Away Records Past Decade
Yesterday I took a look at the best and worst home teams this decade and today I take a look at the road warriors. Here are the current away records this decade.
Away Records Past Decade
|99||San Jose St||17||50||25.37%|
|103||San Diego St||14||47||22.95%|
|110||New Mexico St||12||52||18.75%|
The king of the road warriors is Texas which is 39-5 on the road this decade. I know that Mark Richt has a great record in opposing home stadiums and this is shown by Georgia’s 35-8 record on the road this decade. The usual suspects are at the top with Oklahoma, Boise St, Ohio St, USC, Virginia Tech, Miami Fl, LSU, TCU and Florida all winning over 64% of the time on the road.
Yesterday I pointed out that the average home winning percentage for all 120 FBS teams was 63.4% (4593-2651). The 120 teams are a combined 2602-3957 on the road or just 39.7%. Yes, those numbers add up to more than 100% but that is because wins at home and on the road vs FCS teams (1AA) only count in the win column and not in the loss column.
Yesterday I pointed out that just 26 teams had a losing record at home this decade. The numbers are similar on the road with just 28 teams able to post winning records away from home this decade. Those 28 teams basically looks like a listing of the whose who in college football but there are a few surprises. Bowling Green and Louisville are not known as being powerhouses but make that list.
The teams at the bottom of the list are the usual suspects with Eastern Michigan taking the title for worst road record of the decade. The only teams that have been regularly in the postseason as of late that are in the bottom third are Kansas (25.5%) and Kentucky (29%).
Yesterday I took at look at home teams and the amount of wins they had as compared to the amount of times they were expected to lose (underdog). Today I look at road teams and the amount of wins they had as opposed to the amount of times they were expected to win on the road. First let me take a look at which teams have been favored the most on the road this decade. The winner is USC at 48 times or nearly 5 times a year. They have been favored in 48 of their 56 road games. Here is the top ten. 1. USC (48) 2. Boise St (46) 3. Texas (40) 4. Miami, Fl (38) Tied at 5. Ohio State (37), Florida St (37) and TCU (37) 8. Virginia Tech (36) and Utah (36 (32) 10. Oklahoma (35)
Buffalo from 2000-2008 had never been favored or expected to win a road game but last year were favored in two games. The others that have been favored on the road 4 times or less are Duke (1), Eastern Michigan (2), FIU (3), Army (3), Baylor (4) and Indiana (4).
Here are the teams that have underperformed on the road this decade. Kansas St has been favored to win 24 games on the road this decade but has only won 15 of them for -9. There are 8 teams that have won 4 or fewer times than they have been favored this decade. I will list them in order and the number in parenthesis is the amount of times they have been favored minus the amount of actual road wins. Nebraska (7), Florida St (7), Michigan (6), USC (6) Penn St (5), Tulsa (5), and Oklahoma (4).
Now lets look at the teams that outperform expectations on the road. The team that has done the best is Ball St as they have been expected (favorite) to win just 15 road games but they have actually won 27 games on the road or +12. Here are the other teams that do better than expected on the road. Northwestern +11, Buffalo +10, Navy +10, Arizona +10, ULM +9, Troy +9, New Mexico +9, Stanford +9 and Georgia Tech +9. I find it interesting that Notre Dame has only been expected to win 16 times on the road this decade yet are 24-23.
Tomorrow I take a look at the biggest disparities between home and away records this decade.
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