UPDATED 3/8 at
Some shifts have been made and the list of automatic bids continues to grow. The automatic bids as of this afternoon are as follows: Northern Iowa (Missouri Valley), Yale (Ivy), NC-Wilmington (Colonial), Chattanooga (Southern), Iona (Metro Atlantic), NC-Asheville (Big South), FGSU (Atlantic Sun), Austin Peay (Ohio Valley).
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Bold: Automatic Bid
1 Kansas, Villanova, Virginia, Michigan State
2 Oklahoma, Xavier, North Carolina, Oregon
3 Miami, West Virginia, Utah, Indiana
4 Duke, Kentucky, Texas A&M, Maryland
5 Purdue, Iowa State, Arizona, Texas
6 California, Baylor, Iowa, Wisconsin
7 Texas Tech, Dayton, Notre Dame, Seton Hall
8 Colorado, USC, Providence, Saint Joseph’s
9 Butler, South Carolina, Oregon State, Pittsburgh
10 Vanderbilt, Syracuse, Saint Mary’s, Saint Bonaventure
11 Connecticut, VCU/Wichita State, Cincinnati/Temple, San Diego State
12 Arkansas-Little Rock, Yale, Northern Iowa, Akron
13 NC-Wilmington, South Dakota State, Chattanooga, Stony Brook
14 Iona, Hawaii, Stephen F. Austin, Wright State
15 UAB, New Mexico State, Weber State, NC-Asheville
16 Lehigh, FGCU, Hampton/Wagner, Texas Southern/Austin Peay
Last 4 In: VCU, Wichita State, Cincinnati, Temple
First 4 Out: Michigan, Tulsa, Florida, Gonzaga
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And that’s all I have for now, so this is me…signing off. -Lukas.