List of Cincinnati Bearcats football seasons

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The Bearcats have played at Nippert Stadium since 1924.

This is a list of seasons completed by the Cincinnati Bearcats football team of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS). Since the team's creation in 1885, the Bearcats have participated in more than 1,100 officially-sanctioned games, including 12 bowl games.

The Bearcats have been a member of numerous athletic conferences. From 1910 through 1924, the Bearcats was a member of the Ohio Athletic Conference. In 1925, the team joined the defunct Buckeye Intercollegiate Athletic Association, where it won 2 conference championships. From 1947 to 1952, the Bearcats was a member of the Mid-American Conference. From 1957 though 1969, Cincinnati competed in the Missouri Valley Conference, where it won two conference championships. As one of the founding members, the Bearcats competed in Conference USA from 1995 through 2004. In 2005, Cincinnati joined its current conference, the Big East. The Bearcat have also competed as a football independent several periods in its existence.[1]

Seasons[edit]

Conference Champions Bowl game berth
Season Coach(es)[1][2] Conference Conference finish Record[1][3] Bowl/Postseason AP Poll Final Ranking
Wins Losses Ties
[A 1]
Cincinnati Bearcats
1885 Ind 1 0 1 N/A
1886 Ind 2 0 0 N/A
1887 Ind 1 0 0 N/A
1888 Ind 1 0 1 N/A
1889 Ind 1 1 0 N/A
1890 Ind 2 1 1 N/A
1891 Ind 4 2 1 N/A
1892 Ind 1 2 0 N/A
1893 Ind 0 6 0 N/A
1894 Ind 3 3 0 N/A
1895 Ind 3 3 0 N/A
1896 Ind 4 3 1 N/A
1897 Ind 9 1 1 N/A
1898 Ind 5 1 3 N/A
1899 Ind 5 2 0 N/A
1900 Ind 3 4 1 N/A
1901 Ind 1 3 1 N/A
1902 Ind 4 2 2 N/A
1903 Ind 1 8 0 N/A
1904 Ind 7 1 0 N/A
1905 Ind 4 3 0 N/A
1906 Ind 0 7 2 N/A
1907 Ind N/A N/A N/A N/A
1908 Ind 1 4 1 N/A
1909 Ind 4 3 1 N/A
1910 OAC 6 3 0 N/A
1911 OAC 6 2 1 N/A
1912 OAC 3 4 1 N/A
1913 OAC 5 3 1 N/A
1914 OAC 6 3 0 N/A
1915 OAC 4 5 0 N/A
1916 OAC 0 8 1 N/A
1917 OAC 0 6 0 N/A
1918 OAC 3 0 2 N/A
1919 OAC 3 4 1 N/A
1920 OAC 4 5 0 N/A
1921 OAC 2 6 0 N/A
1922 OAC 1 7 1 N/A
1923 OAC 6 3 0 N/A
1924 OAC 2 6 1 N/A
1925 Buckeye 4 5 0 N/A
1926 Buckeye 3 5 1 N/A
1927 Buckeye 2 5 2 N/A
1928 Buckeye 6th 1 8 0 N/A
1929 Buckeye 4 4 1 N/A
1930 Buckeye 3rd 5 4 0 N/A
1931 Buckeye 5 4 0 N/A
1932 Buckeye 7 2 0 N/A
1933 Buckeye 1st 7 2 0 N/A
1934 Buckeye 1st 6 2 1 N/A
1935 Buckeye 2nd 7 2 0 N/A
1936 Ind 1 5 3
1937 Ind 0 10 0
1938 Ind 4 5 0
1939 Ind 4 3 2
1940 Ind 5 3 1
1941 Ind 6 3 0
1942 Ind 8 2 0
1943 Ind N/A N/A N/A
1944 Ind N/A N/A N/A
1945 Ind 4 4 0
1946 Ind 9 2 0 Won 1947 Sun Bowl vs. Virginia Tech, 18-6
1947 MAC 1st 7 3 0
1948 MAC 2nd 3 6 1
1949 MAC 1st 7 4 0 Won 1949 Glass Bowl vs. Toledo, 33-13
1950 MAC 1st 8 4 0
1951 MAC 1st 10 1 0 Lost 1951 Sun Bowl vs. West Texas State, 13-14
1952 MAC 1st 8 1 1
1953 Ind 9 1 0
1954 Sid Gillman Ind 8 2 0
1955 George Blackburn Ind 1 6 2
1956 George Blackburn Ind 4 5 0
1957 George Blackburn MVC 4th 5 4 1
1958 George Blackburn MVC 2nd 6 2 2
1959 George Blackburn MVC 5th 5 4 1
1960 George Blackburn MVC 3rd 4 6 0
1961 Charles Studley MVC 3rd 3 7 0
1962 Charles Studley MVC 3rd 2 8 0
1963 Charles Studley MVC 1st 6 4 0
1964 Charles Studley MVC 1st 8 2 0
1965 Charles Studley MVC 3rd 5 5 0
1966 Charles Studley MVC 3rd 3 7 0
1967 Homer Rice MVC 3rd 3 6 0
1968 Homer Rice MVC 3rd 5 4 1
1969 Ray Callahan MVC 3rd 4 6 0
1970 Ray Callahan Ind 7 4 0
1971 Ray Callahan Ind 7 4 0
1972 Ray Callahan Ind 2 9 0
1973 Tony Mason Ind 4 7 0
1974 Tony Mason Ind 7 4 0
1975 Tony Mason Ind 6 5 0
1976 Tony Mason Ind 9 2 0
1977 Ralph Staub Ind 5 4 2
1978 Ralph Staub Ind 5 6 0
1979 Ralph Staub Ind 2 9 0
1980 Ralph Staub Ind 2 9 0
1981 Mike Gottfried Ind 6 5 0
1982 Mike Gottfried Ind 6 5 0
1983 Watson Brown Ind 4 6 1
1984 Dave Currey Ind 2 9 0
1985 Dave Currey Ind 5 6 0
1986 Dave Currey Ind 5 6 0
1987 Dave Currey Ind 4 7 0
1988 Dave Currey Ind 3 8 0
1989 Tim Murphy Ind 1 9 1
1990 Tim Murphy Ind 1 10 0
1991 Tim Murphy Ind 4 7 0
1992 Tim Murphy Ind 3 8 0
1993 Tim Murphy Ind 8 3 0
1994 Rick Minter Ind 2 8 1
1995 Rick Minter Ind 6 5 0
1996 Rick Minter C-USA 3rd 6 5
1997 Rick Minter C-USA 4th 8 4 Won 1997 Humanitarian Bowl vs. Utah State, 35-19
1998 Rick Minter C-USA 7th 2 9
1999 Rick Minter C-USA 9th 3 8
2000 Rick Minter C-USA 2nd 7 5 Lost 2000 Motor City Bowl vs. Marshall, 14-25
2001 Rick Minter C-USA 2nd 7 5 Lost 2001 Motor City Bowl vs. Toledo, 14-26
2002 Rick Minter C-USA 1st 7 7 Lost 2002 New Orleans Bowl vs. North Texas, 19-24
2003 Rick Minter C-USA 9th 5 7
2004 Mark Dantonio C-USA 2nd 7 5 Won 2004 Fort Worth Bowl vs. Marshall, 32-14
2005 Mark Dantonio Big East Tied-6th 4 7
2006 Brian Kelly, Mark Dantonio Big East Tied-4th 8 5 Won 2007 International Bowl vs. Western Michigan, 27-24
2007 Brian Kelly Big East Tied-3rd 10 3 Won 2007 PapaJohns.com Bowl vs. Southern Mississippi, 31-21 17
2008 Brian Kelly Big East 1st 11 3 Lost 2009 Orange Bowl vs. Virginia Tech, 7-20 17
2009 Brian Kelly, Jeff Quinn Big East 1st 12 1 Lost 2010 Sugar Bowl vs. Florida, 24-51 8
2010 Butch Jones Big East 7th 4 8
2011 Butch Jones Big East Tied-1st 10 3 Won 2011 Liberty Bowl vs. Vanderbilt, 31-24 25
2012 Butch Jones, Steve Stripling Big East Tied-1st 10 3 Won 2012 Belk Bowl vs. Duke, 48-34
2013 Tommy Tuberville AAC 3rd 9 4 Lost 2013 Belk Bowl vs. North Carolina, 17-39
Total 580 559 51 (Through 2013 Season)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Overtime rules in college football were introduced in 1996, making ties impossible in the period since.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Cincinnati Bearcats Index. Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2011-10-11.
  2. ^ Cincinnati Coaching Records. College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 13 October 2011.
  3. ^ Year-by-Year Records . Gobearcats.com. Retrieved 12 October 2011.
  4. ^ Whiteside, Kelly (August 25, 2006). "Overtime system still excites coaches". USA Today. Retrieved 2008-09-29. 

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