How I won my NCAA tournament bracket pool using machine learning – You’ll get them next year.

You’ll get them next year. shares share tweet sms send email By: Matt Harvey | April 6, 2016 3:03 pm (This post first appeared on Medium. Matt Harvey is the Director of Product Engineering at USA TODAY Sports Digital Properties.) My machine learning model accurately predicted Villanova would win the championship, netted me first place out of 34 in my office pool, 63rd place out of 608 in the Kaggle competition (top 11%) and ~123,000 out of 13 million in ESPN’s overall leaderboard (top 1%). I wrote a post about this before the tournament with the promise that if it worked out, I’d do a full writeup and release the code. I’m thankful to say it all panned out and here we go! Some caveats: There is a boatload of…


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