Party schools vs. nerds: Who's the better football bet?

Aug 20, 2012 |
West Virgina was named the top party school.
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West Virgina was named the top party school.
Photo By - USPRESSWIRE
The 2013 edition of The Best 377 Colleges goes on sale Tuesday and the Princeton Review has once again released it's top 20 party schools and stone cold sober schools.

We thought it would be fun to take a look and see how these schools compare when it comes to covering the spread in college football. We took the top 10 party schools on the list that have FBS (Division 1-A) football teams and examined them against the only four schools in the top 20 with FBS teams among the Stone Cold Sober schools.

The winner? Looks like the nerds by a bit when it comes to betting the spread using the numbers from last season. But the party schools are better straight up and they see more overs than unders.

Biggest party schools (straight up, against the spread, over/under)

1. West Virginia University, Morgantown - 10-3, 7-6. 9-4
2. University of Iowa, Iowa City - 7-6, 5-8, 7-6
3. Ohio University, Athens - 10-4, 7-7, 7-7
4. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - 7-6, 6-7, 10-3
5. University of Georgia, Athens - 10-4, 8-6, 7-7
6. University of Florida, Gainesville - 7-6. 4-8-1, 6-7
8. Florida State University, Tallahassee - 9-4, 7-6, 4-9
9. Miami University of Ohio, Oxford - 4-8, 7-5, 6-6
10. Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y. - 5-7, 3-9, 8-4
11. Penn State - 9-4, 3-9-1, 2-10-1

Total - 78-52 SU, 57-71-2 ATS, 66-63-1 O/U

Stone cold sober schools (straight up, against the spread, over/under)

1. BYU - 10-3, 9-4, 6-7
3. Navy - 5-7, 6-6, 6-6
6. Army - 3-9, 6-6, 6-6
16. Air Force - 5-7, 6-6, 6-6

Total - 25-25 SU, 27-23 ATS, 24-25 O/U
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