GETTYThe NCAA tournament gets underway next week
Selection Sunday is nearly upon us with 32 teams vying for an automatic spot in Conference championship week.
The remaining sides will be picked by a 10-member NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Committee but to avoid potentially missing out, teams will be hoping to gain an automatic invitation.
To do so they need to win their respective conference tournaments which will be finalised by March 11.
The next few days will see a number of teams break college records as basketball fever hits the United States.
March Madness is seen as one of the biggest sporting events across the Atlantic wth TV broadcasters paying billions of dollars to win the rights for the coverage.
Millions tune in to watch the college athletes aim for glory and this weekend sees the start of the 2018 tournament.
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March Madness 2018: Teams who have earned Automatic bids
America East: UMBC (24-10)
American Athletic: March 11 championship
Atlantic 10: March 11 championship
ACC: Virginia (30-2)
Atlantic Sun: Lipscomb (23-9)
Big 12: Kansas (27-7)
Big East: Villanova (30-4)
Big Sky: Montana (26-7)
Big South: Radford (22-12)
Big Ten: Michigan (28-7)
Big West: CS Fullerton (20-11)
Colonial: College of Charleston (26-7)
Conference USA: Marshall (24-10)
Horizon League: Wright State (25-9)
Ivy League: March 11 championship
Metro Atlantic Athletic (MAAC): Iona (20-13)
Mid-American (MAC): Buffalo (26-8)
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Mid-Eastern Athletic (MEAC): North Carolina Central (19-15)
Missouri Valley: Loyola (Chicago) (28-5)
Mountain West: San Diego State (22-10)
Northeast: LIU Brooklyn (18-16)
Ohio Valley: Murray State (26-5)
Pac-12: Arizona (27-7)
Patriot League: Bucknell (25-9)
SEC: March 11 championship
Southern: UNC Greensboro (27-7)
Southland: Stephen F. Austin (28-6)
Southwestern Athletic (SWAC): Texas Southern (15-19)
Summit League: South Dakota State (28-6)
Sun Belt: March 11 championship
West Coast: Gonzaga (30-4)
Western Athletic (WAC): New Mexico State (28-5)