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 1,200 officially-sanctioned games, including 16 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 the Big East, its first time in a conference with an automatic BCS bowl bid. After the fracturing of the Big East in 2012, the football-playing remnants of the conference, including Cincinnati, rebranded themselves as the American Athletic Conference (AAC), the league in which they currently compete. The Bearcats have also previously played as a football "1-A" independent during extended portions of their existence.[1] Throughout their history, the Bearcats have captured all or a share of 14 conference titles, despite these long bouts of gridiron nomadism.

Seasons[edit]

Conference Champions Bowl game berth
Season Coach(es)[2] Conference Conference finish[3] Record[1][4] Bowl/Postseason AP Poll Final Ranking [5]
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 W. Durant Berry Ind 3 3 0 N/A
1895 Ind 3 3 0 N/A
1896 William A. Reynolds Ind 4 3 1 N/A
1897 Tom Fennell Ind 9 1 1 N/A
1898 Frank Cavanaugh Ind 5 1 3 N/A
1899 Daniel A. Reed Ind 5 2 0 N/A
1900 Ind 3 4 1 N/A
1901 Henry S. Pratt Ind 1 3 1 N/A
1902 Anthony Chez Ind 4 2 2 N/A
1903 Ind 1 8 0 N/A
1904 Amos Foster Ind 7 1 0 N/A
1905 Ind 4 3 0 N/A
1906 William Foley Ind 0 7 2 N/A
1907 No team N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
1908 Ralph Inott Ind 1 4 1 N/A
1909 Robert Burch Ind 4 3 1 N/A
1910 OAC 6 3 0 N/A
1911 OAC 2nd 6 2 1 N/A
1912 Lowell Dana OAC 3rd 3 4 1 N/A
1913 OAC 1st 5 3 1 N/A
1914 George Little OAC 1st 6 3 0 N/A
1915 OAC 5th 4 5 0 N/A
1916 Ion Cortright OAC 5th 0 8 1 N/A
1917 Frank Marty OAC 5th 0 6 0 N/A
1918 Boyd Chambers OAC 2nd 3 0 2 N/A
1919 OAC 5th 3 4 1 N/A
1920 OAC 1st 4 5 0 N/A
1921 OAC 5th 2 6 0 N/A
1922 George McLaren OAC 4th 1 7 1 N/A
1923 OAC 1st 6 3 0 N/A
1924 OAC 1st 2 6 1 N/A
1925 OAC 4th 4 5 0 N/A
1926 Buckeye 3 5 1 N/A
1927 George Babcock 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 Dana M. King 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 Russ Cohen Buckeye 2nd 7 2 0 N/A
1936 Ind 1 5 3
1937 Russ Cohen, Wade Woodworth Ind 0 10 0
1938 Joseph A. Meyer 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 No team Ind N/A N/A N/A
1944 No team Ind N/A N/A N/A
1945 Ray Nolting 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 Sid Gillman MAC 1st 7 4 0 Won 1949 Glass Bowl vs. Toledo, 33-13
1950 MAC 2nd 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 Ind 8 2 0
1955 George Blackburn Ind 1 6 2
1956 Ind 4 5 0
1957 MVC 4th 5 4 1
1958 MVC 2nd 6 2 2
1959 MVC 5th 5 4 1
1960 MVC 3rd 4 6 0
1961 Charles Studley MVC 3rd 3 7 0
MVC 3rd 2 8 0
1963 MVC 1st 6 4 0
1964 MVC 1st 8 2 0
1965 MVC 3rd 5 5 0
1966 MVC 3rd 3 7 0
1967 Homer Rice MVC 3rd 3 6 0
1968 MVC 3rd 5 4 1
1969 Ray Callahan MVC 3rd 4 6 0
1970 Ind 7 4 0
1971 Ind 7 4 0
1972 Ind 2 9 0
1973 Tony Mason Ind 4 7 0
1974 Ind 7 4 0
1975 Ind 6 5 0
1976 Ind 9 2 0
1977 Ralph Staub Ind 5 4 2
1978 Ind 5 6 0
1979 Ind 2 9 0
1980 Ind 2 9 0
1981 Mike Gottfried Ind 6 5 0
1982 Ind 6 5 0
1983 Watson Brown Ind 4 6 1
1984 Dave Currey Ind 2 9 0
1985 Ind 5 6 0
1986 Ind 5 6 0
1987 Ind 4 7 0
1988 Ind 3 8 0
1989 Tim Murphy Ind 1 9 1
1990 Ind 1 10 0
1991 Ind 4 7 0
1992 Ind 3 8 0
1993 Ind 8 3 0
1994 Rick Minter Ind 2 8 1
1995 Ind 6 5 0
1996 C-USA 3rd 6 5
1997 C-USA 4th 8 4 Won 1997 Humanitarian Bowl vs. Utah State, 35-19
1998 C-USA 7th 2 9
1999 C-USA 9th 3 8
2000 C-USA 2nd 7 5 Lost 2000 Motor City Bowl vs. Marshall, 14-25
2001 C-USA 2nd 7 5 Lost 2001 Motor City Bowl vs. Toledo, 14-26
2002 C-USA 1st 7 7 Lost 2002 New Orleans Bowl vs. North Texas, 19-24
2003 C-USA 9th 5 7
2004 Mark Dantonio C-USA 2nd 7 5 Won 2004 Fort Worth Bowl vs. Marshall, 32-14
2005 Big East Tied-6th 4 7
2006 Mark Dantonio, Brian Kelly 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 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 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 RV
2013 Tommy Tuberville AAC 3rd 9 4 Lost 2013 Belk Bowl vs. North Carolina, 17-39 RV
2014 AAC Tied-1st 9 4 Lost 2014 Military Bowl vs. Virginia Tech, 17-33
2015 AAC (East) 3rd 7 6 Lost 2015 Hawaii Bowl vs. San Diego State, 7-42
Total 595[7] 570 51 (Through 2015 Season)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Overtime rules in college football were introduced in 1996, making ties impossible in the period since.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Cincinnati Bearcats Index. Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2011-10-11.
  2. ^ Cincinnati Football History Database. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  3. ^ Ohio Athletic Conference Season-by-Season Standings. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  4. ^ Year-by-Year Records . Gobearcats.com. Retrieved 12 October 2011.
  5. ^ http://collegepollarchive.com/football/ap/app_final_team.cfm?TeamID=122#.VcWS_flVhBc
  6. ^ Whiteside, Kelly (August 25, 2006). "Overtime system still excites coaches". USA Today. Retrieved 2008-09-29. 
  7. ^ ncaa.org. "Football Bowl Subdivision Records" (PDF). Retrieved 2015-09-10. 

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