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Sports Analytics Fall Challenge Pre-Qualification Meetup


Please send your team's point predictions to [masked] by noon on Wednesday, Jan. 4.

Each team's submission will be ranked by Root Mean Squared Error (RMSE), the results of which will be shared with the judging panel to distribute points for the accuracy component of the grading rubric.

Submit either a .csv, .txt, or .xls(x) file with two columns: 'RECORDNUM' and 'Predicted Points'. Please only include the 3646 RECORDNUMs from the "MLB_Challenge_Data 2015 upd[masked]" data file with (blank) values in the 'Actual_PTS' column in your submission, and order the RECORDNUMs in ascending order (example below).

RECORDNUM             Predicted Points

1145                              22

1146                              4

1147                              0

...                                   ...


6:30 pm - Networking and pizza

6:45 pm - Presentations start

8:30 pm - Wrap-up presentations

9:00 pm - Top teams moving on to SportCon announced

About the Challenge:

Analyze This! & MinneAnalytics are excited to announce a new Sports Analytics challenge in partnership with Inside Edge, a Twin Cities-based sports scouting and data analytics organization with one of the most comprehensive databases of MLB stats in existence!

This competition will kick-off at 6:30 PM on October 12th at the UMN Hanson Hall and finish the afternoon of January 10th at the MinneAnalytics Sports Analytics Conference (held at the University of St. Thomas’ downtown Minneapolis campus). The format will be similar to our recently completed Science Museum of Minnesota Summer Data Challenge including prize money provided by MinneAnalytics.

Please stay tuned for further details.

Let the match-making begin!

Pedro, Mitch, Jake, Daniel, & Kevin

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