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NIT Brackets? YOU BET! Testing Three BBall Predictors Using NIT Brackets

March 16, 2010
If you’re like me, it’s hard not to get swept up in all the NIT madness…the 24/7 coverage, the selection shows, the lobbying from coaches on the outside looking in. It’s CRAZY!

So swept up in the madness of it all, am I, that I’ve decided to test three different “strength” indicators using this year’s NIT field. I’m pitting the RPI, Ken Pomeroy’s ratings and the LRMC (Bayesian) rating system against one another to see which system will come out on top! Feel the excitement!

(Now, a note: Two of these systems–the RPI and the Pomeroy ratings–are at an inherent disadvantage because they don’t take venue into account. The LRMC does. Given the NIT games–all but the Final Four–are played at the home courts of the higher seeded teams, the LRMC stands to gain from this advantage.)

So here are the brackets:

RPI:



Pomerory:



LRMC (Bayesian):


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