Updated List of Automatic Bids in the 2014 NCAA Tournament

By Connor Muldowney
NCAA Tournament
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With the NCAA Tournament quickly approaching, it’s time to start mapping out the famous bracket, or infamous depending on how well you usually fill it out. It’s starting to seem more and more like this year’s tourney will be as crazy — or crazier — than it’s been in years past.

Teams are already punching their tickets to the Big Dance and it’s time to start looking at who has already sealed their fate and will be playing for a national title and who doesn’t even have to worry when Selection Sunday comes on March 16.

Here are the automatic bids:

Harvard Crimson (26-4, 13-1): Ivy League champions

Eastern Kentucky Colonels (24-9, 13-5): Ohio Valley Conference champions

Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (21-12, 12-5): Big South champions

Mercer Bears (26-8, 14-4): Atlantic Sun champions

Wichita State Shockers (34-0, 18-0): Missouri Valley champions

Wofford Terriers (20-12, 11-5): Southern Conference champions

Delaware Blue Hens (25-9, 14-2): Colonial Athletic Association champions

Manhattan Jaspers (25-7, 15-5): Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference champions

Milwaukee Panthers (21-13, 7-9): Horizon League champions

Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers (16-16, 9-7): Northeast Conference champions

North Dakota State Bison (25-6, 12-2): Summit League champions

Gonzaga Bulldogs (28-6, 15-3): West Coast Conference champions

American Eagles (20-12, 13-5): Patriot League champions

Tulsa Golden Hurricane (21-12, 13-3): Conference USA champions

Albany Great Danes (18-14, 9-7): American East Conference champions

Texas Southern Tigers (19-14, 12-6): Southwestern Athletic Conference champions

Louisville Cardinals (29-5, 15-3): American Athletic Conference champions

N.C. Central Eagles (28-5, 16-1): Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference champions

UCLA Bruins (25-8, 12-6): Pac-12 Conference champions

New Mexico Lobos (27-6, 15-3): Mountain West Conference champions

Western Michigan Broncos (23-9, 14-4): Mid-American Conference champions

Providence Friars (23-11, 10-8): Big East Conference champions

Iowa State Cyclones (25-7, 11-7): Big 12 Conference champions

Cal Poly Mustangs (13-19, 6-10): Big West Conference champions

Weber State Wildcats (19-11, 14-6): Big Sky Conference champions

Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (31-2, 18-0): Southland Conference champions

New Mexico State Aggies (26-9, 12-4): Western Athletic Conference champions

Virginia Cavaliers (28-6, 16-2): ACC champions

St. Joseph’s Hawks (24-9, 11-5): Atlantic 10 Conference champions

UL-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns (23-11, 11-7): Sun Belt Conference champions

Michigan State Spartans (26-8, 12-6): Big Ten Conference champions

Florida Gators (32-2, 18-0): SEC champions

Connor Muldowney is a columnist for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @Connormuldowney, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google. You can also reach him at connor.muldowney@rantsports.com.

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