The nature of regional bias in Heisman voting

  title={The nature of regional bias in Heisman voting},
  author={Nolan Kopkin},
  journal={Journal of Sports Analytics},
  • Nolan Kopkin
  • Published 2019
  • Economics
  • Journal of Sports Analytics
This study explores regional bias in Heisman voting from 1990–2016 using a negative binomial regression model with player-year fixed effects. Analysis confirms finalists receive higher vote tallies in home regions, on average. Additionally, results show regional vote tallies are decreasing in the fraction of other finalists in-region. Furthermore, evidence reveals finalists receive higher vote tallies for each game played against in-region teams and lower vote tallies for each game played by… 
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