The mock selection exercise is taking place in Indianapolis and mimics the process that the NCAA’s actual 10-member committee will use except for a few differences. The main difference is the mock exercise takes place over two days, while the selection committee members will convene on Wednesday before the tournament and then work for the next five days on the 68-team field.

Also, the mock committee’s process is expedited when necessary for time purposes. Stay with on Thursday and Friday for coverage of the 2015 Mock Selection.

Ultimately, this is the authentic version of First Four Out.

— Malcolm Moran (@malcolm_moran) February 12, 2015

Attending @NCAA Tournament Mock Selection Exercise. Its kinda of like a shoot around to prepare for tournament selection game day. #bigeast

— Stu Jackson (@StuJackson32) February 12, 2015

Follow along as media gets a taste of what it’s like to be on the Committee:

— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) February 12, 2015

As a Mock Selection alum (Class of 2012), hope this year’s crop enjoys it as much as I did. Ridiculously fun and informative.

— Bill Potter (@billpotter_HL) February 12, 2015

Love that NCAA does a mock tournament selection with members of the media. Check out #MockSelection to follow along, good look at process.

— The Steelers n’at (@thesteelersnat) February 12, 2015

The technology the NCAA committee has to compare teams is crazy. Hover over a stat and it highlights for all teams.

— Will Haskett (@willhaskett) February 12, 2015

Indiana has just been voted into the tournament on the first round of the teams under consideration

— Jason Anderson (@J680Anderson) February 12, 2015

NCAA mock: Now it starts to get tough. We just picked 8 teams from the 45 under consideration. I’m not allowed to vote for #LSU.

— Scott Rabalais (@RabalaisAdv) February 12, 2015

The results are in: First vote has 17 “in” the field. (Gonzaga won the WCC in this exercise.)

— Brian Hamilton (@BrianHamiltonSI) February 12, 2015

Greetings from #NCAAmockselection … Kansas has played zero games vs RPI 201+. NCAA facilitator: “Never seen anything like it.”

— Teddy Greenstein (@TeddyGreenstein) February 12, 2015

One NCAA selection rule reminder: men’s teams can’t play on their home court. #LSU played at home last year this was allowed in 1986.

— Scott Rabalais (@RabalaisAdv) February 12, 2015

Mike Tirico just introduced himself at NCAA mock selection, made sure he pointed out he was Syracuse’s lone rep in this tourney. Tremendous.

— Josh Newman (@Joshua_Newman) February 12, 2015

Live from Indianapolis, the NCAA tournament media mock selection is almost underway.

— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) February 12, 2015

My home for the next two days

— Tim Krueger (@tkbrackets) February 12, 2015

Also trying to recreate what the actual committee goes through by eating at the TGIF across the street right now.

— Jason Lisk (@JasonLisk) February 12, 2015

In Indianapolis for the NCAA’s media mock selection deal. I assure you, if we leave your team off, it’s because we’re biased and hate them.

— Brian Hamilton (@BrianHamiltonSI) February 12, 2015

Going to be at the NCAA mock selection exercise today and tomorrow. I’ll report on the size of the TV monitors.

— Jason Lisk (@JasonLisk) February 12, 2015

Off to @NCAA HQ for some Mock Selections. If the tournament started today, who’s out and who’s in? Going to be a fun exercise. #nerdingout

— Will Haskett (@willhaskett) February 12, 2015

I was hoping @DavidWorlock would put me on the Mock Selection Committee just to anger @JFeinsteinBooks

— Andrew Bogusch (@AndrewBogusch) February 7, 2015

Hotel view of NCAA HQ’s where today Hoops Committee is going through mock selection in prep for March Madness.

— Tom Holmoe (@TomHolmoe) February 11, 2015

Just touched down in Indianapolis for the NCAA Selection Mock Exercise, where I’ll be acting as half of BYU AD Tom Holmoe w/ @Joshua_Newman

— J. Murphy (@Blacketologist) February 12, 2015

Part 2 of 2- Mock selection participants: @BrianHamiltonSI@vgregorian@J680Anderson@RabalaisAdv@kerrancejames@willhaskett@tkbrackets

— David Worlock (@DavidWorlock) February 7, 2015

Part 1 of 2- Mock selection participants: @slmandel@clubtrillion@TeddyGreenstein@Joshua_Newman@JasonLisk@joerexrode@GeorgeSchroeder

— David Worlock (@DavidWorlock) February 7, 2015