Strange Researches

NCAA Picks

This is an experiment to see which prediction source accumulates the most points using a standard scoring system.

The highest possible score is 1,920 points. Each of the 6 rounds has a max possible score of 320 points.

There are three groups of test subjects:

Predictions generated by automated algorithms, predictions generated by experts, and predictions generated by guessing.

Method of Making Picks In the Fantasy Movie League

Fantasy Movie League picks

1. Here is the calculator spreadsheet.
2. Go to Pro Box Office. Copy and paste the Forecasts table.
3. Go to Fantasy Movie League and get the values for each movie that is available to choose. (Note: see if this scraping can be done by a Python script)
4. If a movie doesn't have a forecast, look at Box Office Mojo and check on what the dropoff is from week to week for that movie's genre.