NCAA Tournament Selection Committee 2013

The 10-member NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Committee is responsible for selecting and seeding the NCAA Tournament field every year. Committee members serve five-year terms, with between one and three old members rotating out and the same number rotating in every year. The Committee is balanced geographically, with no fewer than two members representing the East, Midwest, South, and West regions at any one time.

NCAA Selection Committee Members

Mike Bobinski (2012-13 Chair)

Director of Athletics/Associate Vice President
Xavier University
Term Expires September 2013

Mike Bobinski is in his second stint as Xavier's Athletics Director. His first run came from 1998-2004, after which he moved to the university's fundraising & development office for two years. He served as AD at the University of Akron and Associate AD at Navy prior to coming to Xavier. He graduated magna cum laude from Notre Dame in 1979, playing four years of baseball for the Irish. After graduation he moved into the business world for four years, working for Deloitte and the Walt Disney Company as a CPA.

Mike's daughter Melissa attends Xavier and his son Brian goes to Ohio State.

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Doug Fullerton

Commissioner
Big Sky Conference
Term Expires September 2014

Doug Fullerton assumed the Commissioner's role of the Big Sky Conference in 1995, moving up from the AD position at conference member Montana State, where he'd been for 11 years. He also served as an assistant basketball coach for the Bobcats during his time in Bozeman.

Fullerton is widely regarded as one of the most powerful commissioners in the FCS subdivision and led the creation of BigSkyTV to stream all major conference sporting events over the Internet. He's a lifelong Montanan, with an undergraduate degree from California Western and a master's from Montana State. He and his wife Cari have one daughter, Amanda.

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Ron Wellman

Director of Athletics
Wake Forest University
Term Expires September 2014

Ron Wellman has served as Wake Forest's AD since 1992, making him the longest-tenured director in the ACC. Prior to his nomination to the Basketball Selection Committee in 2009, Wellman served on the NCAA's Division I Management Council and the Baseball Committee. He was named AD of the Year in 2008 by both Street and Smith's and the NACDA-Southeast (National Association of Collegiate Athletic Directors).

Wellman graduated from Bowling Green, where he played baseball, and coached baseball at Northwestern. His wife Linda, and daughters Nicole and Melissa, all attended Wake Forest. Wellman's daughter Angie is also married to a Wake alum.

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Scott Barnes

Director of Athletics
Utah State University
Term Expires September 2015

Barnes has served as USU AD since April 2008. An ardent supporter of Aggie athletics, he initiated a new student fee policy that generates over $2.1 million every year for the department.
Barnes came to Utah State from the University of Washington, Eastern Washington, San Diego, Pacific University, and Iowa State. He was recognized as the NACDA West Region AD of the year in his position at Eastern Washington.

Barnes hails from Spokane, is married, and has two children.

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Joe Alleva

Director of Athletics
Louisiana State University
Term Expires September 2016

Alleva joined LSU in April 2008 after a 10-year tenure as director of athletics at Duke University. In his first school year as AD, 2008-09, all 20 LSU sports competed in NCAA postseason play for the first time in school history and the Tiger baseball team won the national championship. Alleva's was named LSU vice chancellor in 2009, the first time in school history that the AD has also held a vice chancellor position.

Alleva was born in Suffern, NY and attended LeHigh and Duke University. He and his wife, Annie, have three children, J.D., Jeff, and Jenny

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Jamie Zaninovich

Commissioner
West Coast Conference
Term Expires September 2016

Zaninovich was named one of the prestigious "40 Under 40" honorees by the Sports Business Journal in 2010 as one of the top young professionals in the sports industry, and is the current chair of the Division I Collegiate Commissioners Association Division I Subdivision. Before coming to the West Coast Conference he was an Assistant AD at Stanford and an Associate AD at Princeton.

Zaninovich's earned his bachelor's degree in political science and communications in 1993 from Stanford. He and his wife Karen, and sons Max and Lucas, reside in Millbrae, Calif.

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Joe Castiglione

Athletic Director
Oklahoma University
Term Expires September 2013

Joe Castiglione has served as Athletic Director at Oklahoma University since 1998. In addition for filling in this year for former committee member Dan Beebe, he chaired the NCAA's Football Academic Progress Rate Working Group and currently serves on the Gatorade Collegiate Advisory Board, the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame Board of Directors and the NCAA Bowl Licensing commission.

Castiglione graduated from Maryland in 1979, earning the University's Dinstinguished Alumnus Award in 2007. He has two sons with his wife Kristen, a graduate of Missouri.

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Mark Hollis

Athletic Director
Michigan State University
Term Expires September 2017

Mark Hollis was named Michigan State Athletic Director on January 1, 2008. He is credited with being the visionary behind the 2011 contest between North Carolina and Michigan State, which was the first to be played on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier. He has also served as the mastermind for innovative events such as a basketball game at Ford Field that drew over 78,000 fans, as well as an outdoor hockey game that drew a then world record crowd of around 75,000.

Hollis graduated from Michigan State in 1985, and earned his MBA from Colordao. He has a daughter and two sons with his wife Nancy.

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Judy MacLeod

Executive Associate Commissioner
Conference USA
Term Expires September 2015

Last year, Judy MacLeod became the third woman to be named to the NCAA Selection Committee. She has served in her current role with Conference USA since 2006, before which she was the athletic director at Tulsa for 15 years. MacLeod currently serves on the NCAA Administrative Cabinet and the NCAA Well-Being working group.

She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Puget Sound, where she played women's basketball, and went on to earn her master's from Tulsa.

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Peter Roby

Athletic Director
Northeastern University
Term Expires September 2017

Before becoming Athletic Director at Northeastern in 2007, Peter Roby coached men's basketball at Harvard, worked as marketing vice president at Reebok, and directed Northeastern's Center for Sport in Society.

Roby graduated from Dartmouth in 1979, where he played men's basketball, and earned his master's degree in leadership from Northeastern in 2008. He and his wife Sandra have a daughter and two sons.

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Committee Members

*denotes selection process rookie in 2012-2013

Other Recent Committee Members:


The following information is adapted from NCAA.org

Duties of Committee Members:

Meeting Responsibilities and Locations:

Other Expectations

Committee members are expected to communicate with and monitor conferences throughout the regular season including, as possible, attending games in person. Significant time outside of meetings is needed in late January, February and March to study and analyze teams worthy of consideration for the championship.


More Resources on the Committee

(bios and photos taken from the following websites)


Bob Bowlsby's 2005 NCAA Committee, Tom O'Connor's 2008 Committee, and Mike Slive's 2009 Committee did a fantastic job in selecting and seeding the 65-team tournament field, in the estimation of Bracketography.com.

Craig Littlepage and Gary Walters' crews may have done the worst jobs, both in terms of which teams were selected for the field, and where a number of teams were seeded. For more, read the complete thoughts of Bracketography.com on the 2006 NCAA Tournament Bracket and 2007 NCAA Tournament Bracket.