Home field advantage is crucial in college football, more so than it is in any other sport. Having a strong homefield advantage can be the key recipe for an upset, critical win over a rival, or having straight up bragging rights over every other school in the nation. When you think of schools with the best home field advantages in college football, teams like Alabama, LSU, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, Oregon, Wisconsin, Florida State, and Ohio State all come to mind.
However, The Wall Street Journal wanted to find out who actually reigns supreme when it comes to home games since 2000. So they did a little digging and with the help of a statistical outlet called “Prediction Machine,” they came up with the “true” top ten schools. Here are the results:
Uhhhhh what? Only Wisconsin and Michigan deserve a spot on this list. North Texas has a smooth 39-40 record at home since 2000, and they are ranked number 1? Get the fuck outta here. When a team sees that they have to travel to Denton, TX for a road game, they aren’t shivering in fear like they would be if they were headed to the pits of hell that is Tiger Stadium at night. You know this list is bullshit because Kansas makes the list. How’d that home field advantage work out for them against the powerhouse that is the South Dakota State Jackrabbits?
These math nerds need to get their shit outta my sports (fuck WAR). I’m sure there is some sort of usefulness to coaches on analyzing their game plan. But don’t try and tell me that these are the top home spots in all of college football. Don’t piss on my face and tell me it’s raining, Wall Street Journal..
[via Wall Street Journal]
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