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  • Real March Madness is relying on seedings to determine Final Four

    Sheldon H. Jacobson, a professor of computer science, says his operations research analysis model shows picking a combination of top-seeded teams will give you the best odds of winning the Final Four office pool.

    Sheldon H. Jacobson, a professor of computer science, says his operations research analysis model shows picking a combination of top-seeded teams will give you the best odds of winning the Final Four office pool.

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  • Editor's note: To contact Sheldon Jacobson, call 217- 244-7275 or 217-333-3328; e-mailshj@illinois.edu. Visit http://bracketodds.cs.illinois.edu to see the model in action.