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Username Post: NCAA announces new evaluation tool        (Topic#21799)
weinhauers_ghost 
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08-22-18 10:57 AM - Post#260609    

The NCAA is dropping RPI as its primary tool for evaluating teams in advance of the college tournament. Its new methodology is a proprietary system called NET.

Edited by weinhauers_ghost on 08-22-18 10:57 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Jeff2sf 
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08-23-18 09:11 AM - Post#260634    
    In response to weinhauers_ghost

mike says he's taking the year off on this but doesn't seem to care for this.

The lack of transparency is annoying.


from the ncaa, not mike. Though on the other hand maybe we DO have the right to know why he's taking off.

 
weinhauers_ghost 
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08-23-18 11:23 AM - Post#260637    
    In response to Jeff2sf

The NCAA's lack of transparency is a feature, not a bug, as they see it.

 
Tiger84 
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08-23-18 06:08 PM - Post#260652    
    In response to weinhauers_ghost

Maybe I'm paranoid, but without a way to see how the sausage was made, there is a distinct chance that this will increase the bias against mid-majors.

 
Old Bear 
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08-23-18 06:32 PM - Post#260655    
    In response to Tiger84

Or maybe not .

 
Silver Maple 
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08-23-18 06:43 PM - Post#260656    
    In response to Old Bear

You're definitely not paranoid.

However, all of the analytics folks will get right to work reverse engineering this thing, and they'll start constructing an algorithm for it as soon as data becomes available. So the transparency will be short-lived.

 
TheLine 
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08-24-18 08:05 AM - Post#260659    
    In response to Tiger84

  • Tiger84 Said:
Knowing how the NCAA makes sausage, this is sure to increase the bias against mid-majors.


Fixed


 
TheLine 
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NCAA announces new evaluation tool
08-24-18 08:11 AM - Post#260661    
    In response to TheLine

To be less glib about it, it's not that NET itself is biased. It's that it's going to discourage the majors to schedule against any mid-major that has any chance of winning against them because that seems to be a losing play based on the description provided by NCAA.

The first people to reverse engineer the algorithm will be the schedulers for the majors. They have the most at stake.


 
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