On average, the ACC went 38-19 (.664) at home over the past eight seasons and was underdogs twice per year. I thought about different ways of ranking the stadiums—just use 2008 record, use the current coaches home record, use ATS data, etc. Using just last season is too small a data point.
ATS data is good, but punishes really good teams who are often favored. The current coaches record I think could be a suitable replacement for my data but coaches have varying tenures so you are not pulling the same number of data points for each.
I found overall record was the best indicator because even if a stadium is tough to win in, its overall record is the biggest determinant. I have heard coaches and players say Duke is tough to play because of the small crowd and lack of energy, but the record does not back this up.
Certain stadiums like Clemson's may be louder, but BC's much smaller home field has been tougher to win at than the Tigers.
Obviously with certain teams on the upswing and others on the downswing, this ranking is by no means a reflection of what teams' home records will be this year.
What are your thoughts on what are the toughest stadiums in the ACC?