Normal Distribution and the NCAA Tournament
This case presents some information on the NCAA college basketball tournament and suggests a method for estimating the outcomes of games. The probability of winning is modeled as a normal distribution where the mean is based on a team's ratings. Students will be introduced to the normal distribution, sums of normal random variables and event simulations.
Probability; Sports; Simulation; Spread Sheet Application
Arts, Entertainment, Sports and Recreation
United States, 2004
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