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NCAA Tournament Based on Academic Performance

2014bracket005Inside Higher Ed has posted its annual NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament bracket based on the teams academic performance:  the that team dominates in the classroom, not necessarily on the court.

Here’s how the winners are determined:

“To determine the winners, we look to the Academic Progress Rate, the NCAA’s multiyear measure of a team’s classroom performance (in this case, from to 2008-12). When two teams tie, as they inevitably do, we turn to the NCAA’s Graduation Success Rate, which measures the proportion of athletes on track to graduate within six years.”

This year’s final four: Dayton, Memphis, American and Michigan.

Champion: Dayton beats Michigan.

Read the full report here.