With our FINAL edition of our NAIA Hoops Bracketology Report, I want to express how grateful we are to have partnered with Red Banner Roundball (@RedBannerRB) to bring you the BEST NAIA Tournament coverage around! He is a tireless worker who puts in a lot of hard work and passion into this. Our late night discussions are always fun and valuable. We are blessed to have someone at the NAIA level who can help bring fun to the Selection Process.  Our Bracketology Report is always meant to be FUN. We designed it as a way to help give insights to the automatic qualifiers, the teams we see as at-large bids at the moment, plus much, much more! Red Banner Roundball serves as our “Joey Brackets” type figure and in the final Bracketology Report last season, he went 48 of 48 on teams making the National Tournament. While this is the 1st Bracketology Report of the season, we do expect plenty of teams to play themselves both in and out of the tournament picture! With this just being the 2nd year of having 1 division in the NAIA and the 1st year with the full 64 team field, there are plenty of interesting perspectives on how it pans out. While we won’t always have all of the answers, hopefully you have enjoyed this years reports!


Committee Policy:

21-22 NAIA Selection Committee Policy

The Bracket

Tournament Pods

ARC Ratings

Committee Appointment Process Area Ranking Committees (ARC) – Area Ranking Committees will consist of a representative from each conference in that local area as well as an at-large representative from the National Selection Committee.  

Crossroads League
Mid-South Conference
River States Conference
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference
Appalachian Athletic Conference
Gulf Coast Athletic Conference
Southern States Athletic Conference
The Sun Conference
American Midwest Conference
Heart of America

Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference

American Independent Institutions
Red River Athletic Conference
Sooner Athletic Confer
California Pacific Conference
Great Plains Athletic Conference
North Star Athletic Conference
Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Cascade Collegiate Conference
Frontier Conference
Golden State Athletic Conference

Bid Breakdown

Final At-Large Pool


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