6 rounds.

68 teams.

Thousands of possibilities.

One winner.

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The submission period for Statsketball 2018 is closed as of 12 p.m. ET, March 14.

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Statsketball Tournament 2018

Don’t leave your NCAA College Basketball Tournament bracket predictions to chance—put your statistics skills to the test!

We already know statistics has the power to best predict a winner, and analytics careers in sports are booming. Whether you enter for fun or to jumpstart your future career as a statistician, you won’t want to miss it.

This is Statistics and the American Statistical Association are challenging high school and undergraduate students to predict the outcome of the 2018 NCAA Basketball Tournament using statistics rather than luck.

Get Started

Statsketball consists of two challenges, open to high school and undergraduate students:

“Pick ‘Em”: Upset Challenge — Submit a list of 32 winners to the first-round games.

“Build Your Own Bracket”: Draft Challenge — You have 224 drafts points to assemble your cohort of teams from the seeded participants. 

Get the full details, rules and prizes for the challenges here. All submissions are due by March 14, 2018, at 12:00PM ET. 

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Teachers, want to get your students excited about statistics? Get ideas on how to help students participate in Statsketball and other ways to show the power of statistics here.

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