The big news this week is not that surrounding the NYSE Group, but rather the outset of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Many of the readers of the Abnormal Returns are of a quantitative bent. For their benefit here are a few sites that approach college basketball with a more rigorous perspective.

David Letscher, professor of computer science at St. Louis University, provided some advice for filling out your bracket in the New York Times. He also posts his quantitatively derived brackets online.

Noted quant, Jeff Sagarin has his college basketball rankings in the USA Today.

Ken Pomeroy has a plethora of statistics on college basketball, including ratings and statistics.

All of this is, of course, for entertainment purposes. Don’t forget to enjoy the hoopla.