Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball Selections 101 - Bracket

Building the bracket Step one: Initial Ballot At the beginning of selection week, each committee member receives an "initial ballot" comprised of two columns listing all eligible Division I teams in alphabetical order. Each committee...

Men's Basketball Selections 101 - Selections

Selection criteria The Rating Percentage Index (RPI) is one of many factors used by NCAA sports committees when evaluating team selection, seeding and bracketing. The basic RPI consists of a team’s Division I winning percentage (25 percent...

Men's Basketball Selections 101 - Committee

Meet the committee Joseph R. Castiglione Committee chair and director of athletics at University of Oklahoma Castiglione's term on the committee began in 2011. As chair, he succeeds Scott Barnes, the director of athletics at Utah State...

Men's Basketball Selections 101

How does the NCAA pick the teams? A popular question asked by sports fans in March is, "How does the NCAA pick the teams to play in March Madness?" Here is a chance to look behind the curtain to see how the teams are chosen. March Madness...

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