Announcing the 2019 Statsketball Top Teams


  • Author: Statistics Views
  • Date: 30 April 2019
  • Copyright: Geber86/Getty Images

The American Statistical Association has announced the winners of their annual Statsketball competition.

This year, students competed to predict the outcomes of both the 2019 NCAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments using the power of statistics. This is the first time that Statsketball has expanded to the women’s tournament, and in total, 367 student teams entered—the largest number of entries so far.

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Through two unique challenges, high school and undergraduate students use statistics to predict results for the NCAA Basketball Tournament.The contest features two challenges:

• The “Pick ‘Em”: Upset Challenge allows students to use statistical methodology to submit a list of teams they predict will win their first-round games.
• In the “Build Your Own Bracket”: Draft Challenge, students have 224 draft points to assemble their cohort of teams from the seeded participants.

Full details about the winners are available here.

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