Thursday, March 20, 2014

Who Wins the Academic NCAA Tournament?

Kansas defeats Texas in the championship. 

Brigham Young and Memphis both make it to the final four. 

Harvard gets beat by Michigan State in the second round. 

How is this tournament decided?  Inside Higher Ed explains:

To determine the winners, we look to the Academic Progress Rate, the NCAA's multiyear measure of a team's classroom performance (in this case, from to 2008-12). When two teams tie, as they inevitably do, we turn to the NCAA's Graduation Success Rate, which measures the proportion of athletes on track to graduate within six years.

You can also see the entire bracket here.