Women’s March Madness bracket tracker: Updated list of automatic bids to 2024 NCAA Tournament

The anticipation for the 2024 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament is the highest in years – maybe ever. 

A total of 32 teams will have automatic bids in the 2024 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament, and several of those bids for the major conferences will be determined this weekend. A total of 19 bids have been decided. 

A total of nine bids will be decided Saturday. 

Selection Sunday is March 17. This year’s Final Four is April 5-7 at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland. 

Until the final bracket is released, follow Sporting News’ automatic bid tracker here: 

MORE: Latest projections for men’s bracket | Women’s bracket

Saturday’s automatic bids 

A total of nine of the remaining 13 bids will be decided Saturday. A look at those matchups: 

CONF MATCHUP TIME TV
MAC Buffalo (19-12) vs. Kent State (23-10) 11 a.m. CBSSN
WAC California Baptist (27-3) vs. Stephen F. Austin 1:30 p.m. ESPNU
Big West UC Irvine (22-8) vs. UC Davis (20-13) 3 p.m. ESPN+
MAAC Fairfield (30-1) vs. Niagara (20-12) 3:30 p.m. ESPNU
MEAC Norfolk State (26-5) vs. Howard (15-15) 4 p.m. ESPN+
Ivy Columbia (23-5) vs. Princeton (23-4) 5 p.m. ESPNN
SWAC Jackson State (25-6) vs. Alcorn State (12-19) 5:30 p.m. ESPNU
C-USA Middle Tennessee (28-4) vs. Liberty (18-15) 5:30 p.m. CBSSN
A-SUN Florida Gulf Coast (28-4) vs. Central Arkansas (21-10) 7 p.m. ESPN+

Women’s March Madness automatic bids 2024

A total of 32 teams will have automatic bids in the 2024 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament. A look at the conference tournament dates, championship games and television times for those 32 games that will determine automatic bids:   

CONFERENCE DATES CHAMPIONSHIP AUTOMATIC BID
America East March 8-15 March 15 Maine (24-9)
American Athletic March 9-13 March 13 Rice (19-14)
Atlantic 10 March 6-10 March 10 Richmond (29-5)
ACC March 6-10 March 10 Notre Dame (26-6)
Atlantic Sun March 8-16 March 16  
Big 12 March 7-12 March 12 Texas (30-4)
Big East March 8-11 March 11 UConn (29-5)
Big Sky March 9-13 March 13 Eastern Washington (29-5)
Big South March 6-10 March 10 Presbyterian (20-14)
Big Ten March 6-10 March 10 Iowa (29-4)
Big West March 13-16 March 16  
CAA March 13-17 March 17  
C-USA March 12-16 March 16  
Horizon March 5-12 March 12 Green Bay (27-6) 
Ivy March 15-16 March 16  
MAAC March 12-16 March 16  
MAC March 13-16 March 16  
MEAC March 13-16 March 16  
MVC March 14-17 March 17  
MWC March 10-13 March 13 UNLV (30-2)
Northeast March 11-17 March 17  
OVC March 6-9 March 9 UT-Martin (16-16)
Pac-12 March 6-10 March 10 USC (26-5)
Patriot March 9-17 March 17  
SEC March 6-10 March 10 South Carolina (32-0)
Southern March 11-14 March 14 Chattanooga (28-4)
Southland March 11-14 March 14 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (23-8)
SWAC March 13-16 March 16  
Summit March 8-12 March 12 South Dakota State (27-5)
Sun Belt March 5-11 March 11 Marshall (26-6)
WAC March 13-16 March 16  
West Coast March 7-12 March 12 Portland (21-12)

NCAA Women’s Tournament bracket predictions

Here are Sporting News’ latest Women’s March Madness bracket predictions, according to Bill Bender: Women’s Bracket Projections 4.0

Projected No. 1 seeds in NCAA women’s basketball tournament 

SCHOOL RECORD
South Carolina 32-0
Iowa 29-4
Stanford 27-5
USC 26-5

Last four in the NCAA women’s basketball tournament 

SCHOOL RECORD
Mississippi State 21-11
Vanderbilt 22-9
Miami 19-12
Arizona 17-15

When is the NCAA Women’s Selection Show? 

The NCAA women’s tournament field consists of 68 teams. The 32 automatic bids and 36 at-large bids will be revealed on March 17 at 8 p.m. on ESPN. 

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