• Jim Sukup

NCAA Tournament's Dance List

INDIANAPOLIS – Slowly, the number of schools that have not made the men’s NCAA tournament dwindles. But it will be going up again soon as several reclassifying schools become eligible for the NCAA tournament.

 

Two schools, Grand Canyon and Hartford, secured their first-ever NCAA tournament bid in 2021. That leaves 37 schools out of 350 official Division I members that have yet to make an appearance in the tournament. There were 298 schools in Division I 1991-92.

 

Eight reclassifying schools will be eligible for the tournament as they meet official requirements over the next few years, so that number will be well over 40 by 2026.

 

The hunt for a spot in the tournament is still on for Army, The Citadel, St. Francis (NY), and William and Mary, which have been eligible for every NCAA tournament played.

 

Here is an updated list of the last appearance and total number of NCAA tournament appearances (in parentheses) for each eligible school. Schools with the most appearances are listed first, and conference affiliation is as of the 2021-22 season. The eight reclassifying schools are not included, as they have not yet been eligible to play in the tournament.

 

America East – Vermont, 2019 (7); Albany, 2015 (5); UMBC, 2018 (2); Binghamton, 2009 (1); Stony Brook, 2016 (1); Hartford, 2021 (1); Maine, (0); New Hampshire, (0); New Jersey Tech, (0); UMass Lowell, (0).

 

American – Cincinnati, 2019 (33); Temple, 2019 (33); Memphis, 2014 (26); Houston, 2021 (22); Tulsa, 2016 (16); Wichita State, 2021 (16); SMU, 2017 (12); UCF, 2019 (5); South Florida, 2012 (3); Tulane, 1995 (3); East Carolina, 1993 (2).

 

Atlantic 10 – Saint Joseph’s, 2016 (21); Dayton, 2017 (18); VCU, 2021 (18); Davidson, 2018 (14); La Salle, 2013 (12); George Washington, 2014 (11); Rhode Island, 2018 (10); Richmond, 2011 (10); Saint Louis, 2019 (10); Massachusetts, 2014 (9); St. Bonaventure, 2021 (8); George Mason, 2011 (6); Duquesne, 1977 (5); Fordham, 1992 (4).

 

Atlantic Coast – North Carolina, 2021 (50); Duke, 2019 (43); Louisville, 2019 (43); Syracuse, 2021 (41); Notre Dame, 2017 (36); N.C. State, 2018 (27); Pittsburgh, 2016 (26); Virginia, 2021 (24); Wake Forest, 2017 (23); Boston College, 2009 (18); Florida State, 2021 (18); Georgia Tech, 2021 (17); Clemson, 2021 (13); Virginia Tech, 2021 (12); Miami-FL, 2018 (10).

 

Atlantic Sun – Eastern Kentucky, 2014 (8); Jacksonville, 1986 (5); Liberty, 2021 (5); Florida Gulf Coast, 2017 (3); Lipscomb, 2018 (1); North Florida, 2015 (1); Jacksonville State, 2017 (1); Kennesaw State, (0); Stetson, (0); Central Arkansas, (0).

 

Big 12 – Kansas, 2021 (49); Texas, 2021 (35); Oklahoma, 2021 (33); Kansas State, 2019 (31); West Virginia, 2021 (30); Oklahoma State, 2021 (29); Iowa State, 2019 (20); Texas Tech, 2021 (18); Baylor, 2021 (13); TCU, 2018 (8).

 

Big East – Villanova, 2021 (40); Connecticut, 2021 (34); Marquette, 2019 (33); Georgetown, 2021 (31); St. John’s, 2019 (30); Xavier, 2018 (28); DePaul, 2004 (22); Creighton, 2021 (22); Providence, 2018 (20); Butler, 2018 (16); Seton Hall, 2019 (13).

 

Big Sky – Weber State, 2016 (16); Montana, 2019 (12); Idaho State, 1987 (11); Idaho, 1990 (4); Montana State, 1996 (3); E. Washington, 2021 (3); Northern Arizona, 2000 (2); Portland State, 2009 (2); Northern Colorado, 2011 (1); Southern Utah, 2001 (1); Sacramento State, (0).

 

Big South – Winthrop, 2021 (11); N. Carolina A&T, 2013 (10); Hampton, 2016 (6); UNC Asheville, 2016 (4); Radford, 2018 (3); Campbell, 1992 (1); Charleston Southern, 1997 (1); Gardner-Webb, 2019 (1); High Point, (0); Longwood, (0); Presbyterian, (0); USC Upstate, (0).

 

Big Ten – Indiana, 2016 (39); Michigan State, 2021 (34); Ohio State, 2021 (34); Purdue, 2021 (32); Illinois, 2021 (31); Michigan, 2021 (30); Maryland, 2021 (29); Iowa, 2021 (27); Wisconsin, 2021 (25); Minnesota, 2019 (14); Penn State, 2011 (9); Nebraska, 2014 (7); Rutgers, 2021 (7); Northwestern, 2017 (1).

 

Big West – Long Beach State, 2012 (9); UC Santa Barbara, 2021 (6); Hawaii, 2016 (5); CS Fullerton, 2018 (3); CS Northridge, 2009 (2); Cal Poly, 2014 (1); CS Bakersfield, 2016 (1); UC Davis, 2017 (1); UC Irvine, 2019 (1); UC Riverside, (0).

 

Colonial – Northeastern, 2019 (9); UNC Wilmington, 2017 (6); College of Charleston, 2018 (5); Delaware, 2014 (5); James Madison, 2013 (5); Drexel, 2021 (5); Hofstra, 2001 (4); Towson, 1991 (2); Elon, (0); William & Mary, (0).

 

Conference USA – Western Kentucky, 2013 (23); UTEP, 2010 (17); UAB, 2015 (15); Old Dominion, 2019 (12); Charlotte, 2005 (11); Middle Tennessee, 2017 (9); Marshall, 2018 (6); Louisiana Tech, 1991 (5); Rice, 1970 (4); Texas-San Ant., 2011 (4); North Texas, 2021 (4); Southern Miss, 2012 (3); Florida Atlantic, 2002 (1); Florida International, 1995 (1).

 

Horizon – Robert Morris, 2015 (8); Detroit, 2012 (6); Green Bay, 2016 (5); Milwaukee, 2014 (4); Illinois-Chicago, 2004 (3); Oakland, 2011 (3); Wright State, 2018 (3); Cleveland State, 2021 (3); Northern Kentucky, 2019 (2); IUPUI, 2003 (1); Fort Wayne, (0); Youngstown State, (0).

 

Ivy – Princeton, 2017 (25); Pennsylvania, 2018 (24); Dartmouth, 1959 (7); Cornell, 2010 (5); Harvard, 2015 (5); Yale, 2019 (5); Columbia, 1968 (3); Brown, 1986 (2).

 

Metro Atlantic – Iona, 2021 (15); Manhattan, 2015 (8); Siena, 2010 (6); Monmouth, 2006 (4); Canisius, 1996 (4); Rider, 1994 (3); St. Peter’s, 2011 (3); Fairfield, 1997 (3); Niagara, 2007 (3); Marist, 1987 (2); Quinnipiac, (0).

 

Mid-American – Miami-OH, 2007 (17); Ohio, 2021 (14); Ball State, 2000 (7); Kent State, 2017 (6); Akron, 2013 (4); Bowling Green, 1968 (4); Buffalo, 2019 (4); Central Michigan, 2003 (4); Eastern Michigan, 1998 (4); Toledo, 1980 (4); Western Michigan, 2014 (4); Northern Illinois, 1996 (3).

 

Mid-Eastern – S. Carolina State, 2003 (5); Coppin State, 2008 (4); N. Carolina Central, 2019 (4); Howard, 1992 (2); Morgan State, 2010 (2); Norfolk State, 2021 (2); Delaware State, 2005 (1); Maryland-E. Shore, (0).

 

Missouri Valley – Southern Illinois, 2007 (10); Bradley, 2019 (9); Valparaiso, 2015 (9); Northern Iowa, 2016 (8); Loyola Chicago, 2021 (7); Illinois State, 1998 (6); Missouri State, 1999 (6); Evansville, 1999 (5); Drake, 2021 (5); Indiana State, 2011 (4).

 

Mountain West – Utah State, 2021 (22); UNLV, 2013 (20); New Mexico, 2014 (15); Wyoming, 2015, (15); San Diego State, 2021 (13); Colorado State, 2013 (10); Nevada, 2019 (9); Boise State, 2015 (7); Fresno State, 2016 (6); Air Force, 2006 (4); San Jose State, 1996 (3).

 

Northeast – Long Island, 2018 (7); Fairleigh Dickinson, 2019 (6); Mount St. Mary’s, 2021 (6); Cent. Connecticut State, 2007 (3); St. Francis PA, 1991 (1); Wagner, 2003 (1); Bryant, (0); Sacred Heart, (0); St. Francis NY, (0).

 

Ohio Valley – Murray State, 2018 (16); Belmont, 2019 (8); Morehead State, 2021 (8); Austin Peay, 2016 (7); Eastern Illinois, 2001 (2); Tennessee State, 1994 (2); Tennessee Tech, 1963 (2); Southeast Missouri, 2000 (1); SIU-Edwardsville, (0); Tennessee-Martin, (0).

 

Pacific 12 – UCLA, 2021 (50); Arizona, 2018 (35); Utah, 2016 (29); California, 2016 (19); Southern Cal, 2021 (19); Oregon State, 2021 (18); Stanford, 2014 (17); Washington, 2019 (17); Oregon, 2021 (17); Arizona State, 2019 (16); Colorado, 2021 (15); Washington State, 2008 (6).

 

Patriot – Holy Cross, 2016 (13); Navy, 1998 (11); Bucknell, 2018 (8); Boston Univ., 2011 (7); Lehigh, 2012 (5); Lafayette, 2015 (4); Colgate, 2021 (4); American, 2014 (3); Loyola Maryland, 2012 (2); Army, (0).

 

Southeastern – Kentucky, 2019 (59); Arkansas, 2021 (33); Missouri, 2021 (28); Florida, 2021 (23); LSU, 2021 (23); Tennessee, 2021 (23); Alabama, 2021 (22); Vanderbilt, 2017 (15); Texas A&M, 2018 (14); Georgia, 2015 (12); Mississippi State, 2019 (11); Auburn, 2019 (10); Mississippi, 2019 (9); South Carolina, 2017 (9).

 

Southern – Chattanooga, 2016 (11), East Tennessee State, 2017 (10); Furman, 1980 (6); Wofford, 2019 (5); UNC Greensboro, 2021 (4); Mercer, 2014 (3); VMI, 1977 (3); Samford, 2000 (2); Western Carolina, 1996 (1); The Citadel, (0).

 

Southland –New Orleans, 2017 (5); Northwestern State, 2013 (3); McNeese State, 2002 (2); Nicholls State, 1998 (2); Houston Baptist, 1984 (1); Southeastern Louisiana, 2005 (1); Texas A&M-CC, 2007 (1); Incarnate Word, (0).

 

Southwestern – Southern U., 2016 (9); Texas Southern, 2021 (9); Alcorn State, 2002 (6); Mississippi Valley, 2012 (5); Alabama State, 2011 (4); Jackson State, 2007 (3); Florida A&M, 2007 (3); Prairie View, 2019 (2); Alabama A&M, 2005 (1); Ark.-Pine Bluff, 2010 (1); Grambling State, (0); Bethune-Cookman, (0).

 

Summit – Oral Roberts, 2021 (6); South Dakota State, 2018 (5); North Dakota State, 2019 (4); North Dakota, 2017 (1); Denver, (0); Omaha, (0); South Dakota, (0); UMKC, (0); Western Illinois, (0).

 

Sun Belt – South Alabama, 2008 (8); La.-Monroe, 1996 (7); Georgia State, 2019 (5); UALR, 2016 (5); Coastal Carolina, 2015 (4); Lafayette, 2015 (4); Georgia Southern, 1992 (3); Appalachian State, 2021 (3); Texas State, 1997 (2); Troy, 2017 (2); Arkansas State, 1999 (1); UT Arlington, 2008 (1).

 

West Coast – BYU, 2021 (30); Gonzaga, 2021 (23); San Francisco, 1998 (16); Pepperdine, 2002 (13); Santa Clara, 1996 (11); St. Mary’s, 2019 (10); Pacific, 2013 (9); Loyola Marymount, 1990 (5); San Diego, 2008 (4); Portland, 1996 (2).

 

Western Athletic – New Mexico St., 2019 (25); Seattle, 1969 (11); Lamar, 2012 (6); Stephen F. Austin, 2018 (5); Sam Houston State, 2010 (2); Abilene Christian, 2021 (2); Grand Canyon, 2021 (1); Chicago St., (0); UTRGV, (0); Utah Valley, (0).


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