 10: UMass
Atlantic Sun: Florida Gulf Coast
Big 12: Texas
Big East: UConn
Big Sky: Montana State
Big South: Longwood
Big Ten: Iowa
Big West: Hawai’i
CAA: Delaware
Conference USA: Charlotte
Horizon League: IUPUI
Ivy: Princeton
MAAC: Fairfield
MAC: Buffalo
MEAC: Howard
Missouri Valley: Illinois State
Mountain West: UNLV
Northeast: Mount St. Mary’s
Ohio Valley: Belmont
Pac-12: Stanford
Patriot: American
SEC: Kentucky
Southern: Mercer
Southland: Incarnate Word
Summit: South Dakota
Sun Belt: Texas-Arlington
SWAC: Jackson State
WCC: Gonzaga