Every Conference Tournament and Which Teams are in Contention for At-Large Bids this Championship Week

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for college basketball fans! Champ Week began this weekend with the Ohio Valley Conference Championship on Saturday and will end with the Big Ten Conference Championship next Sunday afternoon. Let’s take a look at every men’s tournament going into the madness, which teams still have a chance at at-large bids, and who’s the highest-ranked team in each of the 32 conferences!

AMERICA EAST CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT (March 5, 8, 12)

Hartford men beat UMass Lowell 64-50 for America East title; earn first  NCAA Tournament berth - Hartford Courant
Photo: Kassi Jackson

Defending Champion: Hartford

First Place Team: Vermont (25-5, 17-1)

Highest Ranked Team (NET Ranking): Vermont (68)

Teams in Contention for an At-Large bid (according to ESPN): None

AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT (March 10-13)

Photo: Ben Solomon/American Athletic Conference

Defending Champion: Houston

First Place Team: Houston (26-4, 15-2)

Highest Ranked Team (NET Ranking): Houston (3)

Teams in Contention for an At-Large bid (according to ESPN): Houston (lock, NET Ranking 3), SMU (work left to do, NET Ranking 48), Memphis (work left to do, NET Ranking 42)

ASUN CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT (March 1, 3, 5, 8)

Darius McGhee delivers for Liberty to beat UNA in ASUN title game
Photo: Fran Ruchalski/The Florida Times

Defending Champion: Liberty

First Place Team: Liberty (East, 22-10, 12-4), Jacksonville State (West, 21-9, 13-3)

Highest Ranked Team (NET Ranking): Liberty (115)

Teams in Contention for an At-Large bid (according to ESPN): None

ATLANTIC 10 CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT (March 9-13)

St. Bonaventure Captures First A-10 Championship Title Since 2012 -  Atlantic 10
Photo: Erik Schelkun/Atlantic 10

Defending Champion: St. Bonaventure

First Place Team: Davidson (25-4, 15-2)

Highest Ranked Team (NET Ranking): Davidson (43)

Teams in Contention for an At-Large bid (according to ESPN): Davidson (should be in, NET Ranking 43), VCU (work left to do, NET Ranking 49), Dayton (work left to do, NET Ranking 54)

ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT (March 8-12)

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Defending Champion: Georgia Tech

First Place Team: Duke (26-4, 16-3)

Highest Ranked Team (NET Ranking): Duke (6)

Teams in Contention for an At-Large bid (according to ESPN): Duke (lock, NET Ranking 6), Wake Forest (should be in, NET Ranking 35), Virginia Tech (work left to do, NET Ranking 32), North Carolina (work left to do, NET Ranking 38), Notre Dame (work left to do, NET Ranking 52), Miami (Fla.) (work left to do, NET Ranking 58)

BIG 12 CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT (March 9-12)

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Photo: #21 Texas Men’s Basketball

Defending Champion: Texas

First Place Team: Baylor (25-5, 16-3)

Highest Ranked Team (NET Ranking): Baylor (4)

Teams in Contention for an At-Large bid (according to ESPN): Baylor (lock, NET Ranking 3), Kansas (lock, NET Ranking 9), Texas Tech (lock, NET Ranking 11), Texas (lock, NET Ranking 16), Iowa State (should be in, NET Ranking 41), TCU (should be in, NET Ranking 44), Oklahoma (work left to do, NET Ranking 46)

BIG EAST CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT (March 9-12)

Ewing, Georgetown take BIG EAST, NCAA bid - Big East Conference
Photo: Georgetown Basketball via Wikimedia Commons

Defending Champion: Georgetown

First Place Team: Providence (24-4, 14-3)

Highest Ranked Team (NET Ranking): Villanova (7)

Teams in Contention for an At-Large bid (according to ESPN): Villanova (lock, NET Ranking 7), Connecticut (lock, NET Ranking 18), Providence (lock, NET Ranking 24), Seton Hall (should be in, NET Ranking 33), Marquette (should be in, NET Ranking 36), Xavier (work left to do, NET Ranking 37), Creighton (work left to do, NET Ranking 60)

BIG SKY CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT (March 9-12)

Photo: Big Sky Conference

Defending Champion: Eastern Washington

First Place Team: Montana State (23-7, 15-4)

Highest Ranked Team (NET Ranking): Montana (129)

Teams in Contention for an At-Large bid (according to ESPN): None

BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT (March 2, 4-6)

2021 HERCULES TIRES MEN'S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP - Big South Conference
Photo: Big South Conference

Defending Champion: Longwood (2022)

First Place Team: Longwood (North, 23-6, 15-1), Winthrop (South, 21-8, 14-2)

Highest Ranked Team (NET Ranking): Longwood (140)

Teams in Contention for an At-Large bid (according to ESPN): None

BIG TEN CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT (March 9-13)

RECAP: #2 Illinois Captures Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament Title with  91-88 OT Win Over #5 Ohio State - Big Ten Conference
Photo: Big Ten Conference

Defending Champion: Illinois

First Place Team: Wisconsin (24-5, 15-4)

Highest Ranked Team (NET Ranking): Purdue (13)

Teams in Contention for an At-Large bid (according to ESPN): Purdue (lock, NET Ranking 13), Illinois (lock, NET Ranking 14), Iowa (lock, NET Ranking 15), Wisconsin (lock, NET Ranking 20), Ohio State (lock, NET Ranking 21), Michigan State (should be in, NET Ranking 40), Michigan (work left to do, NET Ranking 34), Indiana (work left to do, NET Ranking 45), Rutgers (work left to do, NET Ranking 75)

BIG WEST CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT (March 8, 10-12)

UC Santa Barbara players celebrate their NCAA Big West Conference  tournament championship win o … | Las Vegas Review-Journal
Photo: Ronda Churchill/AP

Defending Champion: UC Santa Barbara

First Place Team: Long Beach State (17-11, 11-3)

Highest Ranked Team (NET Ranking): UC Irvine (127)

Teams in Contention for an At-Large bid (according to ESPN): None

COLONIAL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT (March 5-8)

Drexel celebrates with the trophy after beating Elon in the CAA tournament championship game.
Photo: Daniel Lin/AP

Defending Champion: Drexel

First Place Team: Towson (24-7, 15-3)

Highest Ranked Team (NET Ranking): Towson (59)

Teams in Contention for an At-Large bid (according to ESPN): None

CONFERENCE USA TOURNAMENT (March 8-12)

Photo: Conference USA

Defending Champion: North Texas

First Place Team: Middle Tennesee (22-8, 13-4), North Texas (23-4, 16-1)

Highest Ranked Team (NET Ranking): North Texas (39)

Teams in Contention for an At-Large bid (according to ESPN): North Texas (work left to do, NET Ranking 39)

HORIZON LEAGUE CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT (March 1, 3, 7-8)

Cleveland State Claims Horizon League Men's Basketball Championship -  Horizon League
Photo: Cleveland State Athletic Department

Defending Champion: Cleveland State

First Place Team: Cleveland State (20-9, 15-6)

Highest Ranked Team (NET Ranking): Cleveland State (169)

Teams in Contention for an At-Large bid (according to ESPN): None

IVY LEAGUE CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT (March 12-13)

Ivy League cancels basketball tournaments due to coronavirus
Photo: Jessica Hill/AP

Defending Champion: Yale (2019 was the last time the IVY League Tournament took place. Yale also received the conference’s automatic bid in 2020 before the 2020 NCAA Tournament was canceled. The Ivy League did not have a season for 2020-2021.)

First Place Team: Princeton (21-5, 11-2)

Highest Ranked Team (NET Ranking): Princeton (108)

Teams in Contention for an At-Large bid (according to ESPN): None

METRO ATLANTIC ATHLETIC CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT (March 8-12)

CHAMPIONS!!! Iona Men's Basketball Wins 2021 MAAC Championship! - Iona  College Athletics
Photo: Stockton Photo Inc.

Defending Champion: Iona

First Place Team: Iona (24-6, 16-3)

Highest Ranked Team (NET Ranking): Iona (83)

Teams in Contention for an At-Large bid (according to ESPN): None

MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT (March 10-12)

2021 NCAA Tournament: Taking a Look at the Ohio Bobcats - Streaking The Lawn
Photo: Ken Blaze/USA TODAY Sports

Defending Champion: Ohio

First Place Team: Toledo (24-6, 16-3)

Highest Ranked Team (NET Ranking): Toledo (74)

Teams in Contention for an At-Large bid (according to ESPN): None

MID-EASTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT (March 9-12)

2020-21 Men's Basketball Post-Season Recap - Norfolk State University  Athletics
Photo: Nick Sutton/Kinetic Stills

Defending Champion: Norfolk State

First Place Team: Norfolk State (21-6, 12-2)

Highest Ranked Team (NET Ranking): Norfolk State (152)

Teams in Contention for an At-Large bid (according to ESPN): None

MISSOURI VALLEY CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT (March 3-6)

Loyola Earns NCAA Tournament Berth With 75-65 Victory Over Drake - Loyola  University Chicago Athletics
Photo: Doug DeVoe

Defending Champion: Loyola Chicago (2022)

First Place Team: Northern Iowa (18-10, 14-4)

Highest Ranked Team (NET Ranking): Loyola Chicago (29)

Teams in Contention for an At-Large bid (according to ESPN): Loyola Chicago (work left to do, NET Ranking 29)

MOUNTAIN WEST CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT (March 9-12)

NCAA Tournament Profile: The San Diego State Aztecs get another shot at  March Madness - Mid-Major Madness
Photo: Orlando Ramirez/USA TODAY Sports

Defending Champion: San Diego State

First Place Team: Boise State (24-6, 15-2)

Highest Ranked Team (NET Ranking): San Diego State (27)

Teams in Contention for an At-Large bid (according to ESPN): Colorado State (should be in, NET Ranking 28), Boise State (should be in, NET Ranking 30), San Diego State (work left to do, NET Ranking 27), Wyoming (work left to do, NET Ranking 47)

NORTHEAST CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT (February 28, March 2, 5-8)

Northeast Conference championship game: Mount St. Mary's stuns Bryant to reach NCAA Tournament
Photo: Mount St. Mary’s athletics

Defending Champion: Mount St. Mary’s

First Place Team: Bryant (20-9, 16-2)

Highest Ranked Team (NET Ranking): Wagner (124)

Teams in Contention for an At-Large bid (according to ESPN): None

OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT (March 2-5)

Morehead State Earns No. 14 Seed in NCAA Tournament - Ohio Valley Conference
Photo: Ohio Valley Conference

Defending Champion: Murray State (2022)

First Place Team: Murray State (28-2, 18-0)

Highest Ranked Team (NET Ranking): Murray State (23)

Teams in Contention for an At-Large bid (according to ESPN): Murray State (lock, NET Ranking 23)

PAC-12 CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT (March 9-12)

2021 NCAA Tournament: #12 Oregon State Has Upset Potential Against #5  Tennessee - Building The Dam
Photo: Stephen R. Sylvanie/USA TODAY Sports

Defending Champion: Oregon State

First Place Team: Arizona (27-3, 17-2)

Highest Ranked Team (NET Ranking): Arizona (2)

Teams in Contention for an At-Large bid (according to ESPN): Arizona (lock, NET Ranking 2), UCLA (lock, NET Ranking 12), USC (lock, NET Ranking 31), Oregon (work left to do, NET Ranking 66)

PATRIOT LEAGUE CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT (March 1, 3, 6, 9)

Photo: Patriot League

Defending Champion: Colgate

First Place Team: Colgate (21-1, 16-2)

Highest Ranked Team (NET Ranking): Colgate (133)

Teams in Contention for an At-Large bid (according to ESPN): None

SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE (March 9-13)

2021 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament
Photo: Mark Humphrey/AP

Defending Champion: Alabama

First Place Team: Auburn (26-4, 14-3)

Highest Ranked Team (NET Ranking): Kentucky (5)

Teams in Contention for an At-Large bid (according to ESPN): Kentucky (lock, NET Ranking 5), Tennessee (lock, NET Ranking 8), Auburn (lock, NET Ranking 10), LSU (lock, NET Ranking 17), Arkansas (lock, NET Ranking 22), Alabama (lock, NET Ranking 25), Florida (work left to do, NET Ranking 51), Texas A&M (work left to do, NET Ranking 56)

SOUTHERN CONFERENCE (March 4-7)

The UNC Greensboro men's basketball team holds the SoCon trophy and their ticket to the NCAA...
Photo: Kathy Kmonicek/AP

Defending Champion: UNC Greensboro

First Place Team: Chattanooga (24-7, 14-4)

Highest Ranked Team (NET Ranking): Chattanooga (69)

Teams in Contention for an At-Large bid (according to ESPN): None

SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT (March 9-12)

No. 2 Abilene Christian Dominates No. 1 Nicholls in Successful Title  Defense - Southland Conference
Photo: Erik Williams/Southland Conference

Defending Champion: Abilene Christian

First Place Team: New Orleans (17-11, 10-3)

Highest Ranked Team (NET Ranking): Nicholls (187)

Teams in Contention for an At-Large bid (according to ESPN): None

SOUTHWESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE (March 9-12)

Championship Flashback: Texas Southern Punches Ticket to Big Dance with  80-61 win over PVAMU - Southwestern Athletic Conference
Photo: SWAC Conference

Defending Champion: Texas Southern

First Place Team: Alcorn State (14-15, 13-4)

Highest Ranked Team (NET Ranking): Texas Southern (211)

Teams in Contention for an At-Large bid (according to ESPN): None

THE SUMMIT LEAGUE TOURNAMENT (March 5-8)

Fourth-seeded Oral Roberts fends off second-half charge by NDSU to capture  title - The Summit League
Photo: The Summit League

Defending Champion: Oral Roberts

First Place Team: South Dakota State (25-4, 10-3)

Highest Ranked Team (NET Ranking): South Dakota State (71)

Teams in Contention for an At-Large bid (according to ESPN): South Dakota State (work left to do, NET Ranking 71)

SUN BELT CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT (March 5-8)

App State Wins 2021 Sun Belt Men's Basketball Championship - Sun Belt  Conference
Photo: Sun Belt Conference

Defending Champion: Appalachian State

First Place Team: Texas State (21-6, 12-3)

Highest Ranked Team (NET Ranking): Texas State (119)

Teams in Contention for an At-Large bid (according to ESPN): None

WEST COAST CONFERENCE (March 3-5, 7-8)

NCAA Basketball: West Coast Conference Tournament-Gonzaga vs Saint Mary's
Photo: Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports

Defending Champion: Gonzaga

First Place Team: Gonzaga (24-3, 13-1)

Highest Ranked Team (NET Ranking): Gonzaga (1)

Teams in Contention for an At-Large bid (according to ESPN): Gonzaga (lock, NET Ranking 1), Saint Mary’s (lock, NET Ranking 19), San Francisco (work left to do, 26), BYU (work left to do, 53)

WESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE (March 8-12)

Grand Canyon earns 1st NCAA Tournament bid, wins WAC Tournament
Photo: Chase Stevens/AP

Defending Champion: Grand Canyon

First Place Team: New Mexico State (23-6, 13-4)

Highest Ranked Team (NET Ranking): New Mexico State (90)

Teams in Contention for an At-Large bid (according to ESPN): None

Enjoy Champ Week everyone!

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