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Home court in the ACC strongest among P5 conferences

 

There’s no place like home, especially in the ACC.

We’re right around the midpoint of conference play, and to the surprise of few, home teams have dominated league play. Nine teams have played 10 ACC games; the other six teams have played nine conference games. That equates to 72 matchups.

Home teams have won 47 of 72 times this season, which translates to a win percentage of 65.3 percent. That’s nearly two-thirds of the time and the highest of any Power 5 league.

Here’s a look at how teams in other Power 5 conferences have fared at home:

Big Ten: 43-25 (63.2 percent)

Big 12: 28-17 (62.2 percent)

Pac-12: 35-25 (58.3 percent)

SEC: 32-31 (50.8 percent)

This is actually a slight decline over how last season finished up. In 2015-16, ACC home teams won 65.9 percent of the time (89-46). The year prior — 2014-15 — ACC home teams won just 56.3 percent of the contests they hosted (76-59).

At this point in the season, only three ACC teams have winning records on the road in league play: Virginia (4-1), North Carolina (3-2) and Notre Dame (3-2). Duke, however, has started to perk up away from home recently. The Blue Devils stacked up back-to-back road wins last week over Wake Forest and Notre Dame.

In ACC games, there are five teams that have losing records on their home floors: Pittsburgh (1-4), Clemson (1-3), NC State (2-3), Wake Forest (2-3) and Boston College (2-3).

On the flip side, Boston College and Pitt are the only two teams that have yet to win an away game in league play.

Check the chart below for a team-by-team breakdown of how every ACC program has done in conference play in 2016-17.

 Conference RecordHome RecordAway Record
Boston College2-82-30-5
Clemson3-61-32-3
Duke5-43-12-3
FSU7-35-02-3
GT5-54-11-4
Louisville6-34-12-2
Miami4-53-21-3
NC State3-72-31-4
UNC8-25-03-2
Notre Dame6-43-23-2
Pitt1-81-40-4
Syracuse6-45-01-4
UVA7-23-14-1
VT5-54-11-4
Wake4-62-32-3