Alphabetical List of 45 Teams in NCAA Tournament; 23 Spots Open

At the conclusion of Saturday’s basketball play Harvard and Florida Gulf Coast had joined 43 other teams that were already locks to make the tournament. Belmont also won the Atlantic Sun tournament, but they were already a lock to make the tournament. The following is the alphabetical list of the 45 teams who will definitely see their names called on Selection Sunday in a week, led by seven each for the Big East and Big Ten.

The Pac12 has rebounded from a tough year, and now has five locks. The ACC, Atlantic 10, Big 12 and Mountain West all have four locks, meaning seven conferences have more than the two locks the SEC has for the tournament. However, the SEC has a number of teams in the Middle 20 that could push them past several conferences.

Team, Conf, Why in tourney?

1.       Arizona, P12, lock

2.       Belmont, OVC, lock

3.       Butler, A10, lock

4.       California, P12, lock

5.       Cincinnati, BE, lock

6.       Colorado, P12, lock

7.       Colorado St., MWC, lock

8.       Creighton, MVC, lock

9.       Duke, ACC, lock

10.   Florida, SEC, lock

11.   Florida Gulf Coast, ASun, auto

12.   Georgetown, BE, lock

13.   Gonzaga, WCC, lock

14.   Harvard, Ivy, auto

15.   Illinois, B10, lock

16.   Indiana, B10, lock

17.   Kansas, B12, lock

18.   Kansas St., B12, lock

19.   La Salle, A10, lock

20.   Louisville, BE, lock

21.   Marquette, BE, lock

22.   Memphis, CUSA, lock

23.   Miami FL, ACC, lock

24.   Michigan, B10, lock

25.   Michigan St., B10, lock

26.   Middle Tennessee, SB, lock

27.   Minnesota, B10, lock

28.   Missouri, SEC, lock

29.   Nevada Las Vegas, MWC, lock

30.   New Mexico, MWC, lock

31.   North Carolina, ACC, lock

32.   North Carolina St., ACC, lock

33.   Notre Dame, BE, lock

34.   Ohio St., B10, lock

35.   Oklahoma, B12, lock

36.   Oklahoma St., B12, lock

37.   Oregon, P12, lock

38.   Pittsburgh, BE, lock

39.   San Diego St., MWC, lock

40.   St. Louis, A10, lock

41.   Syracuse, BE, lock

42.   UCLA, P12, lock

43.   Virginia Commonwealth, A10, lock

44.   Wichita St., MVC, lock

45.   Wisconsin, B10, lock


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