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Home/Away Differences Last 10 Years!

Earlier this week I went over how all 120 teams have fared at home this decade and how they have fared on the road. Here are the results for all 120 teams combined.

120 FBS Home team records: 4625-2690 (63.2%)
120 FBS Away team records: 2642-3959 (40.0%)

That means that on the average teams in the FBS (1A) have a home winning % that is 23.2% greater than their away winning percentage. Now you guys know me by now. I cant leave things go at just that without having a few more questions answered. I wonder which teams play at a much higher level at home than they do on the road. This would be answered by taking the home winning % and subtracting the road %. Also which teams are true road warriors almost playing as well on the road as they do at home? Here are the results for all 120 teams for their home and away records this decades. I ranked them in order of biggest disparity between home and away % to the lowest.

Home/Away Differences

Rank
Team Home Win % Away Win % Diff
1
Troy 87.23% 36.23% 51.00%
2
Arkansas St 66.04% 18.75% 47.29%
3
Kansas St 70.59% 29.79% 40.80%
4
Marshall 72.41% 31.67% 40.75%
5
Kansas 62.12% 23.91% 38.21%
6
Louisiana Tech 64.71% 27.27% 37.43%
7
Iowa St 58.46% 21.57% 36.89%
8
Virginia 66.15% 31.48% 34.67%
9
Texas Tech 82.26% 48.15% 34.11%
10
Utah St 46.00% 12.12% 33.88%
11
Iowa 81.82% 48.00% 33.82%
12
Colorado 63.33% 30.00% 33.33%
13
Arizona St 67.16% 35.29% 31.87%
14
Toledo 74.14% 42.37% 31.77%
15
San Jose St 50.94% 19.40% 31.54%
16
Connecticut 69.35% 38.18% 31.17%
17
Oregon St 73.77% 42.86% 30.91%
18
UTEP 54.24% 23.73% 30.51%
19
Akron 54.90% 24.62% 30.29%
20
Penn St 75.71% 45.65% 30.06%
21
Nevada 71.67% 41.67% 30.00%
22
Maryland 71.88% 43.14% 28.74%
23
UAB 54.72% 26.56% 28.15%
24
Arkansas 72.22% 44.19% 28.04%
25
Northern Illinois 75.44% 47.46% 27.98%
26
San Diego St 50.85% 22.95% 27.90%
27
Mississippi 59.70% 32.00% 27.70%
28
Missouri 72.13% 44.44% 27.69%
29
Hawaii 76.54% 49.02% 27.52%
30
Clemson 73.13% 45.83% 27.30%
31
Oklahoma 96.83% 69.77% 27.06%
32
Rice 54.90% 27.87% 27.03%
33
Indiana 47.62% 20.75% 26.86%
34
Baylor 46.03% 19.23% 26.80%
35
Wyoming 49.15% 22.41% 26.74%
36
Nebraska 77.78% 51.06% 26.71%
37
New Mexico St 43.86% 17.19% 26.67%
38
UCLA 65.57% 39.29% 26.29%
39
ULM 50.00% 23.88% 26.12%
40
Texas A&M 65.67% 40.43% 25.25%
41
Western Michigan 59.26% 34.43% 24.83%
42
SMU 43.33% 18.64% 24.69%
43
Southern Miss 71.93% 47.54% 24.39%
44
Houston 63.33% 39.29% 24.05%
45
USF 73.77% 50.00% 23.77%
46
Wisconsin 79.71% 56.00% 23.71%
47
Idaho 40.00% 16.42% 23.58%
48
UCF 61.67% 38.33% 23.33%
49
Utah 84.48% 61.40% 23.08%
50
Louisiana 50.00% 26.98% 23.02%
51
South Carolina 66.67% 43.75% 22.92%
52
Washington 47.69% 25.00% 22.69%
53
Middle Tennessee 61.54% 39.06% 22.48%
54
Colorado St 56.36% 33.93% 22.44%
55
Purdue 61.19% 39.22% 21.98%
56
California 68.25% 46.30% 21.96%
57
Cincinnati 71.67% 50.00% 21.67%
58
Syracuse 49.21% 27.78% 21.43%
59
Tulsa 63.33% 41.94% 21.40%
60
Memphis 50.79% 29.63% 21.16%
61
Kent St 48.15% 27.42% 20.73%
62
Oklahoma St 69.70% 49.02% 20.68%
63
Central Michigan 59.62% 39.06% 20.55%
64
FIU 41.30% 20.75% 20.55%
65
Tulane 43.33% 22.81% 20.53%
66
Michigan St 63.24% 42.86% 20.38%
67
Auburn 79.45% 59.09% 20.36%
68
Ohio 54.72% 34.38% 20.34%
69
Kentucky 51.47% 31.25% 20.22%
70
Illinois 50.00% 29.79% 20.21%
71
Louisville 74.19% 54.55% 19.65%
72
Temple 42.86% 23.33% 19.52%
73
NC State 60.29% 40.82% 19.48%
74
Fresno St 74.14% 54.69% 19.45%
75
East Carolina 57.14% 37.70% 19.44%
76
LSU 85.92% 66.67% 19.25%
77
Boston College 76.92% 57.69% 19.23%
78
WKU 59.65% 40.63% 19.02%
79
TCU 87.93% 68.97% 18.97%
80
Minnesota 56.06% 37.25% 18.81%
81
Air Force 63.93% 45.45% 18.48%
82
West Virginia 80.00% 61.54% 18.46%
83
Mississippi St 43.08% 25.00% 18.08%
84
Eastern Michigan 32.00% 14.29% 17.71%
85
Michigan 72.86% 55.32% 17.54%
86
Alabama 73.61% 56.82% 16.79%
87
BYU 73.33% 56.90% 16.44%
88
Boise St 96.92% 80.70% 16.22%
89
Florida St 71.43% 55.77% 15.66%
90
North Carolina 52.38% 37.04% 15.34%
91
New Mexico 53.23% 37.93% 15.29%
92
UNLV 37.29% 22.03% 15.25%
93
Stanford 53.33% 38.18% 15.15%
94
Ohio St 90.14% 75.56% 14.59%
95
Pittsburgh 67.19% 52.83% 14.36%
96
Oregon 79.69% 66.04% 13.65%
97
Florida Atlantic 52.08% 38.46% 13.62%
98
Florida 81.82% 68.29% 13.53%
99
Arizona 48.48% 35.29% 13.19%
100
Rutgers 52.31% 39.22% 13.09%
101
Wake Forest 55.56% 42.59% 12.96%
102
Tennessee 71.43% 58.70% 12.73%
103
Georgia Tech 68.25% 55.56% 12.70%
104
Bowling Green 65.38% 53.13% 12.26%
105
Washington St 50.00% 38.89% 11.11%
106
Virginia Tech 83.82% 72.92% 10.91%
107
Navy 62.96% 52.17% 10.79%
108
Miami, Ohio 56.86% 46.27% 10.59%
109
USC 86.67% 76.27% 10.40%
110
Northwestern 55.74% 45.45% 10.28%
111
North Texas 40.38% 30.77% 9.62%
112
Miami 76.19% 66.67% 9.52%
113
Notre Dame 59.38% 50.00% 9.38%
114
Vanderbilt 32.31% 23.08% 9.23%
115
Buffalo 29.09% 20.97% 8.12%
116
Duke 22.58% 14.55% 8.04%
117
Ball St 46.30% 40.63% 5.67%
118
Army 30.91% 26.00% 4.91%
119
Georgia 80.95% 77.27% 3.68%
120
Texas 85.25% 88.37% -3.13%

Troy St wins 87% of its home games and only 36% of the time on the road. That makes playing in Veterans Memorial Stadium a tough test. Of course Troy does play a lot of BCS non conference teams on the road and hosts some FCS or 1AA teams as well as the Sun Belt so that has something to do with the difference. I would expect the majority of the top 25 to be made up of non BCS schools who must take on the big boys away from home in money games. There are some surprising BCS conference schools in the Top 20 and most of those teams are ones that I equate as having solid home field edges and this bears that out. Kansas St wins 70.6% of its games at home but only 29.8% of the time on the road and their 40.8% difference is 3rd highest in the NCAA. Kansas wins 62.1% of their games at home and just 23.9% on the road. Penn St and Iowa have two of the tougher home stadiums and both are in the top 20 in terms of disparity between home and away records.

I have to admit before I produced the chart my first question was is there a team or teams in the NCAA that has a higher winning % on the road than they do at home? The answer is yes. Texas has actually won 88.4% of their true away games while winning just 85.3% at home (2-5 LY!). Teams that perform almost as well on the road as they do at home are Georgia, Army, Ball St, Duke, Buffalo, Vanderbilt and Notre Dame. Check the chart above for the exact percentages.

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