## Thursday, March 3, 2011

64 teams play 63 total games

Round:
1 --> 32 games
2 --> 16
3 --> 8
4 --> 4
5 --> 2
6 --> 1

32 + 16 + 8 + 4 + 2 + 1 = 63

There are 2^63 different ways to fill out the bracket.

The current and commonly used formula for determining the RPI of a team at any given time is as follows.
RPI = (WP * 0.25) + (OWP * 0.50) + (OOWP * 0.25)
where WP is Winning Percentage, OWP is Opponents' Winning Percentage and OOWP is Opponents' Opponents' Winning Percentage.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ratings_Percentage_Index

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