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).

6.    Ludden, I.G., Khatibi, A., King, D.M., Jacobson, S.H., 2020, “Models for Generating NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Bracket Pools,” Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports, 16(1), 1-15.


Last Updated: 30 October 2022