Sheldon Howard Jacobson, Ph.D.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Papers in Archival Journals


Sports Analytics: NCAA Bracketology

1.    Jacobson, S.H., King, D.M., 2009, “Seeding in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: When is a Higher Seed Better?” Journal of Gambling, Business, and Economics, 3(2), 63-87.

2.    Jacobson, S.H., Nikolaev, A.G., King, D.M., Lee, A.J., 2011, “Seed Distributions for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament,“ Omega, 39(6), 719-724.

3.    Khatibi, A., King, D.M., Jacobson, S.H., 2015, “Modeling the Winning Seed Distributions of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament,” Omega, 50(1), 141-148.

4.    Dutta, S., Jacobson, S.H., Sauppe, J.J., 2017, “Identifying NCAA Tournament Upsets using Balance Optimization Subset Selection,” Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports, 13(2), 79-93.

5.    Dutta, S. Jacobson, S.H., 2018, “Modeling the NCAA Basketball Tournament Selection Process Using a Decision Tree,” Journal of Sports Analytics, 4(1).


Last Updated: 10 October 2017