Date of Completion

Spring 5-1-2020

Thesis Advisor(s)

Laura Burton

Honors Major

Sport Management


Business Analytics | Econometrics | Finance | Finance and Financial Management | Other Statistics and Probability | Sports Management | Statistical Models


In this paper we review several measures to statistically analyze competitive balance and report which leagues have a wider variance of performance amongst its competitors. Each league seeks to maintain high levels of parity, making matches and overall season more unpredictable and appealing to the general audience. Here we quantify competitive advantage across major sports leagues in numbers using several statistical methods in order for leagues to optimize their revenue.