- Michael Lopz (@StatsByLopez) uses analytics to identify which teams and over- and under-valued in the tournament.
- Evelyn Lamb at Scientific American blogs about the math behind a perfect bracket.
- Carl Bialik at FiveThirtyEight writes about the odds of getting a perfect bracket using analytical methods. It depends on how good those analytical methods are. Nate Silver claims it might be as high as 1 in 7.4 billion. Interesting.
- “Will a 16 seed ever beat a 1 seed?” by Ed Feng (@thepowerrank) Ed also has a bracket tool that visualizes different game outcomes.
- My advisor Sheldon Jacobson who maintains BracketOdds was interviewed in the News-Gazette, the local paper in Champaign-Urbana, IL.
- The Huffington Post has a “Predict-O-Tron” that helps you fill out your bracket using a probabilistic tool that lets you set the importance of different attributes (like seed, offensive efficiency, and even tuition) using moving sliders. It looks interesting but reeks of overfitting.
- I was on the local NBC 15 affiliate in Madison on March 18 to discuss the odds of a perfect bracket (video included).
Good luck perfecting your bracket!
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