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The Eliminator: Who will win?

Originally Published: March 19, 2010
By Paul Carr | ESPN Stats & Information

Some people consider picking a World Cup champion an art. Some consider it a science. Some take the easy way out and always choose Brazil. That isn't a bad strategy, since it has proven to be right five times in 18 World Cups. But automatically picking the favorite isn't the most entertaining way to prognosticate.

The Eliminator is.

The Eliminator doesn't pick a winner. It chooses 31 losers, using historical statistics and trends to identify the traits of a champion and apply those ...

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