College Football Home-Field Advantage Rankings: How Many Points It’s Worth for All 130 Teams

Aug 07, 2019 06:55 PM EDT
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USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Michigan Stadium

  • Collin Wilson uses historical against-the-spread data and Taylor Series calculations to determine how much home field advantage is worth for all 130 FBS college football teams.
  • Traditionally, it's believed that home teams get 3 points baked into the point spread just for being at home, but the numbers range from 4.23 for the best team to .23 for the worst in our rankings.

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