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Looking back at NCAA Basketball Clustering Analysis – Reviewing the Results

So last week I used SAP Predictive Analytics to cluster the teams – see NCAA Teams Automatic Clustering with SAP Predictive Analytics 2.0

How did it match up with the teams selected?  I used the output of Predictive Analytics to analyze the results:


The above shows that cluster 8 has the most teams selected, with cluster 10 a close second.


Cluster 8 has the heavyweight teams like Duke, Kentucky, Virginia.  I can see that when I drill down.  All the 1 seeds in the tournament were in Cluster 8.

I was not surprised when my co-worker told me that Georgia State beat Baylor, because they were in Cluster 8.   Baylor was in Cluster 10.  Was Dayton really a surprise winner over Providence last night?  Not to me, as they were in cluster 8.

The surprise was that Iowa State lost in the first round; they were in cluster 8.


Cluster 8 had the most wins in the first round – 14 out of 19 teams won their first round games as shown above.  Cluster 10 teams won 10 first round games out of 18 teams.


Cluster 5 teams experiences the most losses in the first round.


Cluster 4 only has one win.  Guess who?


Feel free to review my cluster results here on Lumira Cloud.

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