Probabilities for Winning the NCAA Tournament: Sweet Sixteen Edition

Now that 52 games of the NCAA Tournament are in the books, we come to the Sweet 16. Despite all the crazy upsets and close calls, we are left with 15 power conference teams and one perennial power-house of a “mid-major” team in Gonzaga. Using the resulting 52 games, we are able to update the…

NBA Probabilities: Warriors, Spurs, Playoffs

At the close of the Pelicans – Warriors game tonight, we witnessed the Warriors set the record for fastest team to 60 wins with a 125 – 107 rout in Oakland. With the Warriors moving to 60-6 for the season with 16 games to go, the 72-10 record seems very well within their grasp. However,…

March Madness Bracketology: Final Rankings

Now that the conference tournaments have wrapped up, we are left to identify who is in and who is out. Many analysts use RPI, gut feelings, and perceived “key wins” to help them identify a top 36 team “At-Large” seeding. Others such as Lunardi, Massey, and Colley, incorporate metrics observed based on wins, points, locations,…

March Madness Bracketology: March 2nd Edition

  Creeping into March, the Atlantic Sun and Patriot League Conference Tournaments have kicked off. Meanwhile another set of 62 NCAA Division I Mean’s basketball games have taken place since Sunday. We witnessed #5 Xavier come fresh off a victory against top ranked #1 Villanova only to fall 81-90 to Seton Hall. #8 Iowa continued…