Super 10 committee seeks über fans
Opportunity to get behind the scenes, learn how field of 68 is set
NCAA.com is pulling back the curtain on the selection process for the Division I men’s basketball tournament and giving fans a look inside how it all works.
Selection U is all-things March Madness – from how the selection process works, to interviews with those who make the decisions, to the history of the tournament. And for the first time fans have the opportunity to get behind the scenes to learn how the field of 68 is determined.
Super 10 will be a collection of 10 über fans who enter a video contest hosted on the March Madness Facebook page. This select group will go through the rigorous process that whittles down the teams to determine their version of the 68-team tournament bracket.
“This contest is a unique opportunity for basketball fans to not only learn how the selection process works, but to participate and actually put together a tournament bracket in real time,” said Ronnie Ramos, the NCAA’s managing director for digital communication. “This is the largest social media contest we’ve ever done.”
Just like the real selection committee that establishes the official bracket for March Madness, the Super 10 Fan Selection Committee will use the Nitty Gritty Reports and other NCAA information to discuss, break down and choose teams for the first-ever fan committee bracket.
The winning fans will be flown to Atlanta, site of the Turner Sports studios and spend three days choosing the teams for the fans’ version of the NCAA tournament field. The committee will provide live updates and also attend one of the premier basketball conference championships, the ACC Tournament at Philips Arena.
Fans are asked to submit a 30-second video expressing their passion for the game that also explains why they would be the best members of this inaugural Super 10 fan committee. Entries are being collected until 8 p.m. ET Feb. 2.