Filling up the dance card

A look at which schools have earned automatic bids to the women's 2004 NCAA Tournament.

Updated: March 14, 2004, 1:47 AM ET

The following schools have earned automatic bids to the 2004 women's NCAA Tournament (with last appearance in parentheses):

Austin Peay (23-7), Ohio Valley Conference (2003)
Boston College (25-6), Big East Conference (2003)
Chattanooga (28-2), Southern Conference (2003)
Colgate (21-9), Patriot League (First appearance)
Duke (27-3), ACC (2003)
Eastern Michigan (22-7), Mid-American Conference (First appearance)
Hampton (17-12), Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (2003)
Houston (27-3), Conference USA (1992)
Liberty (25-6), Big South Conference (2003)
Lipscomb (20-11), Atlantic Sun Conference (First appearance)
Louisiana Tech (27-2), Western Athletic Conference (2003)
Loyola Marymount (24-5), West Coast Conference (First appearance)
Maine (25-6), America East Conference (2000)
Marist (20-10), Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (First appearance)
Middle Tennessee State (23-7), Sun Belt Conference (1998)
Montana (27-4), Big Sky Conference (2000)
New Mexico (23-7), Moutain West Conference (2003)
Northwestern State (24-6), Southland Conference (1989)
Oklahoma (23-8), Big 12 (2003)
Old Dominion (25-6), Colonial Athletic Association (2003)
Penn* (17-10), Ivy League (2001)
Purdue (27-3), Big Ten (2003)
St. Francis (Pa.) (25-5), Northeast Conference (2003)
Southern (17-12), Southwestern Athletic Conference (2002)
Southwest Missouri State (28-3), Missouri Valley Conference (2003)
Stanford (24-6), Pac-10 (2003)
Temple (21-9), Atlantic 10 (2002)
UC Santa Barbara (25-6), Big West Conference (2003)
Valparaiso (20-11), Mid-Continent Conference (2003)
Vanderbilt (24-7), SEC (2003)
Wisconsin-Green Bay (23-7), Horizon League (2003)

* The Ivy League does not conduct a postseason tournament. The regular-season champ receives the automatic bid.

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