ADDITIONAL DATA: Geographic Coordinates (teams and tourney sites)

A couple of years ago, some people considered Connecticut to have an advantage in the tournament because their potential path to the final did not involve playing any games very far from their home campus (although tournament games are supposedly at “neutral” sites), and in fact they did win it all. I haven’t ever looked into this effect myself, so I don’t know if the evidence is merely anecdotal or actually solid. In any event, some people do incorporate this information into their predictions, and last year some people provided forum postings with geographical coordinates of team campuses, and tournament game locations, so I cleaned those up a bit and I attach two files here. The “Team Geog” file lists out the latitude and longitude of each college team’s campusā€¦


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