ESPN lists Ohio State as nation's most stable program
When talking about the Big Ten’s most consistent football programs, Ohio State is one school that certainly comes to mind. The Buckeyes have won 10-or-more games in nine of their past 12 seasons (went 12-1 in 2010 season, but wins were vacated), including six Big Ten Championships.
ESPN Insider Brian Fremeau broke down the Buckeyes success over the past quarter century and listed them as college football’s No. 1 most stable football program. The other four schools included in Fremeau’s list are BYU, Texas Tech, Georgia Tech and Ole Miss.
“The Buckeyes won at least 10 games in 15 of their past 21 seasons (victories in their 12-1 2010 season were later vacated), a stretch of consistent success unmatched in recent college football history,” Fremeau said. “They not only hold the overall lead in winning percentage in that span but also rank as the most stable program by far, according to our analysis. Strong performances earned them more BCS bowl bids (10) than any other program, including a 2003 Fiesta Bowl victory over Miami for a national championship.”
Fremeau also points out that Ohio State has a .777 winning percentage since 1989, which ranks No. 1 among FBS teams.