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Compu-Picks: Home-field advantage as a function of distance

Compu-Picks looks at home-field advantage as a function of distance, and shows why distance is a contributing factor to home-field advantage.

Highlights:

Home field is impacted by distance, especially if the distance is large

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There is a sliding scale at work here, just like for home-field advantage as a whole

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The impact of distance appears to be slightly higher for non-BCS leagues

 

I'm also attaching the main table in case you want to see the big picture without dealing with the details from the article.

Same League Record Within 500 km 500 - 1000 km 1000+ km Total
Total BCS 41 - 25 62.1% 41 - 22 65.1% 42 - 19 68.9% 124 - 66 65.3%
Total 61 - 42 59.2% 66 - 34 66.0% 82 - 31 72.6% 209 - 107 66.1%
Home 1 Game better Within 500 km 500 - 1000 km 1000+ km Total
Total BCS 50 - 18 73.5% 43 - 18 70.5% 33 - 16 67.3% 126 - 52 70.8%
Total 80 - 27 74.8% 73 - 26 73.7% 78 - 28 73.6% 231 - 81 74.0%
Home 1 Game worse Within 500 km 500 - 1000 km 1000+ km Total
Total BCS 21 - 29 42.0% 28 - 41 40.6% 36 - 29 55.4% 85 - 99 46.2%
Total 34 - 51 40.0% 47 - 63 42.7% 47 - 56 45.6% 128 - 170 43.0%
Records Within One Game Within 500 km 500 - 1000 km 1000+ km Total
Total BCS 112 - 72 60.9% 112 - 81 58.0% 111 - 64 63.4% 335 - 217 60.7%
Total 175 - 120 59.3% 186 - 123 60.2% 207 - 115 64.3% 568 - 358 61.3%
Home 2+ Games better Within 500 km 500 - 1000 km 1000+ km Total
Total BCS 169 - 7 96.0% 168 - 15 91.8% 134 - 9 93.7% 471 - 31 93.8%
Total 274 - 25 91.6% 307 - 21 93.6% 289 - 16 94.8% 870 - 62 93.3%
Home 2+ Games worse Within 500 km 500 - 1000 km 1000+ km Total
Total BCS 19 - 169 10.1% 15 - 149 9.1% 24 - 114 17.4% 58 - 432 11.8%
Total 33 - 277 10.6% 29 - 288 9.1% 38 - 248 13.3% 100 - 813 11.0%

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