I was looking at the overall season record for South Alabama and noticed this: HTML: Overall Pct. Streak Home Away Neutral 11 - 14 .440 L1 4 - 0 1 - 8 6 - 6 The different win percentages by location, 100%, 12.5%, and 50% really stood out. They are not a terrible team as they were 3 and 5 versus ranked opponents during the season with two wins at neutral sites and their lone victory away was at #60 GSU. I watched two of their home matches and they looked strong but I don't think the opponents I saw were that tough. What I was wondering about the different winning percentages in home vs away is what makes the biggest difference to the players? Is it just the travel grind for the opponents that gives the home team an advantage? During the year I counted 15 different away trips made by the team. How much does the home crowd come into play at most college matches? When I watch USA play there are usually only a couple dozen spectators at most and a good number of them are other players and coaches. In their home venue, which isn't spectacular, you can only easily watch two of the ongoing matches from the bleachers so some of the outer matches may have only an occasional umpire watching. Does familiarity with the court surface and environment have much of a difference? I'm just curious about what the current and past collegiate players feel about this (and anyone else who wants to weigh in, of course).