A group of media members that cover NCAA basketball have congregated in Indianapolis to get a hands-on course on the NCAA Selection Sunday process.
It's a Mock Selection. It's practice for the NCAA Tournament pick process that's sure to consume us all come March.
The guys in charge of the fake selections documented their process via Twitter on Thursday:
Oklahoma State has lost to Texas in Big 12 quarters. Another dilemma for #MockSelection— Kirk Wessler (@KirkWessler) February 13, 2014
We will eventually identify and rank more than 36 at-larges to account for handful of teams in that group which become AQs. #MockSelection— Joe Lunardi (@ESPNLunardi) February 13, 2014
Amazing amount of info available for comparing teams resumes head-to-head. Threat of paralysis by analysis.— Pat Forde (@YahooForde) February 13, 2014
Where do OU and OSU factor in to the faux selections?
Cal wins tiebreaker and joins ASU, GW, Minn, NMex, OklaSt, SMU and Xavier to put four more teams into field. #MockSelection— Joe Lunardi (@ESPNLunardi) February 13, 2014
...Memphis, Michigan, Michigan St, Ohio St, Oklahoma, Pitt, St Louis, SDSU, Syracuse, Texas, UCLA, VCU, Virginia, Wisconsin. #MockSelection— Joe Lunardi (@ESPNLunardi) February 13, 2014
Well they're in. Stay tuned for the seeding.