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The NCAA Men’s Basketball Selection Committee is Reportedly Growing

There will be more cooks in the kitchen when the NCAA puts together its next March Madness bracket.

Bryan Fischer of Athlon Sports and CFTalk reports that NCAA Men’s Basketball Selection Committee will grow from ten to 12 members. “Included in the change is also how members are picked, including possibly more Power Five reps in the group,” Fischer said.

That is not what Mid-Major schools want to hear. The addition of the NET rankings’ quadrant system for calculating strength of schedule has already given Power Five programs a leg up over their Group of Five counterparts. Instead of giving more Cinderellas a chance to dance, this move may pave the way for more 18-14 Wake Forest teams to make the NCAA Tournament.

After serving on the 10-member committee for a number of years, UK athletics director Mitch Barnhart will act as the chair of the Selection Committee for the upcoming 2020-21 season.

Once more thing from Fischer worth noting:


Article written by Nick Roush

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3 Comments for The NCAA Men’s Basketball Selection Committee is Reportedly Growing

  1. CJKAssassin123
    6:40 pm July 6, 2020 Permalink

    That great news for us it means we should get a nice draw in the tournament for a change if we even have a season. It’s topical the one year that Mitch gets to be the chair of the selection committee happens to be in the same year as in where a pandemic is ongoing and severely threats the college basketball season from even happening.

    • runningunnin.454
      6:52 pm July 6, 2020 Permalink

      Hate to break it to you like this; but, Mitch won’t be able to be in the room when they discuss UK.

  2. bigblue2018
    4:45 am July 7, 2020 Permalink

    I think the biggest change that would make the NCAA tournament better is to limit the number to 6 teams from any one conference getting in. No way should the ACC/Bi10 get 8-10 teams in for example. No reason should a Syracuse with a .500 conference record get in over a team 28-3 / 29-2 record. The tournament would be much more interesting to see more teams like Butler, Xavier, Bradley, Drake, Murray St., Eastern, UCF and Mount St. Mary’s making a run to the Sweet 16 and getting beat going home with a 32-3 record than seeing Wake Forest getting beat and going home with a 21-13 record. Tell me that seeing a 19-12 LSU make the Sweet 16 is more exciting than seeing Duke lose in the first game to VCU, Lehigh or Mercer.