The Numbers GamePosted: April 10, 2008
Guess I should have listened to my math teacher.
A group of number crunchers at George Tech used two mathematical processes to correctly pick this year’s Final Four….and 30 of the 36 Final Four teams in the past nine years, according to InfoWorld. Those results are more accurate than the tournament seeding system and polls, which have picked 23, and RPI, which ID’d 21 of the Final Four participants.
The Georgia Tech system, uses two mathematical processes — logical regression and Markov chain, aka LRMC — to make selections. This year LRMC not only picked the Final Four — which was four #1 seeds — but had Kansas beating Memphis for the championship.
Don’t ask me to explain how it works. But it does work way better than my system.
Having said that, bet LRMC didn’t pick George Mason a few years back.