Matt Melton’s got his four-year statistical review of the SEC up and it’s chock full of goodies.
Start with his summary of home field advantage in the conference during that time period.
… Now here is how homefield advantage shakes out in the SEC (in conference play only) with respect to the nation at large (with rank out of the 11 IA conferences in parentheses).As you can see, homefield advantage has meant next to nothing in the SEC over the past four seasons. Home teams have won about 51% of the time, meaning its accounted for a little more than what we would expect from a coin flip.
For you move-the-game-out-of-Jax advocates, Matt notes that Georgia’s road record is three games better than its home record over that time period.
He makes a terrific point about Bo Pelini maybe knowing a little bit about coaching defense with this chart:
And this is the line of the day, as far as I’m concerned:
Auburn fans, your team jumped the shark when Brandon Cox forgot how to play quarterback.