Thursday, February 27, 2020

Why not do it by formula?

We have the NET, before that RPI, plus the independents like Sagarin. They come up with a mathematical formula for ranking the entire 300+ Division 1 teams in the country. And because it is based on a formula, human judgment is taken out of it. Why is the NCAA still living in the past, putting the necks of coaches and players in the hands of a bunch of old men in a smoke-filled room? Surely there is a computer guru somewhere who is smart enough to come up with a computer formula that can satisfy everyone. Then you just plug in the numbers and you have the NCAA tournament field. The only thing anyone could complain about at that point is the formula, but everyone at least is one the same playing field.

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