Statsketball 2020

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Congratulations to our 2019 Statsketball winners!


Statsketball is back! For the third year in a row, our wildly popular spring contest returns. Through two unique challenges, high school and undergraduate students use statistics to predict results for the NCAA Basketball Tournament.

The contest features two challenges:

  • The “Pick ‘Em”: Upset Challenge allows students to use statistical methodology to submit a list of teams they predict will win their first-round games.
  • In the “Build Your Own Bracket”: Draft Challenge, students have 224 draft points to assemble their cohort of teams from the seeded participants. 

Download the complete contest rules and requirements here.


High School – “Build Your Own Bracket”: Draft Challenge – Women’s Tournament (As of April 2)


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Undergraduate – “Build Your Own Bracket”: Draft Challenge – Women’s Tournament (As of April 2)


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High School – “Build Your Own Bracket”: Draft Challenge – Men’s Tournament (As of April 1)

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Undergraduate – “Build Your Own Bracket”: Draft Challenge – Men’s Tournament (As of April 1)

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Prizes  and Perks  

Winning teams will receive a $50 Amazon gift card, complimentary memberships to ASA, and a Statsketball 2019 t-shirt, along with bragging rights and a chance to have an impact on an important real-world issue.   

Winners also will be profiled and promoted to ASA’s membership of leading statisticians and data scientists in academia, industry, business, and government, and through ASA’s public education campaign, This is Statistics. Second and third place winners will also be recognized.  


Submissions open via a form on this web page shortly following the Selection Shows on March 17 for the Men’s Tournament and on March 18 for the Women’s Tournament.

Submissions close on March 21 at 12 pm (noon) ET for all contests, both men’s and women’s categories.

Resources for Educators

Resources for Students

Not sure where to start when making your picks? We’ve gathered a few resources to get you started. 

Meet the Statsketball Judges

A panel of expert judges will join the madness to assess students’ statistical methods based on their accuracy and strength. Meet the 2019 Statsketball judges!