Each year, sixty-four teams receive invitations to the Women's Division I National Championship. These sixty-four teams are split into two thirty-two team categories known as at-large and automatic bids. Every year, analysts attempt to model and predict how the committee decides on which teams receive at-large bids into the tournament and the seeding of the sixty-four chosen teams. Methods of logistic regression and random forests were used to model the committee's selection process. Multiple statistics were gathered to be used as predictors within the models created. These methods were tested on data from the 2013-2019 seasons. Overall, the random forest method was found to be the most predictive in modeling the at-large selection process and seeding.
Coia, Hunter D., "Predictive Modeling for the Women's Division I National Championship Bracketing" (2019). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 8537.
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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