How to Win Your March Madness Bracket Pool Without Knowing Anything About College Basketball

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Keeping up with college basketball is….a lot. So many teams, so many players and barely a passing resemblance to the pro game.

A far less intimidating task than avidly keeping up with college basketball is winning your college basketball bracket.

Bracket pools are games of game theory and strategy much more so than they are about specific college basketball knowledge.

Here’s how to win your college basketball bracket even if you spent the last 11 months forgetting the sport even existed.

Know the Odds & Pick Fewer Upsets

What you really need is the optimal way to leverage your naivety: the naive model. The naive model essentially answers the question “what is most likely to happen given the bare minimum of known information?”

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