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FINALLY! Selection Sunday!

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AND he can shoot jumpers now? It's just not fair any more.
AND he can shoot jumpers now? It's just not fair any more.

We've arrived at one of my favorite days of the year: Selection Sunday! Later today, the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship bracket will be announced to kick off one of the best weeks of the year.

But before we get to the selection show later today on CBS, we have four more automatic bids to settle out. Three of the games will be on at the same time with only the Big Ten title game remaining to fill the time. Does the Big Ten title game get preference every year because it's on CBS and in Indianapolis so the selection chairperson can just wander over and chat with Jim Nantz?

Anyway, here's the list of the games left for today. The most interesting game is the Atlantic 10, as St. Bonaventure will only be getting into the tournament if they can knock off Xavier, and, if the Bracket Matrix is to be trusted, Xavier might not be able to survive a loss to St. Bonaventure. After the jump, we'll give you the list of teams that are already sitting back and waiting to see where their automatic bid gets placed in the bracket.

ACC Championship on ESPN:

#1 North Carolina (29-4) vs #3 Florida State (23-9), noon

Atlantic 10 Championship on CBS:

#3 Xavier (21-11) vs #4 St. Bonaventure (19-11), noon

SEC Championship on ABC:

#1 Kentucky (32-1) vs #3 Vanderbilt (23-10), noon

Big Ten Championship on CBS:

#1 Michigan State (26-7) vs #3 Ohio State (27-6), 2:30pm

Automatic bids!

America East: Vermont (23-11)
Atlantic Sun: Belmont (27-7)
Big 12: Missouri (30-4)
Big East: Louisville (26-9)
Big Sky: Montana (25-6)
Big South: UNC-Asheville (24-9)
Big West: Long Beach State (25-8)
CAA: Virginia Commonwealth (28-6)
Conference USA: Memphis (25-8)
Horizon League: Detroit (22-13)
Ivy League: Harvard (26-4)
MEAC: Norfolk State (25-9)
Missouri Valley: Creighton (28-5)
Mountain West: New Mexico (27-6)
NEC: LIU-Brooklyn (25-8)
Ohio Valley: Murray State (30-1)
Pac-12: Colorado (23-11)
Patriot League: Lehigh (26-7)
Southern: Davidson (25-7)
Southland: Lamar (22-11)
Summit League: South Dakota State (27-7)
Sun Belt: Western Kentucky (15-18)
SWAC: Mississippi Valley State (21-12)
WAC: New Mexico State (26-9)
West Coast: Saint Mary's (27-5)