I was talking/debating with a friend about the different Tressel era teams and thought it would be an interesting topic to discuss the following criteria. Some of this criteria has probably been discussed before, but it's still interesting!
Most Talented Team - 2005 Team - So many first round draft picks that year and future ones to be (8 if I remember). Once this team got its rhythm they were unstoppable and in my opinion the best team in college football at the end of that season.
Most Overachieving Team - 2007 Team - After pretty much replacing every player on offense this team played came back from the championship loss in 2006 with a purpose and executed well nearly all season. Not nearly as talented as the previous year they nearly matched that pace. I felt this team was Coach Tressel's greatest coaching job.
Most Disappointing Team - 2008 Team - After bringing back pretty much the entire roster from 2007 I thought this team would be way better, but they under performed all season.
Best Turnaround Season - 2009 Season - Came back to finish strong and win the Rose Bowl after early losses to USC and a horrible Purdue team.
Best Bowl Win - 2003 Fiesta Bowl - Favorite win of all time period!
Best Non-Bowl Win - 2006 Michigan Game - Still the greatest feeling I've ever had after a football game.
Worst Bowl Loss - 2007 BCS Championship - A game that I still can't believe we lost. Still hurts to this day.
Worst Non-Bowl Loss - 2003 Michigan - So close to getting a chance to repeat the National Championship. I only wish that we were healthy for that game, because I really think we'd have beated Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl and won back to back titles.