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A Cheap Ticket to the Dance: Systematic Bias in College Basketball's Ratings Percentage Index

@inproceedings{Sanders2007ACT,
  title={A Cheap Ticket to the Dance: Systematic Bias in College Basketball's Ratings Percentage Index},
  author={Shane Sanders},
  year={2007}
}
A contest model is constructed to examine the existence of conference bias in college basketball’s Ratings Percentage Index (RPI). Though a general RPI bias has been identified in previous literature, this is the first study to address whether the bias is random or systematic in nature. Within the theoretical model, the RPI is shown to be systematically biased against teams in high ability conferences, even when all teams play to expectation and can be transitively compared. Further, the bias… 
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