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dc.contributor.authorStoldt, G. Clayton, 1962-
dc.contributor.authorPerline, Martin M.
dc.contributor.authorVermillion, Mark C.
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-04T21:04:06Z
dc.date.available2020-06-04T21:04:06Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationStoldt, G. Clayton, 1962-; Perline, Martin M.; Vermillion, Mark C. (2013). Competitive balance in college football: Additional analysis on the effects of changes in conference membership. The Journal of SPORT, 2(2), 130-153en_US
dc.identifier.issn2328-7624
dc.identifier.urihttps://soar.wichita.edu/handle/10057/17691
dc.description.abstractNumerous studies (Perline & Stoldt, 2007; Perline, Stoldt & Vermillion, 2012: Rhoads, 2004) have indicated that changes in college athletic conference membership at the NCAA Division I FBS level result in greater levels of competitive balance in football. The purpose of this study is to determine if member churning in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and the Big East between the years of 1999 and 2011 led to a greater degree of competitive analysis. Three methods of assessing competitive balance were employed. Two—the standard deviation of winning percentages and the Hirfindahl-Hirschman Index—are commonly used in competitive balance studies. The authors included range of winning percentages as an additional method. Results indicate that competitive balance in football improved in both conferences after changes in membership. This aligns the findings of this study with previous research and supports the contention that football is the primary consideration when conferences make changes in their membership (Fort & Quirk, 1999).en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherKent State Universityen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesThe Journal of Sport;v.2 no.2
dc.subjectCollege footballen_US
dc.subjectConference membershipen_US
dc.titleCompetitive balance in college football: Additional analysis on the effects of changes in conference membershipen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.rights.holderKent State University granted Open Access to this journalen_US


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