Blind NCAA Tournament Resumes: Where Bias Lies in March Madness Projections

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Blind NCAA Tournament Resumes: Where Bias Lies in March Madness Projections
Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

College basketball polls are meaningless.

Like it or not, computer profiles are the primary consideration when the NCAA tournament field is being assembled. However, projected fields in the weeks leading up to the tournament far too often fall victim to the bias of national perception.

Taking a look at a collection of resumes without the name of the school attached can be an eye-opening exercise.

In the following slides of blind resume comparisons, we'll identify several teams currently being over-valued solely because of the name on the front of their jersey, as well as an assortment of teams being over-looked for the exact same reason.

*All profile data was pulled before the start of games on February 21.

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