Analytics and the NCAA Dance Card – A method to the madness


In this informative webcast, professors Jay Coleman and Mike DuMond discuss the 2012 Dance Card, revealing this year’s accuracy rate in predicting at-large selections to the Men’s Division I NCAA Tournament.  The professors review the top 70 teams in the Dance Card, identify one team that may indicate a conference bias by the selection committee and discuss their use of SAS analytics in calculating the Dance Card.


The Dance Card is produced by Jay Coleman, PhD, a professor of Operations Management and Quantitative Methods in the Coggin College of Business at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville;  Mike DuMond, a Principal at Charles River Associates and an adjunct professor of labor economics and computer programming at Florida State University in Tallahassee; and Allan Lynch, Associate Professor of Economics & Quantitative Methods at the Stetson School of Business and Economics at Mercer University.



About Author

Brendan Bailey

Multimedia Project Manager

Brendan Bailey is a Multimedia Project Manager in Video Communications and New Media department at SAS, where he manages the production of studio webcasts, demos, promotional videos and more. Brendan has produced the Inside SAS Global Forum video series since its inception in 2008, and has developed similar interview-style programming for the forecasting and data mining conferences and, most recently, Analytics 2011. Brendan also maintains the SAS YouTube channel. Joining SAS in 1987, Brendan spent his first 10 years in the Quality Assurance department, testing SAS/Graph software. He has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of North Carolina.

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