Womhoops Guru

Mel Greenberg covered college and professional women’s basketball for the Philadelphia Inquirer, where he worked for 40 plus years. Greenberg pioneered national coverage of the game, including the original Top 25 women's college poll. His knowledge has earned him nicknames such as "The Guru" and "The Godfather," as well as induction into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Guru's NCAA Selection Skinny - 1: Looking at the Automatic Qualifiers

By Mel Greenberg

Now that all the games are complete here is the skinny on the 32 automatic qualifiers and how many bubble teams get impacted. If there is no comment with a team they are a multiple regular season No. 1 seed or minimually tied for first and won the conference tournament.

NCAA Automatic Qualifiers

America East Conference: Albany
American Athletic Conference: Connecticut
Atlantic Coast Conference: Notre Dame
Atlantic Sun: Florida Gulf Coast
%%-Atlantic Ten: Fordham (Upset) – Dayton was 1st
Big East: DePaul
Big Sky: North Dakota
##-Big South: Winthrop (Upset) – High Point was 1st by a game
**-Big Ten: Nebraska (Upset) – Penn State and Michigan State were 1st – Moot
Big Twelve: Baylor
Big West: Cal-State-Northridge
Colonial Athletic Association: James Madison
Conference USA: Middle Tennessee)
##-Horizon League Wright State (Upset) – (1st was Wis.-Green Bay)
Ivy League: Penn (Upset) – Princeton was favored. No displacement however.
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference: Marist
##-Mid-American Conference: Akron (1st was Bowling Green)
MEAC: Hampton
Missouri Valley Conference: Wichita State
##-Mountain West: Fresno State (Upset) – Colorado State was 1st)
Northeast Conference: Robert Morris
Ohio Valley Conference: UT Martin
%%-PAC-12: Southern California (Upset) (1st was Stanford)
##-Patriot League – Army (Upset) (1st was Navy by a game)
**-Southeastern Conference: Tennessee (Upset) (South Carolina was 1st) – Moot
Southern Conference: Chattanooga
##-Southland: Northwestern State (Upset) -- was Stephen F. Austin and Lamar)
##-Southwestern Athletic Conference: Prairie View (Upset)– Southern was 1st
##-Summit League: South Dakota (Upset)-South Dakota State was 1st
##-Sun Belt: Western Kentucky (1st was Arkansas State)
West Coast: Gonzaga
Western Athletic: Idaho

Total 32 AQs 19 were multiple winners

** -- Moot disruption. Would be an at-large. Tot: 2
## -- Moot disruption. Team dislodged would not have gone. Tot: 9
%% - Disruption. Would not have gone as an at-large and bumping a bubble team. Total: 2

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stopped reading on the 2nd line. Louisville was the AAC auto-qualifier, not UConn.

3:45 PM  

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