Modeling March Madness 2020, a study in data aesthetics

This was prepared by a team including Mariah Samano, Haley Daarstad, Angel Le, Quinn Downey, Simon Hutton, and me, Dan.

A few months ago, we started on the journey of predicting the results to March Madness. Suddenly, the apocalypse came and everything was cancelled. It turns out the end of the world is boring so we continued on this journey by creating what the brackets would have been if these current events had not occurred.

So for those of you playing along at home, we project Michigan to defeat Wisconsin…