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  1. Ecuador among potential Giant Killers in Brazil - 2014 World Cup

    Peter Keating

    Peter Keating, co-author of ESPN Insider's NCAA tournament Giant Killer series, translates upset criteria to international soccer to identify potential Davids and Goliaths in group stage of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

    Story | Conversation | June 06, 2014
  2. Identifying potential Davids and Goliaths in playoffs - NBA

    Kevin Pelton

    Kevin Pelton applies the principles of Jordan Brenner and Peter Keating to the NBA. Using data from the last 11 postseasons, Pelton examines favorites and underdogs to identify potential upsets in postseason play.

    Story | Conversation | April 18, 2014
  3. San Antonio Spurs have 17 straight playoff appearences - ESPN The...

    Jordan Brenner

    In ESPN The Magazine, Jordan Brenner reveals the special formula that keeps the San Antonio Spurs winning year after year.

    Story | Conversation | April 18, 2014
  4. VCU Rams could have a Final Four-worthy squad - College Basketbal...

    Jordan Brenner

    Jordan Brenner previews the best teams and players in the Atlantic 10 Conference in 2014-15. The VCU Rams highlight the season ahead, while Rhode Island is an early sleeper pick.

    Story | Conversation | April 15, 2014
  5. Aaron Harrison tops All-Giant Killers Team

    Peter Keating and Jordan Brenner

    It's time for one of our greatest annual traditions: naming the fifth annual Donell and Ronell Taylor All-Giant Killers Team. As loyal readers will surely remember, the Taylor twins played for UAB a decade ago, when the Blazers became the first K...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  6. Final Four upset odds for UK, UConn

    Peter Keating and Jordan Brenner

    After two weeks, 60 games and 11 Giant Killer upsets, one thing is clear: If our model had a head, it would have exploded by now. And that's before even getting to a Final Four that features not one but two GK matchups. A Final Four with two differen...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  7. Kentuckys Final Four odds

    Peter Keating and Jordan Brenner

    In a competition as steeped in plot twists as the NCAA tournament, it is only fitting that the one regional final with Giant Killer implications features the preseason No. 1 team. As the Killer. The Kentucky Wildcats have adapted comfortably to an...

    Blog | March 29, 2014
  8. Dayton's odds to reach the Final Four

    Peter Keating and Jordan Brenner

    The Flyers' lopsided Sweet 16 win shouldn't be a surprise. Strange but true: The world should have expected Dayton -- after pulling off two big tournament upsets by a total of three points -- to have a much easier time making the Elite Eight. The rea...

    Blog | March 28, 2014
  9. Tennessee's upset odds against Michigan

    Peter Keating and Jordan Brenner

    This shouldn't be a surprise. Tennessee might be sitting in the Sweet 16 as a No. 11 seed, but truth be told, that number never represented the Volunteers' true ability. Heading into the tournament, our statistical model pegged the Vols as the nat...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  10. Can Kentucky upset Wichita State?

    Peter Keating and Jordan Brenner

    Just typing the words feels strange. Wichita State will face Kentucky in a No. 1 verus No. 8 matchup Sunday. And Wichita State is the Giant. Kentucky is the Killer. When we started forecasting upsets in 2006 using our statistical model, the purpo...

    Blog | March 22, 2014
  11. Mercer's underrated upset odds

    Peter Keating and Jordan Brenner

    This is a game our statistical model didn't see coming -- but maybe it should have. And that has implications for Mercer's odds to advance into the Sweet 16 when it meets GK darling Tennessee. Round of 32 upset odds: It's complicated ... see below...

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  12. Can North Dakota State pull another upset?

    Peter Keating and Jordan Brenner

    Can the North Dakota State Bison do it again? As unlikely as North Dakota State's win over the Oklahoma Sooners appeared -- both in scope and style -- it sure didn't look like a fluke. But what worked against Oklahoma certainly wouldn't translate ...

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  13. Sweet 16 odds for Harvard, Dayton

    Peter Keating and Jordan Brenner

    With a pair of upsets in the books, the Giant Killers team looks ahead to assess the likelihood the Harvard Crimson and Dayton Flyers can advance to the Sweet 16. Is the Syracuse Orange actually a better matchup for Dayton than OSU was? And can the C...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  14. Most likely round of 32 upsets

    Peter Keating and Jordan Brenner

    We've spent the past two days preparing you for every possible upset in the round of 64. But that's not enough to win your pool. So we've put together all the realistic Giant Killer matchups for the round of 32 and computed upset chances for each pot...

    Blog | March 19, 2014
  15. Likeliest upsets in East, starting with Harvard against Cincinnat...

    Peter Keating and Jordan Brenner

    Peter Keating and Jordan Brenner break down the East Region, and take a look at which potential upsets to keep an eye on.

    Story | Conversation | March 18, 2014
  16. Likeliest upsets in West, including North Dakota State against Ok...

    Peter Keating and Jordan Brenner

    Peter Keating and Jordan Brenner break down the West region, and take a look at which potential upsets to keep an eye on.

    Story | Conversation | March 18, 2014