Have you ever wondered how traveling long distances affects winning during March Madness?
Let’s start off with a little history lesson.
Did you know that #1 seed has never lost in the 1st round to a 16th seed? And that Top 4 seeds win 80% of the time in rounds 1&2? Travel might have something to do with it as higher seeds travel an average of 128 fewer miles than lower seeded opponents
Being a lower seed isn’t easy when it comes to traveling for the NCAA Tournament. Lower seeded teams travel on average 435 miles further than the top 4 seeds. They pay heavily for this with their odds of winning being reduced to only 33.6% over teams that play closer to home…
In our second animation for the Busbank we explain how traveling affects college athletes while competing on NCAA Tournaments. Important data and tips make this animated infographic a must for any sportsman!