Kansas Jayhawks to Win National Championship
WHATIFSPORTS SIMULATIONS HAVE Kansas, Duke, Ohio State & Pittsburgh Reaching Final Four
2011 NCAA TOURNAMENT – The results are in and WhatIfSports.com predicts that the Kansas Jayhawks will become the 2011 NCAA Men’s Basketball National Champions when the final game is played on April 4th from Houston.
WhatIfSports.com computers simulated the 2011 NCAA Men’s Hoops Tournament 2,001 times factoring individual statistics, roster trends, injuries and player’s average minutes per game. The top 4 favorites to win it all are Kansas (20.3%), Pittsburgh (9.3%), Ohio State (7.9%) and Louisville (6.8%). The most common Final Four prediction by WhatIfSports has Kansas vs. Pittsburgh and Ohio State vs. Duke.
Washington, fresh off their exciting buzz-beater in the Pac-10 Championship Game, is one of the projected underdogs in the simulation with a 6.7% chance of claiming the tournament crown. Other notable upsets include three No. 11 seeds advancing to the second round, as well as BYU, sans Brandon Davies, predicted to reach the Elite Eight.
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HOW DID WHATIFSPORTS DO IN PREDICTING THE LAST TWO NCAA TOURNAMENTS?
Rounds 1 and 2
Sweet 16/Elite 8 (After resimulation)
Final Four 2-1 (correctly picked North Carolina in 2009 and Duke in 2010 after resimulation)
WhatIfSports.com, a unit of Fox Sports Interactive Media, specializes in online sports simulations and fantasy-style games. With their custom sports simulators, users can match teams from any era and not only see a final score, but also view complete play-by-play summaries of each game. In addition, the site’s Dynasty games enable sports fans to compete in virtual sports worlds over multiple seasons in sports such as baseball, college football and college basketball. WhatIfSports’ games do not rely on results generated by real-life players; games are simulated using proprietary technology that incorporates statistical data, past performances and ratings into a complex game engine. The site is based in Cincinnati, Ohio and is fully integrated into FOXSports.com on MSN.