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Which College Football Programs Held The Best Home Field Advantage During The BCS Era?

If you're an avid reader of College Spun, then you know we're all about BCS-era stats posts. This time around, we thought we'd take a look at which programs held the best home field advantage during the 16-year period.

With the help of the BCS Database, we compiled the home records for every team that played at the FBS football level during the era. While the results weren't shocking on the whole, it was surprising to see just how dominant some of these programs have been. Here are five quick facts we learned:

  • Ohio State compiled the most home wins during the era, but finished third in home win percentage
  • Oklahoma finished with the best winning percentage of a school in a BCS AQ conference, while Boise State finished with the best winning percentage of any program overall
  • Hawaii played the most home games, largely because of the rule that allows them to play 13 per year before the postseason
  • Duke racked up the most home losses with 70 - the Blue Devils also finished with the lowest winning percentage for a BCS AQ school
  • Oregon State and UCLA, Pac-12 foes, had identical 69-29 records at home during the era

On to the raw stats.

Rank

Team

Home Wins

Home Losses

Home Win %

1

Boise State

94

6

94.00%

2

Oklahoma

90

7

92.78%

3

Ohio State

98

14

87.50%

4

Oregon

89

15

85.58%

5

LSU

93

19

83.04%

6

Virginia Tech

87

18

82.86%

7

Texas

80

17

82.47%

8

Florida

85

19

81.73%

9

Nebraska

92

21

81.42%

10

Georgia

82

19

81.19%

11

Wisconsin

88

21

80.73%

12

TCU

75

18

80.65%

13

Florida State

84

21

80.00%

14

Troy

52

13

80.00%

15

USC

79

21

79.00%

16

Michigan

86

23

78.90%

17

Fresno State

73

20

78.49%

18

Marshall

74

21

77.89%

19

Kansas State

87

25

77.68%

20

Texas Tech

76

23

76.77%

21

BYU

74

23

76.29%

22

Miami (FL)

77

24

76.24%

23

Alabama

86

27

76.11%

24

N. Illinois

68

22

75.56%

25

Penn State

83

27

75.45%

26

Auburn

87

29

75.00%

27

Clemson

81

27

75.00%

28

Toledo

72

24

75.00%

29

Louisville

76

26

74.51%

30

Utah

69

25

73.40%

31

Tennessee

81

30

72.97%

32

West Virginia

75

28

72.82%

33

Arkansas

77

30

71.96%

34

OK State

73

29

71.57%

35

Georgia Tech

72

30

70.59%

36

Oregon State

69

29

70.41%

37

UCLA

69

29

70.41%

38

Boston College

70

30

70.00%

39

Cincinnati

68

30

69.39%

40

Notre Dame

71

32

68.93%

41

Missouri

68

31

68.69%

42

Michigan State

74

34

68.52%

43

Texas A&M

75

35

68.18%

44

UCF

64

30

68.09%

45

Arizona State

72

34

67.92%

46

Iowa

71

34

67.62%

47

Arkansas State

58

29

66.67%

48

South Carolina

72

36

66.67%

49

So. Mississippi

58

30

65.91%

50

NC State

70

37

65.42%

51

Air Force

64

34

65.31%

52

Louisiana Tech

51

29

63.75%

53

Bowling Green

55

32

63.22%

54

Pittsburgh

67

39

63.21%

55

Purdue

67

39

63.21%

56

East Carolina

58

34

63.04%

57

Hawaii

75

44

63.03%

58

South Florida

51

30

62.96%

59

W. Michigan

54

32

62.79%

60

Nevada

59

35

62.77%

61

Stanford

62

37

62.63%

62

Ohio

55

33

62.50%

63

Houston

59

36

62.11%

64

Maryland

63

39

61.76%

65

Virginia

64

40

61.54%

66

M. Tennessee

49

31

61.25%

67

Connecticut

53

34

60.92%

68

Rice

52

34

60.47%

69

Washington

62

42

59.62%

70

Tulsa

57

40

58.76%

71

Colorado State

51

36

58.62%

72

California

58

41

58.59%

73

Texas State

7

5

58.33%

74

UTSA

7

5

58.33%

75

Ole Miss

62

45

57.94%

76

C. Michigan

49

36

57.65%

77

Minnesota

61

45

57.55%

78

Miss. State

58

44

56.86%

79

Syracuse

56

43

56.57%

80

Colorado

53

41

56.38%

81

Miami (OH)

45

36

55.56%

82

North Carolina

56

45

55.45%

83

Kansas

58

47

55.24%

84

Navy

49

40

55.06%

85

San Jose State

45

38

54.22%

86

Northwestern

54

46

54.00%

87

Rutgers

56

48

53.85%

88

Texas-El Paso

49

42

53.85%

89

UL-Lafayette

45

39

53.57%

90

Iowa State

54

48

52.94%

91

Arizona

55

49

52.88%

92

UAB

45

41

52.33%

93

Baylor

52

48

52.00%

94

UL-Monroe

41

38

51.90%

95

Utah State

44

41

51.76%

96

Wake Forest

52

49

51.49%

97

San Diego State

48

46

51.06%

98

Wyoming

48

46

51.06%

99

SMU

48

47

50.53%

100

Akron

43

43

50.00%

101

South Alabama

6

6

50.00%

102

Kentucky

53

54

49.53%

103

Ball State

41

42

49.40%

104

Tulane

47

49

48.96%

105

Florida Atlantic

21

22

48.84%

106

Illinois

50

53

48.54%

107

Indiana

47

53

47.00%

108

New Mexico

45

52

46.39%

109

North Texas

38

45

45.78%

110

Kent State

39

47

45.35%

111

Wash. State

44

55

44.44%

112

Memphis

44

56

44.00%

113

NM State

37

53

41.11%

114

Temple

36

54

40.00%

115

Idaho

31

47

39.74%

116

Florida Intl.

18

29

38.30%

117

Vanderbilt

39

64

37.86%

118

UNLV

35

58

37.63%

119

E. Michigan

32

54

37.21%

120

W. Kentucky

14

25

35.90%

121

Buffalo

29

54

34.94%

122

Army

29

59

32.95%

123

Duke

28

70

28.57%

124

UMass

1

10

9.09%

125

Georgia State

0

7

0.00%