Georgia Tech system consistently predicts NCAA rankings

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Tech Journal South - March 16, 2009
The University of North Carolina's basketball team is most likely to win the Final Four and the other teams most likely to compete in the tournament are Pittsburgh, Memphis, and Louisville, according to a computer system developed by Georgia Tech engineering professors. The system consistently predicts NCAA basketball rankings more accurately than the AP Poll, the ESPN/USA poll, the Ratings Percentage Index and even the Tournament seeds. Called the Logistic Regression Markov Chain (LRMC), the college basketball rankings system is designed to use only basic scoreboard data, including which teams played, which team had home court advantage and the margin of victory.
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  • Created By: Barbara Christopher
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  • Created On: Mar 15, 2009 - 8:00pm
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