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Filling up the dance card

3/12/2005

The following schools have earned automatic bids to the 2005 women's NCAA Tournament (with last appearance in parentheses):

  • Alcorn State (21-7), Southwestern Athletic Conference (2001)

  • Baylor (27-3), Big 12 Conference (2004)

  • Bowling Green (23-7), Mid-American Conference (1994)

  • Canisius (21-9), Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (first)

  • Connecticut (23-7), Big East Conference (2004)

  • Coppin State (22-7), Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (first)

  • Dartmouth (17-10), Ivy League* (2000)

  • Eastern Kentucky (23-7), Ohio Valley Conference (1997)

  • Hartford (22-8), America East Conference (2002)

  • Holy Cross (20-10), Patriot League (2003)

  • Illinois State (13-17), Missouri Valley Conference (1989)

  • Liberty (24-6), Big South Conference (2004)

  • Michigan State (28-3), Big Ten Conference (2004)

  • Middle Tennessee State (23-8), Sun Belt Conference (2004)

  • Montana (22-7), Big Sky Conference (2000)

  • New Mexico (26-4), Mountain West Conference (2004)

  • North Carolina (27-3), Atlantic Coast Conference (2004)

  • Old Dominion (22-8), Colonial Athletic Association (2004)

  • Oral Roberts (22-8), Mid-Continent Conference (2001)

  • Rice (24-8), Western Athletic Conference (2000)

  • St. Francis, Pa. (21-9), Northeast Conference (2004)

  • Santa Clara (17-13), West Coast Conference (2002)

  • Stanford (29-2), Pac-10 Conference (2004)

  • Stetson (17-13), Atlantic Sun Conference (first)

  • Temple (28-3), Atlantic 10 Conference (2004)

  • Tennessee (26-4), Southeastern Conference (2004)

  • Texas-Arlington (21-9), Southland Conference (first)

  • TCU (23-9), Conference USA (2004)

  • UC Santa Barbara (21-8), Big West Conference (2004)

  • Western Carolina (18-14), Southern Conference (first)

  • Wisconsin-Green Bay (27-3), Horizon League (2004)

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