Joel Sokol is a systems engineering professor at Georgia Institute of Technology, who, along with two other professors, has created a computer ranking system called LRMC that consistently predicts NCAA basketball rankings more accurately than esteemed sportswriters and coaches.
According to Sokol, LRMC uses the math technique of logistic regression to calculate the probability of which teams will succeed in the b-ball tournament.
The ranking system looks at factors like where the games were played, each teams record, and margins of victory.
Based on the numbers, Sokol predicts that University Of Kansas is the team to beat, although the top team doesnt always win the tournament.
Even if Kansas doesnt win, at least Sokol is scoring with his students.
Hes gotten major cool points with his Georgia Tech students ever since he started LRMC in 2004, and even gives extra credit to those who help him with the mathematical rankings.
Still, Sokol has no plans to use LRMC to start a basketball betting business in Las Vegas.
He says, We only use our ranking powers for good!
The NCAA Tournament ends April 7.
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