By Nate Silver > New York Times, Photo by: Scott Dierdorf
When is 10th place – or even 12th, 13th, 14th and maybe even 15th place – better than 8th place? According to some studies, in March Madness NCAA rankings. Because of the matchups each ranking faces, a lower ranking could translate into a longer tournament run. Read more about the phenomenon on the FiveThirtyEight blog at nytimes.com.