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 member casts 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 Mark Hollis Committee chair and director of athletics at Michigan State University Hollis’ term on the committee began in 2012. As chair, he succeeds Joe Castiglione, the vice president and director of athletics at...

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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