Predicting NCAA Tournament Results Months in Advance

Are preseason rankings accurate predictors of future success in the NCAA tournament?

Robert Clark
Mar 7, 2019 · 4 min read
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Mirror, mirror on the wall, which team will win it all?

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A trip down memory lane. Photo by Taneli Lahtinen on Unsplash

A trip down memory lane

Percentage of preseason top-25 teams included in each round of the NCAA tournament
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Hail to the new king(s)! Photo by Valario Davis on Unsplash

Hail to the new king(s)!

Rolling mean of percentage of teams from the preseason top 25 that made it to each round by year

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