At last year’s Sloan Sports Analytics conference, I met Jeff Ma, the inspiration behind Bringing Down the House and 21, the movie. More than any other person at the conference, Jeff was interested in my academic approach towards ranking teams and projecting future outcomes. So when Angi Chau and I posted this interactive bracket for the NCAA tournament last week, I emailed Jeff about it. He was kind enough to post it Twitter, which brought it to Amy Nelson’s attention. Amy works at SBNation and just launched a YouTube channel. We got in touch by phone last Wednesday, and in less than 24 hours after that, she was in San Francisco to do a short documentary on The Power Rank and our web of win probabilities. This episode of Full Nelson is the result.
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