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Pure Bracket Wisdom

Summary: A decade ago, Ed Feng was just a curious sports fan who wanted to win his bracket in March. He enjoyed books like Moneyball and Basketball on Paper but never put the ideas to use for winning a pool. That changed in 2008. After reading an academic paper on Google’s technology, Ed was inspired to apply his Stanford Ph.D. to the ranking of sports teams.  From 2002 through 2018, his pre-tournament numbers predicted the winner of 71.2% of March Madness games (792-320).In this ten part podcast series Ed will explain how you can push all the right buttons and win your bracket.

Podcasts:

 Pure Bracket Wisdom Episode 11: Virginia Tech, be like a rat | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:10:17

Virginia Tech as a sleeper in the East region, and why you might still decide to go against the analytics in picking your bracket

 Pure Bracket Wisdom Episode 10: Bracket analysis | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:09:37

Does any favorite have an easier path to the Final Four? Which region might be the most interesting?

 Pure Bracket Wisdom Episode 9: Duke | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:09:59

Duke was the favorite to win the tournament. Then Zion destroyed his shoe and hurt his knee. How do we evaluate this talented group of freshmen?

 Pure Bracket Wisdom Episode 8: Should you avoid three point shooting teams as champion? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:10:51

Live by the three, die by the three. The data behind whether to go against teams that fire up the threes.

 Pure Bracket Wisdom Episode 7: Kentucky | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:09:00
 Pure Bracket Wisdom Episode 6: Contrarian | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:10:01

To win larger pools, you need to go against the public and think contrarian.

 Pure Bracket Wisdom Episode 5: Gonzaga | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:10:04

Gonzaga has the NBA level talent to compete with the best teams in the nation. But how does one account for their weak in-conference schedule?

 Pure Bracket Wisdom Episode 4: Virginia | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:09:52

Tony Bennett has another terrific team in 2019. But does last year's catastrophic upset as a 1 seed to a 16 seed matter?

 Pure Bracket Wisdom Episode 3: Michigan | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:09:52

John Beilein’s teams had traditionally featured brilliant offense. So why is this program now a defensive juggernaut, with questions about whether they have enough offense to make a deep run?

 Pure Bracket Wisdom Episode 2: The one thing you must get right to win | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:10:05

If you get this one thing wrong, you might as well light your entry fee on fire...Pool Size.

 Pure Bracket Wisdom Episode 1: How to predict March Madness | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:11:00

If you want to win your pool, analytics can help, especially with the most important decision of your bracket. Listen now to get ahead on your NCAA tournament bracket planning!

 Pure Bracket Wisdom | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:02:17

Pure Bracket Wisdom gets you ready to win your March Madness pool through analytics and strategy. The daily episodes cover bracket tips and preview teams that can win it all. Host Ed Feng is the author of How to Win Your NCAA Tournament Pool and founder of thepowerrank.com. Pure Bracket Wisdom is a presentation of Pure Hoops Media.

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