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March Madness Probabilities

Year: 
2007
Researcher(s): 
Greg Snyder
Institution: 
Ohio Northern University
Discipline: 
Mathematics

The NCAA tournament has been one of the most exciting sports spectacles over the past 50 years. I will look at probabilities involving the structure of the tournament and the seeds of the teams in the tournament. Among the topics to be discussed are whether or not the first seed actually has the easiest road to the Final Four and a mathematical model to approximate the probability that a given seed wins verses another given seed.

ONU Student Research Colloquium