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NCAA.com | March 12, 2017

List of automatic qualifiers for the 2017 NCAA tournament

  West Virginia sealed its spot in the tournament by upsetting Baylor in the Big 12 finals.

The most direct route to the NCAA tournament is winning a conference tournament. All factors like regular-season record, strength of schedule and the like are thrown out the window. Just run the gauntlet and you're going dancing.

Here is the list of each team to clinch an automatic bid:

2017 DIVISION I WOMEN'S BASKETBALL CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS
Conference Location * Championship Date Champion


America East
Portland, Maine

 

March 10

 

Albany


American Athletic
Uncasville, Conn.

 

March 6

 

UConn


Atlantic 10
Richmond, Va. March 5 Dayton


Atlantic Coast
Conway, S.C.

 

March 5

Notre Dame


ASUN
Highest seeds host

 

March 12

 

Florida Gulf Coast


Big 12
Oklahoma City, Okla.

 

March 6

 

West Virginia



Big East

Rosemont, Ill.

 

March 7

 

Marquette


Big Sky
Reno, Nev.

 

March 11

 

Montana State


Big South
Lynchburg, Va.

 

March 12

 

UNC Asheville


Big Ten
Indianapolis

 

March 5

 

Maryland


Big West
Anaheim, Calif.

 

March 11

 

Long Beach State


Colonial Athletic
Harrisonburg, Va.

 

March 11

 

Elon


Conference USA
Birmingham, Ala.

 

March 11

 

Western Kentucky


Horizon League
Detroit

 

March 7

 

Green Bay


Ivy League
Philadelphia March 12

 

Penn

 



Metro Atlantic Athletic
Albany, N.Y.

 

March 6

 

Quinnipiac


Mid-American
Cleveland

 

March 11

 

Toledo


Mid-Eastern Athletic
Norfolk, Va.

 

March 11

 

Hampton


Missouri Valley
Moline, Ill.

 

March 12

 

Drake


Mountain West
Las Vegas

 

March 10

 

Boise State


Northeast
Highest seeds host

 

March 12

 

Robert Morris


Ohio Valley
Nashville, Tenn.

 

March 4

 

Belmont


Pac-12
Seattle

 

March 5

 

Stanford


Patriot League
Highest seeds host

March 12
Bucknell


Southeastern
Greenville, S.C.

 

March 5

 

South Carolina


Southern
Asheville, N.C.

 

March 5

 

Chattanooga


Southland
Katy, Texas

 

March 12

 

Central Arkansas


Southwestern Athletic
Houston

 

March 11

 

Texas Southern


Summit League
Sioux Falls, S.D.

 

March 7

 

Western Illinois


Sun Belt
New Orleans

 

March 12

 

Troy


West Coast
Las Vegas

 

March 7

 

 

Gonzaga



Western Athletic
Las Vegas

 

March 11

 

New Mexico State

* -- Final location only.

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