« Man Books | Main | Northwestern Examiner: Wildcats win one at the Cell »

April 6, 2009

MRISports: Projecting the Tournament: Finals Edition

For as poorly as the MRI did at predicting the NIT, it did amazingly well at predicting the NCAA tournament so far.

With one game to go (that the computer cannot win), the MRI was at the 73rd percentile at ESPN, having been helped by a number of upsets along the way. The computer needed the help because it landed just one of its Final Four teams predicted prior to the tournament beginning.

Its solid standing is better than a number of the personalities who get paid the big bucks to spout on about sports on a daily basis at ESPN. The computer is ahead of everyone at PTI, a solid three-quarters of Around the Horn, and is hanging in there against the Editorial staff.

Not bad.

Read the remainder of this article at

This entry is tagged: basketball, competition, MRI, sports, tournament

Posted by bmiraski at April 6, 2009 3:20 PM