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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

Rk School W L %
1 Texas 39 5 88.64%
2 Georgia 35 8 81.40%
3 Boise St 46 12 79.31%
4 Ohio St 35 11 76.09%
5 USC 42 14 75.00%
6 Oklahoma 31 11 73.81%
7 Virginia Tech 35 14 71.43%
8 Florida 28 13 68.29%
9 Miami, Fl 36 17 67.92%
10 TCU 39 19 67.24%
11 LSU 29 16 64.44%
12 Oregon 32 20 61.54%
13 Tennessee 28 18 60.87%
14 West Virginia 31 20 60.78%
15 Georgia Tech 32 21 60.38%
16 BYU 34 23 59.65%
17 Utah 33 23 58.93%
18 Florida St 30 22 57.69%
19 Wisconsin 28 22 56.00%
20 Louisville 30 24 55.56%
21 Auburn 24 20 54.55%
22 Bowling Green 34 29 53.97%
23 Boston College 28 24 53.85%
24 Michigan 25 22 53.19%
25 Fresno St 34 31 52.31%
26 Pittsburgh 27 25 51.92%
27 Clemson 24 23 51.06%
27 Notre Dame 24 23 51.06%
29 Alabama 22 22 50.00%
29 Cincinnati 29 29 50.00%
31 Nebraska 23 24 48.94%
32 Southern Miss 30 32 48.39%
33 Oregon St 27 29 48.21%
34 Texas Tech 25 28 47.17%
35 Navy 21 24 46.67%
36 USF 25 29 46.30%
36 Air Force 25 29 46.30%
38 Iowa 23 27 46.00%
39 California 25 30 45.45%
40 WKU 28 34 45.16%
41 Miami, Oh 30 37 44.78%
42 Penn St 21 26 44.68%
43 Northwestern 24 30 44.44%
44 Washington St 23 30 43.40%
44 Wake Forest 23 30 43.40%
46 Northern Illinois 25 33 43.10%
46 Toledo 25 33 43.10%
48 Hawaii 21 28 42.86%
49 Ball St 27 37 42.19%
50 South Carolina 20 28 41.67%
51 New Mexico 24 34 41.38%
52 Missouri 19 27 41.30%
53 Purdue 21 30 41.18%
53 Oklahoma St 21 30 41.18%
53 Maryland 21 30 41.18%
56 UCLA 22 32 40.74%
57 Colorado St 22 33 40.00%
57 East Carolina 24 36 40.00%
59 Texas A&M 19 29 39.58%
59 NC State 19 29 39.58%
61 Arkansas 17 26 39.53%
62 Tulsa 24 37 39.34%
63 Rutgers 20 31 39.22%
64 Troy 27 42 39.13%
65 Connecticut 21 34 38.18%
65 Florida Atlantic 21 34 38.18%
67 Central Michigan 24 39 38.10%
68 Michigan St 19 31 38.00%
68 Arizona St 19 31 38.00%
70 Minnesota 19 32 37.25%
71 Houston 21 36 36.84%
72 Middle Tennessee 23 41 35.94%
73 Western Michigan 22 40 35.48%
74 Arizona 18 33 35.29%
75 Virginia 19 35 35.19%
75 North Carolina 19 35 35.19%
77 UCF 21 39 35.00%
78 Mississippi 17 32 34.69%
78 Colorado 17 32 34.69%
80 Nevada 21 40 34.43%
81 Ohio 22 42 34.38%
82 Memphis 18 35 33.96%
83 Marshall 20 40 33.33%
83 Stanford 18 36 33.33%
85 Kansas St 15 31 32.61%
86 UAB 19 44 30.16%
87 Akron 19 45 29.69%
88 Illinois 14 34 29.17%
88 Kentucky 14 34 29.17%
90 North Texas 18 47 27.69%
91 Washington 14 37 27.45%
92 Kent St 17 45 27.42%
93 Iowa St 14 38 26.92%
94 UTEP 16 44 26.67%
95 Louisiana 16 46 25.81%
95 Rice 16 46 25.81%
97 Kansas 12 35 25.53%
98 UNLV 15 44 25.42%
99 San Jose St 17 50 25.37%
100 Vanderbilt 13 39 25.00%
101 Louisiana Tech 17 52 24.64%
102 Miss St 13 40 24.53%
103 San Diego St 14 47 22.95%
104 ULM 15 51 22.73%
105 Syracuse 12 41 22.64%
106 Tulane 13 45 22.41%
107 Temple 13 46 22.03%
108 Wyoming 12 46 20.69%
109 Buffalo 12 50 19.35%
110 New Mexico St 12 52 18.75%
111 Arkansas St 11 52 17.46%
112 FIU 8 38 17.39%
113 Indiana 9 44 16.98%
114 Idaho 11 56 16.42%
115 Army 8 42 16.00%
116 Baylor 8 44 15.38%
117 SMU 8 50 13.79%
118 Utah St 9 57 13.64%
119 Duke 7 49 12.50%
120 Eastern Michigan 7 54 11.48%

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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