Computer Ranking System Picks NCAA Tournament's Final Four
PC World - April 4, 2008
Frustrated that you didn't do as well in your March Madness office pool as you'd hoped? Next year you might want to try making your picks using a computerized ranking system built by professors at the Stewart School of ISyE. Out of the 36 Final Four teams in the past nine years, the system has accurately picked 30 -- results that are more accurate than the AP poll of sportswriters and the ESPN/USA Today poll of coaches, the Ratings Percentage Index formula and the tournament seeding system, said Joel Sokol, a professor of industrial systems and engineering and one of LRMC's creators. Over the same time frame, the seedings and polls have picked 23 of the final-four participants, and the RPI identified 21, Sokol said.
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