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2015 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament: qualifying teams

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This is a list of qualifying teams for the 2015 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament. A total of 68 teams entered the tournament. Thirty one of the teams earned automatic bids by winning their conference tournaments. The automatic bid of the Ivy League, which does not conduct a post-season tournament, went to its regular season champion. The remaining 36 teams were granted at-large bids, which are extended by the NCAA Selection Committee. All teams were seeded 1 to 16 within their regionals, while the Selection Committee seeded the entire field from 1 to 68.[1][2]

Qualifying teams

Automatic bids

Automatic bids to the tournament were granted for winning a conference championship tournament, except for the automatic bid of the Ivy League given to the regular season champion. Seeds listed were seeds within the conference tournaments. Runners-up in bold face were given at-large berths.

Automatic bids
Qualifying school Record (Conf.) Last app. Conference
regular season
1-Game Playoff
Runner-up
Runner-up
record (Conf.)
Harvard 22–7 (11–3) 2014 Ivy League Yale 22–10 (11–3)
Qualifying school Record (Conf.) Seed Last app. Conference
tournament
Conf. finals
runner-up
Runner-up
record (Conf.)
Runner-up
seed
Notre Dame 29–5 (14–4) 3 2013 ACC North Carolina 24–11 (11–7) 5
Albany 24–8 (15–1) 1 2014 America East Stony Brook 23–11 (12–4) 3
Southern Methodist 26–6 (15–3) 1 1993 American Connecticut 20–13 (10–8) 6
Virginia Commonwealth 26–9 (12–6) 5 2014 Atlantic 10 Dayton 23–8 (13–5) 2
North Florida 23–11 (12–2) 1 Never Atlantic Sun USC Upstate 23–11 (8–6) 3
Iowa State 25–8 (12–6) 2 2014 Big 12 Kansas 26–8 (13–5) 1
Villanova 32–2 (16–2) 1 2014 Big East Xavier 21–13 (9–9) 6
Eastern Washington 26–8 (14-4) 2 2004 Big Sky Montana 20-12 (14–4) 1
Coastal Carolina 24–9 (12–6) 3 2014 Big South Winthrop 19–13 (12–6) 5
Wisconsin 31–3 (16–2) 1 2014 Big Ten Michigan State 23–11 (12–6) 3
UC Irvine 21–12 (11–5) 3 Never Big West Hawaii 22–13 (8–8) 5
Northeastern 23–11 (12–6) 3 1991 CAA William & Mary 20–12 (12–6) 1
UAB 19–15 (12–6) 4 2011 C-USA Middle Tennessee 19–16 (9–9) 6
Valparaiso 28–5 (13–3) 1 2013 Horizon Green Bay 24–8 (12–4) 2
Manhattan 19–13 (13–7) 3 2014 MAAC Iona 26–8 (17–3) 1
Buffalo 23–9 (12–6) 2 Never MAC Central Michigan 23–8 (12–6) 1
Hampton 16–17 (8–8) 6 2011 MEAC Delaware State 18–17 (9–7) 5
Northern Iowa 30–3 (16–2) 2 2010 Missouri Valley Illinois State 21–12 (11–7) 4
Wyoming 25–9 (11–7) 4 2002 Mountain West San Diego State 26–8 (14–4) 2
Robert Morris 19–14 (12–6) 2 2010 Northeast St. Francis Brooklyn 24–10 (15–3) 1
Belmont 22–10 (11–5) 3 2013 Ohio Valley Murray State 27–5 (16–0) 1
Arizona 30–3 (16–2) 1 2014 Pac-12 Oregon 25–8 (13–5) 2
Lafayette 20–12 (9–9) 4 2000 Patriot American 17–16 (8–10) 6
Kentucky 34–0 (18–0) 1 2014 SEC Arkansas 26–8 (13–5) 2
Wofford 28–6 (16–2) 1 2014 Southern Furman 11–22 (5–13) 10
Stephen F. Austin 28–4 (17–1) 1 2014 Southland Sam Houston State 25–7 (15–3) 2
North Dakota State 23–9 (12–4) 2 2014 Summit South Dakota State 23–10 (12–4) 1
Georgia State 23–9 (15–5) 1 2001 Sun Belt Georgia Southern 22–8 (14–6) 2
Texas Southern 22–12 (16–2) 1 2014 SWAC Southern* 18–17 (13–5) 3
New Mexico State 23–10 (13–1) 1 2014 WAC Seattle 16–15 (7–7) 3
Gonzaga 32–2 (17–1) 1 2014 West Coast BYU 25–9 (13–5) 2

* ineligible for postseason play due to NCAA violations

At-large bids

Team Conference Last appearance # of appearances
Arkansas SEC 2008 30
Baylor Big 12 2014 9
Boise State Mountain West 2013 7
BYU West Coast 2014 29
Davidson Atlantic 10 2013 13
Dayton Atlantic 10 2014 16
Duke ACC 2014 39
Georgetown Big East 2013 30
Georgia SEC 2011 10
Indiana Big 10 2013 38
Iowa Big 10 2014 24
Louisville ACC 2014 41
LSU SEC 2007 21
Maryland Big 10 2012 29
Michigan State Big 10 2014 29
Mississippi SEC 2013 8
NC State ACC 2014 24
North Carolina ACC 2014 46
Ohio State Big 10 2014 27
Oklahoma Big 12 2014 29
Oklahoma State Big 12 2014 27
Oregon Pac-12 2014 13
Providence Big East 2014 17
Purdue Big 10 2012 26
San Diego State Mountain West 2014 11
St. John's Big East 2011 28
Texas Big 12 2014 32
UCLA Pac-12 2014 45
Utah Pac-12 2009 28
Virginia ACC 2014 19
Xavier Big East 2014 25

Listed by region and seeding

East Region – Syracuse
Seed School Conference Record Berth type Overall rank
1 Villanova Big East 32–2 Automatic 2
2 Virginia ACC 29–3 At-large 5
3 Oklahoma Big 12 22–10 At-large 11
4 Louisville ACC 24–8 At-large 15
5 Northern Iowa Missouri Valley 30–3 Automatic 20
6 Providence Big East 22–11 At-large 22
7 Michigan State Big 10 23–11 At-large 25
8 NC State ACC 20–13 At-large 31
9 LSU SEC 22–10 At-large 35
10 Georgia SEC 21–11 At-large 40
11* Boise State Mountain West 25–8 At-large 45
Dayton Atlantic 10 25–8 At-large 46
12 Wyoming Mountain West 25–9 Automatic 47
13 UC Irvine Big West 21–12 Automatic 54
14 Albany American East 24–8 Automatic 58
15 Belmont Ohio Valley 22–10 Automatic 60
16 Lafayette Patriot 20–12 Automatic 63
Midwest Region – Cleveland
Seed School Conference Record Berth type Overall rank
1 Kentucky SEC 34–0 Automatic 1
2 Kansas Big 12 26–8 At-large 8
3 Notre Dame ACC 29–5 Automatic 12
4 Maryland Big 10 27–6 At-large 14
5 West Virginia Big 12 23–9 At-large 19
6 Butler Big East 22–10 At-large 23
7 Wichita State Missouri Valley 28–4 At-large 26
8 Cincinnati American 22–10 At-large 29
9 Purdue Big 10 21–12 At-large 36
10 Indiana Big 10 20–13 At-large 37
11 Texas Big 12 20–13 At-large 41
12 Buffalo Mid American 23–9 Automatic 48
13 Valparaiso Horizon 28–5 Automatic 51
14 Northeastern Colonial 23–11 Automatic 56
15 New Mexico State WAC 23–10 Automatic 59
16* Manhattan MAAC 19–13 Automatic 67
Hampton MEAC 16–17 Automatic 68
South Region – Houston
Seed School Conference Record Berth type Overall rank
1 Duke ACC 29–4 At-large 3
2 Gonzaga West Coast 32–2 Automatic 7
3 Iowa State Big 12 25–8 Automatic 9
4 Georgetown Big East 21–10 At-large 16
5 Utah Pac-12 24–8 At-large 17
6 SMU American 27–6 Automatic 21
7 Iowa Big 10 21–11 At-large 27
8 San Diego State Mountain West 26–8 At-large 32
9 St. John's Big East 21–11 At-large 33
10 Davidson Atlantic 10 24–7 At-large 38
11 UCLA Pac-12 20–13 At-large 42
12 Stephen F. Austin Southland 29–4 Automatic 50
13 Eastern Washington Big Sky 26–8 Automatic 53
14 UAB C-USA 19–15 Automatic 57
15 North Dakota State Summit 23–9 Automatic 62
16* North Florida Atlantic Sun 23–11 Automatic 65
Robert Morris NEC 19–14 Automatic 66
West Region – Los Angeles
Seed School Conference Record Berth type Overall rank
1 Wisconsin Big 10 31–3 Automatic 4
2 Arizona Pac-12 31–3 Automatic 6
3 Baylor Big 12 24–9 At-large 10
4 North Carolina ACC 24–11 At-large 13
5 Arkansas SEC 26–8 At-large 18
6 Xavier Big East 21–13 At-large 24
7 VCU Atlantic 10 26–9 Automatic 28
8 Oregon Pac-12 25–9 At-large 30
9 Oklahoma State Big 12 18–13 At-large 34
10 Ohio State Big 10 23–10 At-large 39
11* Ole Miss SEC 20–12 At-large 43
BYU West Coast 25–9 At-large 44
12 Wofford Southern 28–6 Automatic 49
13 Harvard Ivy League 22–7 Automatic 52
14 Georgia State Sun Belt 24–9 Automatic 55
15 Texas Southern SWAC 22–12 Automatic 61
16 Coastal Carolina Big South 24–9 Automatic 64

*See First Four

Conferences with multiple bids

Bids Conference Schools
7 Big 12 Iowa State, Baylor, Kansas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, West Virginia
7 Big Ten Wisconsin, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan State, Ohio State, Purdue
6 ACC Notre Dame, Duke, Louisville, North Carolina, NC State, Virginia
6 Big East Villanova, Butler, Georgetown, Providence, St. John's, Xavier
5 SEC Kentucky, Arkansas, Georgia, LSU, Ole Miss
4 Pac-12 Arizona, Oregon, UCLA, Utah
3 Atlantic 10 VCU, Davidson, Dayton
3 Mountain West Wyoming, Boise State, San Diego State
2 American SMU, Cincinnati
2 Missouri Valley Northern Iowa, Wichita State
2 WCC Gonzaga, BYU

Automatic conference bids in bold

Bids by state

Bids State School(s)
1 Alabama UAB
1 Arkansas Arkansas
1 Arizona Arizona
3 California San Diego State, UCLA, UC Irvine
1 Florida North Florida
2 Georgia Georgia, Georgia State
1 Idaho Boise State
5 Indiana Butler, Indiana, Notre Dame, Purdue, Valparaiso
3 Iowa Iowa, Iowa State, Northern Iowa
2 Kansas Kansas, Wichita State
2 Kentucky Kentucky, Louisville
1 Louisiana LSU
2 Massachusetts Harvard, Northeastern
1 Maryland Maryland
1 Michigan Michigan State
1 Mississippi Ole Miss
1 New Mexico New Mexico State
4 New York Albany, Buffalo, Manhattan, St. John's
4 North Carolina Davidson, Duke, North Carolina, NC State
1 North Dakota North Dakota State
4 Ohio Cincinnati, Dayton, Ohio State, Xavier
2 Oklahoma Oklahoma, Oklahoma State
1 Oregon Oregon
3 Pennsylvania Lafayette, Robert Morris, Villanova
1 Rhode Island Providence
2 South Carolina Coastal Carolina, Wofford
1 Tennessee Belmont
5 Texas Baylor, Southern Methodist, Stephen F. Austin, Texas, Texas Southern
2 Utah BYU, Utah
3 Virginia Hampton, VCU, Virginia
2 Washington Eastern Washington, Gonzaga
1 Washington, D.C. Georgetown
1 West Virginia West Virginia
1 Wisconsin Wisconsin
1 Wyoming Wyoming

References

General
  • Johnson, Raphielle (March 15, 2015). "NCAA tournament selection committee releases official seed list". NBCSports.com. Archived from the original on March 18, 2015.
Specific
  1. ^ "How the 68 teams are selected for the Division I Men's Basketball Tournament". NCAA. February 12, 2015. Retrieved March 2, 2015.
  2. ^ "2015 Division I Men's Basketball Conference Championships". NCAA. February 27, 2015. Retrieved March 2, 2015.
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