NCAA Chair: RPI Just a Tool in Seeding


With the NCAA tournament’s selection committee meeting in less than a month to choose the field’s 68 teams, the Journal spoke Wednesday with Xavier athletic director Mike Bobinski, the committee’s chair, about the RPI, NCAA tournament expansion and how the committee prepares. The interview has been condensed and edited. 

How do you prepare for selection weekend, and when do you start?

It begins when the absolute first game tips off. We meet as a committee in the beginning of November and set the strategy and give everybody their marching orders.

The single biggest thing a committee member has to figure out is how to process all the information that’s available to you and how you individually can be best prepared. It’s a...

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