Location

Jereld R. Nicholson Library: Grand Avenue

Subject Area

Economics

Description

We study factors affecting the winning percentages of Division III football teams. Using data from the NCAA for the 2014 through 2016 seasons, we find that both offensive and defensive outcomes equally affect winning percentages. Our results suggest that when it comes to winning, there is no statistically significant difference between the impact of having a more prolific offense or having a solid defense.

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Factors Affecting the Winning Percentages of Division III Football Teams

Jereld R. Nicholson Library: Grand Avenue

We study factors affecting the winning percentages of Division III football teams. Using data from the NCAA for the 2014 through 2016 seasons, we find that both offensive and defensive outcomes equally affect winning percentages. Our results suggest that when it comes to winning, there is no statistically significant difference between the impact of having a more prolific offense or having a solid defense.