King of Kings

March 15th, 2009 | Tags: , ,

If March Madness can be seen as a religious experience, then my [alma mater][0] was just crowned the King of Kings. The number one #1 seed. But this weekend there was a heck of a lot of talk about how the [Big East][1] wasn’t all that it was cracked up to be. And how, no, they weren’t that good of a conference. I think the seedings and the math of the situation tell a different story. For the seven teams from the conference that made the tournament there are 3 #1s, 2 #3s and 2 #6s. This leaves

* The mean seed for the teams is a three.
* The median seed for the teams is a three.
* The mode seed for the teams is a one.

When was the last time that so many teams from the same conference had this good of a seed?


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