The First 32: NCAA Conference Championship Week Wrap-Up


The first 32 places are set at the NCAA Tournament table with the winner from each of the 32 Conference tournaments earning their automatic bid to the “Big Dance.” Let’s take a quick look at these teams to get a better understanding of who they are and how they have gotten to this point.

ACC

Duke Blue Devils
27-8, 5th in ACC
Conference Record: 11-7
Vs. Top-25: 9-4
Offensive PPG/Defensive PPG: 80.8/ 69.9
BPI/SOS: 7/ 7

America East

Vermont Catamounts
29-5, 1st in America East
Conference Record: 16-0
Vs. Top-25: 0-2
Offensive PPG/Defensive PPG: 74.1/ 61.8
BPI/SOS: 50/ 229

American

SMU Mustangs
30-4, 1st in American
Conference Record: 17-1
Vs. Top-25: 2-1
Offensive PPG/Defensive PPG:
BPI/SOS:

Atlantic-10

Rhode Island Rams
24-9, 3rd in Atlantic-10
Conference Record: 13-5
Vs. Top-25: 1-1
Offensive PPG/Defensive PPG: 73.5/ 64.9
BPI/SOS: 33/ 78

Atlantic Sun

Florida Gulf Coast Eagles
26-7, 1st in Atlantic Sun
Conference Record: 12-2
Vs. Top-25: 0-1
Offensive PPG/Defensive PPG: 79.4/ 68.8
BPI/SOS: 80/ 249

Big 12

Iowa State Cyclones
23-10, 2nd in Big 12
Conference Record: 12-6
Vs. Top-25: 3-5
Offensive PPG/Defensive PPG: 80.9/ 71.9
BPI/SOS: 24/ 5

Big East

Villanova Wildcats
31-3, 1st in Big East
Conference Record: 15-3
Vs. Top-25: 7-2
Offensive PPG/Defensive PPG: 77.8/ 62.9
BPI/SOS: 1/ 33

Big Sky

North Dakota Fighting Hawks
22-9, 1st in Big Sky
Conference Record: 14-4
Vs. Top-25: 0-0
Offensive PPG/Defensive PPG: 80.1/ 72.3
BPI/SOS: 146/ 319

Big South

Winthrop Eagles
26-6, 1st in Big South
Conference Record: 15-3
Vs. Top-25: 0-0
Offensive PPG/Defensive PPG: 79.7/ 70.2
BPI/SOS: 99/ 301

Big Ten

Michigan Wolverines
24-11, 5th in Big Ten
Conference Record: 10-8
Vs. Top-25: 4-2
Offensive PPG/Defensive PPG:
BPI/SOS:

Big West

UC Davis Aggies
22-12, 2nd in Big West
Conference Record: 11-5
Vs. Top-25: 0-0
Offensive PPG/Defensive PPG: 71.1/ 69.6
BPI/SOS: 208/ 319

Colonial

UNC Wilmington Seahawks
29-5, 1st in Colonial
Conference Record: 15-3
Vs. Top-25: 0-0
Offensive PPG/Defensive PPG: 85.2/ 74.9
BPI/SOS: 60/ 169

Conference USA

Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders
29-4, 1st in C-USA
Conference Record: 17-1
Vs. Top-25: 0-0
Offensive PPG/Defensive PPG: 74.8/ 63.1
BPI/SOS: 46/ 230

Horizon

Northern Kentucky Norse
24-10, 3rd in Horizon
Conference Record: 12-6
Vs. Top-25: 0-1
Offensive PPG/Defensive PPG: 76.1/ 71.4
BPI/SOS: 177/ 302

Ivy

Princeton Tigers
23-6, 1st in Ivy
Conference Record: 14-0
Vs. Top-25: 0-0
Offensive PPG/Defensive PPG: 72.1/ 61.6
BPI/SOS: 56/ 164

MAAC

Iona Gaels
22-12, 3rd in MAAC
Conference Record: 12-8
Vs. Top-25: 0-0
Offensive PPG/Defensive PPG: 80.5/ 76.4
BPI/SOS: 137/ 194

MAC

Kent State Golden Flashes
22-13, 4th in MAC (East)
Conference Record: 10-8
Vs. Top-25: 0-0
Offensive PPG/Defensive PPG: 77.1/ 72.5
BPI/SOS: 144/ 231

MEAC

North Carolina Central Eagles
25-8, 1st in MEAC
Conference Record: 13-3
Vs. Top-25: 0-0
Offensive PPG/Defensive PPG: 75.4/ 63.5
BPI/SOS: 149/ 351

Mountain Valley

Wichita State Shockers
30-4, 1st in MVC
Conference Record: 17-1
Vs. Top-25: 0-2
Offensive PPG/Defensive PPG: 82.1/ 62.4
BPI/SOS: 16/ 144

Mountain West

Nevada Wolf Pack
28-6, 1st in Mountain West
Conference Record: 14-4
Vs. Top-25: 0-1
Offensive PPG/Defensive PPG: 80.0/ 70.9
BPI/SOS: 47/ 189

Northeast

Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers
19-15, 1st in NEC
Conference Record: 14-4
Vs. Top-25: 0-3
Offensive PPG/Defensive PPG: 68.3/ 68.6
BPI/SOS: 204/ 171

Ohio Valley

Jacksonville State Gamecocks
20-14, 3rd in OVC
Conference Record: 9-7
Vs. Top-25: 0-0
Offensive PPG/Defensive PPG: 69.7/ 67.6
BPI/SOS: 170/ 238

PAC-12

Arizona Wildcats
30-4, 1st in PAC-12
Conference Record: 16-2
Vs. Top-25: 4-3
Offensive PPG/Defensive PPG: 76.1/ 65.0
BPI/SOS: 23/ 71

Patriot

Bucknell Bison
26-8, 1st in Patriot
Conference Record: 15-3
Vs. Top-25: 0-0
Offensive PPG/Defensive PPG: 76.1/ 67.4
BPI/SOS: 85/ 255

SEC

Kentucky Wildcats
29-5, 1st in SEC
Conference Record: 16-2
Vs. Top-25: 4-4
Offensive PPG/Defensive PPG: 86.1/ 71.8
BPI/SOS: 10/ 46

Southern

East Tennessee State Buccaneers
27-7, 1st in Southern
Conference Record: 14-4
Vs. Top-25: 0-0
Offensive PPG/Defensive PPG: 79.9/ 69.4
BPI/SOS: 74/ 203

Southland

New Orleans Privateers
20-11, 1st in Southland
Conference Record: 13-5
Vs. Top-25: 0-0
Offensive PPG/Defensive PPG: 73.2/ 69.4
BPI/SOS: 216/ 310

Summit

South Dakota State Jackrabbits
18-16, 4th in Summit
Conference Record: 8-8
Vs. Top-25: 0-0
Offensive PPG/Defensive PPG: 77.6/ 77.4
BPI/SOS: 184/ 207

Sun Belt

Troy Trojans
22-14, 6th in Sun Belt
Conference Record: 10-8
Vs. Top-25: 0-1
Offensive PPG/Defensive PPG: 79.0/ 72.2
BPI/SOS: 126/ 234

SWAC

Texas Southern Tigers
23-11, 1st in SWAC
Conference Record: 16-2
Vs. Top-25: 0-4
Offensive PPG/Defensive PPG: 75.0/ 72.5
BPI/SOS: 174/ 162

WAC

New Mexico State Aggies
28-5, 2nd in WAC
Conference Record: 11-3
Vs. Top-25: 0-0
Offensive PPG/Defensive PPG: 79.2/ 67.5
BPI/SOS: 101/ 346

West Coast

Gonzaga Bulldogs
32-1, 1st in West Coast
Conference Record: 17-1
Vs. Top-25: 5-0
Offensive PPG/Defensive PPG: 84.6/ 61.2
BPI/SOS: 2/ 97