There is nothing like a good college football game. Except maybe a team that dominates the sport as Ohio state has done much of the time. Even when this team isn’t winning championships they are a worthy opponent on the field. They have a recorded 8 National championships, 35 big ten titles, 10 undefeated seasons, and 6 perfect seasons.
The top teams of the 21st century (2001-present) are marked by 2 outstanding coaches. Jim Tressel (2001-2010) and Urban Meyer(2011-present). Tressel coached the Buckeyes to 7 Big Ten Championships and 8 Bowl Championship Series games, winning 5 of those. Meyer has let the team to 4 Division Championships, and a school record of 24 straight victories. In 2014 he led them to a Big ten and National Championship. The first ever Playoff Championship Winner.

Coach: Jim Tressel
Record: 14-0
Highlights: National Champions beating Miami 31-24 in the Fiesta Bowl. A game they won in double overtime. It’s said it was the most dramatic Buckeye Bowl game ever. Despite the winning record most ever game was a nail biter that had fans holding their breath.

Coach: Jim Tressel
Record: 12-1
Highlights: Loss came to Urban Meyer’s Florida Gators 41-14 in the BCS National Championship. Troy Smith was the Heisman Trophy Winner. “The Game of the Century” As Ohio State and Michigan battled it out to the wire with Ohio State winning by 3 points. Big ten Champions.

Coach: Jim Tressel
Record: 13-1,
Highlights: Big Ten champions. Defeated Arkansas in the Sugar Bowl 31-26. A rare win over an SEC team. It was a great year on the field for the Buckeyes. Conference champs, BCS Champs beat Michigan …and then…It was all erased from the record books. The official record after NCAA sanctions was 0-1. Tattoogate cost the team its wins and Tressel his job. Despite that it was a blowout year on the field.

Coach: Urban Meyer
Record: 12-0
Highlights: A Michigan win capped the season. It was Meyer’s first year as Head coach and they went undefeated. They were not in the postseason due to NCAA sanctions but who knows what might have happened.

Coach: Urban Meyer
Record: 14-1
Highlights: Only loss was early in season to Virginia Tech, it was a year of firsts, they won the first ever Big Ten East Division Championship over Indiana, then won the Big Ten Championship game over Wisconsin. Qualifying for the four-team playoff beating Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. Ohio State then went on to win the first ever College Football Playoff National Championship game, beating the Oregon Ducks 42-20.

The Ohio State Buckeyes are a Big Ten Powerhouse. They are a tough team to play. The only struggle they seem to have is when it comes to teams from the SEC but in recent years they have even begun overcoming that. Is Urban Meyer’s leadership the reason? A former SEC Championship coach he knows what it takes to play and win against the SEC. I have a feeling we will see more top seasons from the Buckeyes in the next few years.