WBI Selection Process

  • Review the preseason conference rankings.
  • Follow all D1 teams throughout the season, noting big wins and losses.
  • In January, a watch list is constructed and all teams are notified if they make the watch list.
  • In February, teams who remain on the watch list will receive a WBI Contract.
  • Teams can receive contracts through March 16th.
  • Contracted teams are placed into the WBI Pool.  You cannot be selected in the WBI if you are not in the pool.   In order to participate in the WBI, a signed contract must be returned.
  • Teams are picked based on RPI, record, conference standings, end of year performance, and quality wins and losses.
  • The WBI field will be chosen after the NCAA Tournament field is announced.  The main contact person for the University will be notified by a WBI representative.

2020 WBI Dates

Monday, March 16th – WBI Tournament Selection and Bracket Released

Wed. & Thurs., March 18th & 19th – First Round

Sun. & Mon., March 22nd & 23rd – Second Round

Fri. & Sat., March 27th & 28th– SemiFinal Round

Tues. or Wed., March 31st or April 1 – Championship Round