List of Ohio State Buckeyes football seasons

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The first football team representing the Ohio State University in 1890.
The Buckeyes take to the field for a game during the 2006 season.

The Ohio State Buckeyes college football team competes as part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision, representing the Ohio State University in the Leaders Division of the Big Ten Conference. Ohio State has played their home games at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio since 1922.[1]

The Buckeyes claim seven national championships[2] along with 36 conference championships and ten undefeated seasons (six perfect seasons). Ohio State is second among all Big Ten programs in terms of conference championships (34) and has an overall record of 468-171-24 in conference play.[3] With 837 wins in over 123 seasons of football, Ohio State ranks sixth among all programs in terms of total wins and is sixth all-time in win–loss records in the NCAA.[4]

Football was introduced to the university by George Cole and Alexander S. Lilley in 1890. Lilley led the Buckeyes to a record of three wins and five losses over his two seasons as head coach. Ohio State was a football independent from 1890 to 1901 before joining the Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) as a charter member in 1902.[2] The Buckeyes won two conference championships while members of the OAC and in 1913 became members of the Big Ten Conference.[5] The school saw its first real success in football and in the Big Ten under head coach John Wilce, who spent sixteen years at the university and won three conference championships, with a Rose Bowl appearance in 1921. Ohio State won two more Big Ten titles under head coach Francis Schmidt and would win their first national championship in 1942 under legendary head coach Paul Brown.[2]

Following World War II, Ohio State saw sparse success on the football field with three separate coaches and in 1951 would hire Woody Hayes to coach the team. Under his guidance Ohio State won thirteen Big Ten championships and national championships in 1954, 1957, 1961, 1968 and 1970. During his tenure Ohio State appeared Rose Bowl eight times, with the Buckeyes winning four of them.[2] Following Hayes' dismissal in 1978, Earl Bruce became the head coach, leading the Buckeyes to a conference championship and a Rose Bowl appearance in his first season. Bruce coached for the Buckeyes from 1979 to 1987 and was replaced in 1988 by John Cooper.[2] Under Cooper and Bruce the Buckeyes won seven conference championships. Jim Tressel was hired as head coach in 2001 and quickly gave Ohio State its seventh national championship in 2002 with a win in the Fiesta Bowl.[6] Ohio State won seven Big Ten championships under Tressel and appeared in eight Bowl Championship Series games, winning five of them. Through the 2011 season, Ohio State has complied an official overall record of 837 wins, 316 losses, 53 ties and has appeared in 43 bowl games, with the most recent coming in 2012 Gator Bowl.[7]

Seasons[edit]

Year Coach Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
1890 Alexander Lilley 1–3
1891 Alexander Lilley 2–2
1892 Jack Ryder 5–3
1893 Jack Ryder 4–5
1894 Jack Ryder 6–5
1895 Jack Ryder 4–4–2
1896 Charles Hickey 5–5–1
1897 David Edwards 1–7–1
1898 Jack Ryder 3–5
1899 John Eckstorm 9–0–1
1900 John Eckstorm 8–1–1
1901 John Eckstorm 5–3–1
Ohio Athletic Conference (1902–1912)
1902 Perry Hale 6–2–2 2nd
1903 Perry Hale 8–3 2nd
1904 E.R. Sweetland 6–5 2nd
1905 E.R. Sweetland 8–2–2 2nd
1906 Albert Hernstein 8–1 1st
1907 Albert Hernstein 7–2–1 2nd
1908 Albert Hernstein 6–4 2nd
1909 Albert Hernstein 7–3 3rd
1910 Howard Jones 6–1–3 3rd
1911 Harry Vaughan 5–3–2 4th
1912 John Richards 6–3 1st
Western Conference (1913–1952)
1913 John Wilce 4–2–1 T-6th
1914 John Wilce 5–2 T-4th
1915 John Wilce 5–1–1 T-3rd
1916 John Wilce 7–0 1st
1917 John Wilce 8–0–1 1st
1918 John Wilce 3–3 T-8th
1919 John Wilce 6–1 2nd
1920 John Wilce 7–1 1st L Rose
1921 John Wilce 5–2 T-2nd
1922 John Wilce 3–4 8th
1923 John Wilce 3–4–1 8th
1924 John Wilce 2–3–3 7th
1925 John Wilce 4–3–1 8th
1926 John Wilce 7–1 3rd
1927 John Wilce 4–4 T-6th
1928 John Wilce 5–2–1 4th
1929 Sam Willaman 4–3–1 T-5th
1930 Sam Willaman 5–2–1 T-4th
1931 Sam Willaman 6–3 T-4th
1932 Sam Willaman 4–1–3 4th
1933 Sam Willaman 7–1 2nd
1934 Francis Schmidt 7–1 2nd
1935 Francis Schmidt 7–1 T-1st
1936 Francis Schmidt 5–3 T-2nd
1937 Francis Schmidt 6–2 2nd 13
1938 Francis Schmidt 4–3–1 6th
1939 Francis Schmidt 6–2 1st 15
1940 Francis Schmidt 4–4 T-4th
1941 Paul Brown 6–1–1 T-2nd 13
1942 Paul Brown 9–1 1st 1
1943 Paul Brown 3–6 7th
1944 Carroll Widdoes 9–0 1st 2
1945 Carrol Widdoes 7–2 3rd 12
1946 Paul Bixler 4–3–2 T-6th
1947 Wes Fesler 2–6–1 9th
1948 Wes Fesler 6–3 4th
1949 Wes Fesler 7–1–2 T-1st W Rose 6
1950 Wes Fesler 6–3 T-2nd 14 10
1951 Woody Hayes 4–3–2 2–2–2 5th
1952 Woody Hayes 6–3 5–2 3rd 15 17
Big Ten Conference (1953–present)
1953 Woody Hayes 6–3 4–3 4th 20
1954 Woody Hayes 10–0 7–0 1st W Rose 2 1
1955 Woody Hayes 7–2 6–0 1st 5 5
1956 Woody Hayes 6–3 4–2 T-4th 15
1957 Woody Hayes 9–1 7–0 1st W Rose 1 2
1958 Woody Hayes 6–1–2 4–1–2 3rd 7 8
1959 Woody Hayes 3–5–1 2–4–1 T-8th
1960 Woody Hayes 7–2 5–2 3rd 8 8
1961 Woody Hayes 8–0–1 6–0 1st 2 2
1962 Woody Hayes 6–3 4–2 T-3rd 13
1963 Woody Hayes 5–3–1 4–1–1 T-2nd
1964 Woody Hayes 7–2 5–1 2nd 9 9
1965 Woody Hayes 7–2 6–1 2nd 11
1966 Woody Hayes 4–5 3–4 6th
1967 Woody Hayes 6–3 5–2 4th
1968 Woody Hayes 10–0 7–0 1st W Rose 1 1
1969 Woody Hayes 8–1 6–1 T-1st 5 4
1970 Woody Hayes 9–1 7–0 1st L Rose 2 5
1971 Woody Hayes 6–4 5–3 T-3rd
1972 Woody Hayes 9–2 7–1 T-1st L Rose 3 9
1973 Woody Hayes 10–0–1 7–0–1 T-1st W Rose 3 2
1974 Woody Hayes 10–2 7–1 T-1st L Rose 3 4
1975 Woody Hayes 11–1 8–0 1st L Rose 5 6
1976 Woody Hayes 9–2–1 7–1 T-1st W Orange 5 6
1977 Woody Hayes 9–3 7–1 T-1st L Sugar 12 11
1978 Woody Hayes 7–4–1 6–2 4th L Gator 12 11
1979 Earle Bruce 11–1 8–0 1st L Rose 4 4
1980 Earle Bruce 9–3 7–1 T-2nd L Fiesta 15 15
1981 Earle Bruce 9–3 T-1st W Liberty 15 12
1982 Earle Bruce 9–3 2nd W Holiday 12 12
1983 Earle Bruce 9–3 4th W Fiesta 8 9
1984 Earle Bruce 9–3 1st L Rose 13 12
1985 Earle Bruce 9–3 4th W Citrus 14 11
1986 Earle Bruce 10–3 T-1st W Cotton 7 6
1987 Earle Bruce 6–4–1 5th
1988 John Cooper 5–6–1 T-7th
1989 John Cooper 8–4 T-3rd L Hall of Fame 21
1990 John Cooper 7–4–1 5th L Liberty
1991 John Cooper 8–4 T-3rd L Hall of Fame
1992 John Cooper 8–3–1 2nd L Citrus 19 18
1993 John Cooper 10–1–1 T-1st W Holiday 10 11
1994 John Cooper 9–4 2nd L Citrus 9 14
1995 John Cooper 11–2 2nd L Citrus 8 6
1996 John Cooper 11–1 T-1st W Rose 2 2
1997 John Cooper 10–3 T-2nd L Sugar 12 12
1998 John Cooper 11–1 T-1st W Sugar 2 2
1999 John Cooper 6–6 T-8th
2000 John Cooper 8–4 4th L Outback
2001 Jim Tressel 7–5 3rd L Outback
2002 Jim Tressel 14–0 T-1st W Fiesta 1 1
2003 Jim Tressel 11–2 T-2nd W Fiesta 4 4
2004 Jim Tressel 8–4 T-5th W Alamo 19 20
2005 Jim Tressel 10–2 T-1st W Fiesta 4 4
2006 Jim Tressel 12–1 1st L BCS National Championship Game 2 2
2007 Jim Tressel 11–2 1st L BCS National Championship Game 4 5
2008 Jim Tressel 10–3 T-1st L Fiesta 11 9
2009 Jim Tressel 11–2 1st W Rose 5 5
2010 Jim Tressel 0–1* T–1st* W Sugar 5 5
2011 Luke Fickell 6–7 4th (Leaders) L Gator
2012 Urban Meyer 12–0 T-1st (Leaders) 3
2013 Urban Meyer 12–2 1st (Leaders) L Orange 10 12
Total: 849–318–53
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game. #Rankings from final Coaches' Poll.
  • Ohio State finished 12-1 overall in 2010 and tied for 1st in the Big Ten, but after finding out they committed NCAA violations, the school self-vacated all 12 wins and Big Ten title and it was accepted in the official record books as part of the sanctions imposed by the NCAA.

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References[edit]

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