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2017 Postseason Tournament Bid Tracker

Keeping track of all of the teams that have clinched either NCAA or NIT automatic bids.

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The Horned Frogs still have a slim chance of getting into the NCAA Tournament and a very good chance of getting into the NIT in Jamie Dixon’s first season at the helm. The only way TCU can guarantee themselves a spot in the big dance is by winning the Big 12 Tournament. Since TCU is on the bubble still, Horned Frog fans should be pulling for as many 1-seeds to win their conference tournaments as possible to keep other bubble teams from being bid thieves, especially in larger conferences. Smaller conferences will have a bigger impact on the NIT chances, which you can see below the NCAA Tournament tracker.

NCAA Tournament

Automatic Bid Conference
Automatic Bid Conference
Vermont America East
SMU American
Rhode Island Atlantic 10
Duke ACC
Florida Gulf Coast Atlantic Sun
Iowa State Big 12
Villanova Big East
North Dakota Big Sky
Winthrop Big South
Michigan Big Ten
UC Davis Big West
UNC Wilmington Colonial
Middle Tennessee Conference USA
Northern Kentucky Horizon
Princeton Ivy
Iona Metro Atlantic
Kent State Mid-American
North Carolina Central Mid-Eastern
Wichita State Missouri Valley
Nevada Mountain West
Mount St. Mary's Northeast
Jacksonville State Ohio Valley
Arizona Pac-12
Bucknell Patriot
Kentucky SEC
East Tennessee State Southern
New Orleans Southland
Texas Southern SWAC
South Dakota State Summit
Troy Sun Belt
Gonzaga West Coast
New Mexico State WAC

For the NIT, there are a total of 32 total spots for automatic bids and at-larges. Automatic bids are awarded to any conference regular season champions that do not win their conference tournament. Obviously, not all 32 potential automatic bids will be given out as some conference champs like Kansas, Gonzaga, and Villanova are all locks for the NCAA Tournament. However, for leagues that will only be sending one team to the NCAA Tournament this season, it is best for TCU if as many regular season champs as possible win their conference tournaments in order to keep as many at-large spots open as possible. Below is a list of all NIT bids available. We’ll keep it updated as top seeds fall in their conference tournaments.

NIT

Automatic Bid Conference
Automatic Bid Conference
UC Irvine Big West
Oakland Horizon League
Monmouth Metro Atlantic
Akron Mid-American
Illinois State Missouri Valley
Belmont Ohio Valley
UNC Greensboro Southern
South Dakota Summit League
UT Arlington Sun Belt
Cal State Bakersfield WAC
At-Large
At-Large
At-Large
At-Large
At-Large
At-Large
At-Large
At-Large
At-Large
At-Large
At-Large
At-Large
At-Large
At-Large
At-Large
At-Large
At-Large
At-Large
At-Large
At-Large
At-Large
At-Large

It’ll be an exciting couple of weeks until Selection Sunday! Make sure to follow along with Frogs O’ War as we keep you covered on everything surrounding TCU’s push for the postseason!