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(Network World)   Algorithm developed at Georgia Tech predicts University of Louisville will win NCAA championship. Computer experts say they had lots of time after not having to worry about Georgia Tech making it into the tournament   (networkworld.com) divider line 31
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2014-03-19 10:14:52 AM  
What would a computer do with a lifetime supply of chocolate?
 
2014-03-19 10:23:18 AM  
Didn't know Georgia Tech had so many computer scientists on their basketball team.  Glad to see a strong focus on academics instead of just taking easy A classes.
 
2014-03-19 10:30:57 AM  
Just out of curiosity, is there no Fark pool this year? Or is that just a perk of $5/month now?
 
2014-03-19 10:31:51 AM  
A one-seed will win the tournament? The same one-seed that won last year's tournament? So, Georgia Tech's algorithm is just a hair smarter than the co-worker who picks based on which mascot would win in a fight.


/Georgia Tech's computer didn't watch the UL-UK game, apparently.
/I have no delusions about UK winning it.
/However,I would like to see them disappoint Wichita State and their bandwagon.
 
2014-03-19 10:33:12 AM  
Good luck, Louisville!  Go out there and break a leg!
 
2014-03-19 10:36:43 AM  

EyeballKid: A one-seed will win the tournament? The same one-seed that won last year's tournament? So, Georgia Tech's algorithm is just a hair smarter than the co-worker who picks based on which mascot would win in a fight.


/Georgia Tech's computer didn't watch the UL-UK game, apparently.
/I have no delusions about UK winning it.
/However,I would like to see them disappoint Wichita State and their bandwagon.


Louisville isn't a 1 seed.
 
2014-03-19 10:41:30 AM  

PowerSlacker: EyeballKid: A one-seed will win the tournament? The same one-seed that won last year's tournament? So, Georgia Tech's algorithm is just a hair smarter than the co-worker who picks based on which mascot would win in a fight.


/Georgia Tech's computer didn't watch the UL-UK game, apparently.
/I have no delusions about UK winning it.
/However,I would like to see them disappoint Wichita State and their bandwagon.

Louisville isn't a 1 seed.


One of these days, I'm gonna quit the pinecone liquor. That day is not today.
 
2014-03-19 10:42:45 AM  
I think someone on Fark set up a bracket on ESPN, but I decided to do my thing at the Billion Dollar Bracket. If someone's got a pool over there I'll join in.
 
2014-03-19 10:47:59 AM  
Aside from Louisville, their algorithm is pretty close to straight chalk.
 
2014-03-19 11:23:14 AM  
Pretty much lines up with the 538 predictions
 
2014-03-19 11:31:50 AM  

dragonchild: Good luck, Louisville!  Go out there and break a leg!


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Kidding. I'm a UofL fan and I chuckled at your joke.
 
2014-03-19 11:45:21 AM  
Meh.  I have Michigan State winning it all with Wichita State beating Louisville this year.  The billion dollars I collect will help me overcome the disappointment in not being backed up by GT's computers.
 
2014-03-19 11:47:59 AM  
What? Those Georgia Tech nerds think Virginia's going to make it to the Final Four?

Sweet.
 
2014-03-19 11:54:32 AM  
Quick question: Is there a way to measure bracket uniqueness prior to the tournament?
 
2014-03-19 12:06:52 PM  

skybreaker: Aside from Louisville, their algorithm is pretty close to straight chalk.


Yep. Since the Tourney is famous for its predictability, I don't see how this could possibly go wrong
 
2014-03-19 12:14:41 PM  
Everybody and their brother has Louisville and Michigan State getting to at least the Final Four. Which means they'll both be out by the end of the second weekend.

/I know how these things work
 
2014-03-19 12:19:16 PM  

tommyl66: Everybody and their brother has Louisville and Michigan State getting to at least the Final Four. Which means they'll both be out by the end of the second weekend.

/I know how these things work


MSU isn't losing to anyone in the East. Who's going to trip up Louisville in the Midwest? Duke? LOL
 
2014-03-19 12:37:26 PM  
Their the rambling wrecks from Georgia tech and  hell of an engineer,
 
2014-03-19 12:40:59 PM  

MyEnamine: tommyl66: Everybody and their brother has Louisville and Michigan State getting to at least the Final Four. Which means they'll both be out by the end of the second weekend.

/I know how these things work

MSU isn't losing to anyone in the East. Who's going to trip up Louisville in the Midwest? Duke? LOL


Yeah, they're lucky because they're skipping out playing Nebraska or Illinois. Two world beaters right there!
 
2014-03-19 12:53:21 PM  

MyEnamine: tommyl66: Everybody and their brother has Louisville and Michigan State getting to at least the Final Four. Which means they'll both be out by the end of the second weekend.

/I know how these things work

MSU isn't losing to anyone in the East. Who's going to trip up Louisville in the Midwest? Duke? LOL


That's the whole point, it will be somebody completely unexpected. And then we'll get to read about how only 0.2% of all the brackets submitted to Yahoo had Team X in the Sweet 16.

/Unless, of course, I pick Louisville and MSU to lose before the Elite 8
//In which case they'll both go to the Final Four with an average margin of victory of 25
 
2014-03-19 01:04:42 PM  

tommyl66: MyEnamine: tommyl66: Everybody and their brother has Louisville and Michigan State getting to at least the Final Four. Which means they'll both be out by the end of the second weekend.

/I know how these things work

MSU isn't losing to anyone in the East. Who's going to trip up Louisville in the Midwest? Duke? LOL

That's the whole point, it will be somebody completely unexpected. And then we'll get to read about how only 0.2% of all the brackets submitted to Yahoo had Team X in the Sweet 16.

/Unless, of course, I pick Louisville and MSU to lose before the Elite 8
//In which case they'll both go to the Final Four with an average margin of victory of 25


So I should hedge my bracket by picking someone like Cincinnati in round 2?
 
2014-03-19 01:05:53 PM  

MyEnamine: tommyl66: Everybody and their brother has Louisville and Michigan State getting to at least the Final Four. Which means they'll both be out by the end of the second weekend.

/I know how these things work

MSU isn't losing to anyone in the East. Who's going to trip up Louisville in the Midwest? Duke? LOL


Louisville fan here, but I'm worried about the Sweet 16.  I have a lot more faith in WSU after seeing them last year.  They played the best game UofL saw in the last month of the season, and seem to be improved, while UofL isn't as strong.  Also, UK has been really average and beatable all year, but they are a bad matchup for UofL (tall and physical inside) and may have finally figured stuff out.

On the other hand, I like UofL's odds against anyone else before the FF.
 
2014-03-19 01:18:02 PM  

MyEnamine: Quick question: Is there a way to measure bracket uniqueness prior to the tournament?


THIS. I don't care if I win or lose, I want to know how many people picked exactly who I picked.

/care a little.
 
2014-03-19 01:18:26 PM  

boyofd: MyEnamine: tommyl66: Everybody and their brother has Louisville and Michigan State getting to at least the Final Four. Which means they'll both be out by the end of the second weekend.

/I know how these things work

MSU isn't losing to anyone in the East. Who's going to trip up Louisville in the Midwest? Duke? LOL

Louisville fan here, but I'm worried about the Sweet 16.  I have a lot more faith in WSU after seeing them last year.  They played the best game UofL saw in the last month of the season, and seem to be improved, while UofL isn't as strong.  Also, UK has been really average and beatable all year, but they are a bad matchup for UofL (tall and physical inside) and may have finally figured stuff out.

On the other hand, I like UofL's odds against anyone else before the FF.


At least if Kentucky has figured stuff out WSU will find out first.
 
2014-03-19 01:21:45 PM  

SVenus: MyEnamine: Quick question: Is there a way to measure bracket uniqueness prior to the tournament?

THIS. I don't care if I win or lose, I want to know how many people picked exactly who I picked.

/care a little.


I know, right? My odds are shiatty already, I don't want to split up my $1B with like 50k people.
 
2014-03-19 01:27:41 PM  

MyEnamine: Quick question: Is there a way to measure bracket uniqueness prior to the tournament?


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2014-03-19 01:36:53 PM  

MyEnamine: Quick question: Is there a way to measure bracket uniqueness prior to the tournament?


Pick upsets in every game.  Wipe hands on pants.
 
2014-03-19 01:59:52 PM  
Doesn't Tech have more problems than having computers fill out brackets?
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/CEE 2008
//wants to know how they did it
 
2014-03-19 03:20:20 PM  

dragonchild: Good luck, Louisville!  Go out there and break a leg!


BAZINGA!
 
2014-03-19 03:53:43 PM  

PowerSlacker: MyEnamine: Quick question: Is there a way to measure bracket uniqueness prior to the tournament?

Pick upsets in every game.  Wipe hands on pants.


Just pick Florida to lose in the first round.  No one else will see it coming.
 
2014-03-19 04:08:49 PM  

dragonchild: Good luck, Louisville!  Go out there and break a leg!


Oh, snap.
 
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