Tuesday, March 19, 2013

2013 NCAA Tournament Bracket

Paul Dirac - Inventor of bra-ket-ology
My NCAA Basketball rankings have been updated with the latest point spreads for the upcoming tournament games.  The goal of my ranking system is to harness the collective wisdom of the betting market, as revealed by the Vegas point spreads.  See here and here for more background.

As I did last year, I have completed a bracket based on my rankings (for each matchup, I select the higher ranked team).  Here is a pdf version of the completed bracket.  I have also entered the bracket in Yahoo's Tourney Pick'em so I can track progress.  Last year, I also created riskier brackets that attempted to pick the most likely upsets (if you're in a pool with a lot of people, you're going to have to take some chances in order to separate yourself from the pack).  I don't have time to put those together this year, but I can highlight some potential matchups where an upset seems most likely.