February 05, 2004
The South Regional shall rise again

It's never really too early for March Madness, is it? Here's a study (PDF) by three liberal-arts economist types who claim that all regions' seedings in the NCAA Men's Basketball tournament have become less accurate over the past few years, with the South Regional especially being essentially a crapshoot. Just something to keep in mind when you fill out your tournament pool spreadsheet in a few weeks.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on February 05, 2004 to Other sports | TrackBack

I don't think much can be made of this study; the "regionals" tend to be arbitrarily set up anyway, as far as deciding which seeded team goes where, etc. Why did the study (it came out in June 2002) stop with the 2000 Tournament?

Posted by: Steve Smith on February 5, 2004 6:43 PM