Ohio State On the Verge of Becoming the Second Program in History to Reach 900 All-Time Wins

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southalabamabuckeye's picture

Win 900 will hopefully be the first CFP game as Ohio State marches towards national title number 9. Go Buckeyes!

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N8thegr8's picture

The math on this seems off. The author is forgetting the BIG championship game. So as much as I want the Bucks to win a national title, going 12-0 in the regular season, winning the BIG title game and winning the first round of the playoffs will do it. Lots of options to make it to 900 this year. Go Bucks!

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jgarverick's picture

Yeah I guess we just get a pass for the conference championship?

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Interrobanged's picture

He said we would need to win no fewer then 12 games entering the playoffs. Which means at least  an 11-1 regular season + B1G Championship.

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Kevin Harrish's picture

No, I'm accounting for it. I said it's unlikely Ohio State makes the CFP with fewer than 12 wins, that includes the B1G title game. I'm allowing for one regular-season loss in my calculations, but they could go undefeated.

KennyRdBuckeye's picture

We would be 2 wins away from 900 without vacating the 2010 results. 

If you will it dude, it is no dream 

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jgarverick's picture

Anyone know how many wins PSU had vacated?

***crickets***

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Spivan's picture

Well obviously selling your personal items is a sin much graver than what happened in Happy Valley...

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countrybuckeye's picture

I think I'm gonna vomit 

NCAA sanctions committee is deplorable 

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Rocket Man's picture

I think I see the sarcasm font ... but in case enquiring minds want to know:

https://www.si.com/college-football/2015/01/16/joe-paterno-penn-state-wins-restored

Link is to SI because I don't want to direct traffic to ESPN.  Maybe Gene needs to find a lawyer to reinstate Tressel's wins.

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Traviscols's picture

Since every college program has played a different amount of total games, the best way to compare programs is winning percentage not total wins- IMHO...

Having said that, 900 wins is not too shabby.

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GVerrilli92's picture

That would be more true if half of TTUN's wins before 1910 didn't come against YMCA teams..

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NHBuckeye's picture

And High Schools and Teachers Colleges.  

They should be embarrassed.  Sadly, they are not.  

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Traviscols's picture

But, but...   That's the Bitchigan way!

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Rocket Man's picture

From Wikipedia (gosh I hope this is true, tell me there really was a Princess football team of Detroit!):

In March 1885, the Princess football team of Detroit challenged Michigan to a football game on roller skates to be played at a roller rink in Ann Arbor. In mid-March 1885, The Michigan Argonaut reported: "The Rugby team are [sic] now practicing football on rollers."[68] The two teams ultimately met on April 3, 1885, for a Friday night game "on rollers" at the Palace Rink. The Wolverines defeated the Princess team "in two straight innings."[69] The game is not recorded as an official game in Michigan's football records.[47]

 Success - it's what you do with what you've got.  - Woody Hayes

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May3 1890's picture

Playing on roller skates may be their solution this year, better yet, we'll give them the modern day advantage of hover boards.

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NavyBuckeye91's picture

Careful casting those stones. OSU has 'Dayton YMCA' in the record books as well.  https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1892_Ohio_State_Buckeyes_football_team

And three games in one season vs. Ohio Medical.  https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1896_Ohio_State_Buckeyes_football_team

TTUN was also playing Harvard and Yale (national championship teams in those days) during that period. Not saying they don't have a HS team in the books (I've found one), but they also played a lot more out of state competition than the Buckeyes did prior to the Western Conference being formed. OSU mainly played teams like Kenyon, Oberlin, Case, etc.

Counting wins prior to Theodore Roosevelt cleaning up college football is just bad statistics.  It's not even the same sport.

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Rocket Man's picture

Dayton YMCA just sounds tougher than Detroit City Roller Princesses.

 Success - it's what you do with what you've got.  - Woody Hayes

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Seattle Linga's picture

Time to rearrange that order 

It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.

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Outraged Brush's picture

On the Wiki page for Ohio State football it says we have a 7.24 winning %, but that list says we have a 7.08 winning %?

YOU SIT THERE AND YOU THUMP YOUR BIBLE AND YOU SAY YOUR PRAYERS AND IT DIDN'T GET YOU ANYWHERE!!! TALK ABOUT YOUR PSALMS TALK ABOUT JOHN 3:16.... AUSTIN 3:16 SAYS I JUST WHIPPED YOUR ASS!!!!!

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Traviscols's picture

Interestingly a year or so ago I was looking this stuff up myself but i eventually gave it up because every source i checked with had different win totals and percentages for almost every team.  It's next to impossible to know which source is completely accurate.

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Outraged Brush's picture

It's buried somewhere in the OSU archives 

YOU SIT THERE AND YOU THUMP YOUR BIBLE AND YOU SAY YOUR PRAYERS AND IT DIDN'T GET YOU ANYWHERE!!! TALK ABOUT YOUR PSALMS TALK ABOUT JOHN 3:16.... AUSTIN 3:16 SAYS I JUST WHIPPED YOUR ASS!!!!!

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BuckeyeVet's picture

@ Travicols - This is the best site I've found so far, but admittedly I haven't looked that hard.

http://football.stassen.com/records/

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Kevin Harrish's picture

There are so many different numbers around for every school it's hard to figure out what is right and/or official. Also, that list on Wikipedia counts ties as half a win in the calculation, which is weird as hell, but I went with it.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 

sgehrich's picture

Half of a win for a tie is mathematically right, but the winning percentages on the Wikipedia are mathematically incorrect. Assuming they have the records right, Texas' winning percentage is .707 and OSU's is .724. Bama's is close, but should be .721. The others are correct.

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UD_Buckeye's picture

It says 72.4% and 70.8%

THE University of Dayton

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CowCat's picture

Total wins don't really matter much to me. Different teams, different eras. TTUN was beating up on glorified junior college teams when your great-grandmother was alive. 

I just want to surpass TTUN in The Game.

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buckeyepastor's picture

I know it sounds like a lot, but 20 more years of us winning 2-3 more games than *ichigan and we will be ahead of them overall.  

"Woody would have wanted it that way" 

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The Butler's picture

Right before that happens, ttun will start to count inter-squad scrimmages as victories too.

 

 

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Sav45age's picture

I know schools that have vacated wins before have gone back and reclaimed them. Auburn and Penn St. come to mind.

Since Gene Smith volunteered to wipe Ohio State's 2010 season away without the NCAA asking him to, I want them back! 

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Rocket Man's picture

After Woody's statue goes up, maybe 11W should start a legal fund to sue the NCAA and get them back!

Justice for Tressel and the 2010 team

 Success - it's what you do with what you've got.  - Woody Hayes

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Sav45age's picture

Would we need lawyer? I don't think OSU needs to sue the NCAA over this, because the NCAA didn't include this as part of the punishment. Gene volunteered to do it.

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Rocket Man's picture

Then I say, take 'em back.

That team earned them.  And they earned the gold pants.  Several pairs of them.

 Success - it's what you do with what you've got.  - Woody Hayes

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Icouldnotgofor3's picture

Gene volunteered those wins away to be vacated...

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countrybuckeye's picture

right the wrong 

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bucksfan92's picture

So in reality we need 2.  The game vs Oklahoma will be number 900 and there had better be some mention of that in the stadium, there most certainly will be on the broadcast, because most media outlets do not recognize the NCAA's little pretend magic eraser wand.  

The real question is this - what will happen first - we pass M in the series, or in all time wins?  Both will happen in my lifetime (and I'm not exactly young).

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teddyballgame's picture

MSU is handling their business so much better than Baylor ever did.  It's night and day.

The only way they let go of Dantonio is if he loses the team and then I could see them coming for Schiano.

Michigan State is beneath Chip Kelly and his style wouldn't survive in the big ten anyway.  He should take the UCLA job if he can.

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Outraged Brush's picture

Wrong thread dude

YOU SIT THERE AND YOU THUMP YOUR BIBLE AND YOU SAY YOUR PRAYERS AND IT DIDN'T GET YOU ANYWHERE!!! TALK ABOUT YOUR PSALMS TALK ABOUT JOHN 3:16.... AUSTIN 3:16 SAYS I JUST WHIPPED YOUR ASS!!!!!

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RonnyPBuckeye's picture

The best statistical database I've found is football.stassen.com.  All time we have the 3rd highest winning% behind scuM and the Domers.   You can break down all teams for any time frame between 1869-present and it takes into account the vacated win season of 2011.  For example, since 1950, our Bucks have the 2nd best winning percentage for FBS teams behind Boise State.  1960 to present, we have the best %.  To me, that's the modern era and doesn't take into account all those "wins" scUM had before Teddy Roosevelt was President...

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jgarverick's picture

According to sports-reference.com, the Bucks started football full-time in 1913 having played only the 1904 season prior to then. They finished the 1904 season with 6 wins. Michigan prior to 1913 had already accumulated 160 wins.

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bucksfan92's picture

That site is very incomplete.  They only start with "major conference" play - OSU's first season in the B1G was 1912.  They also only start their data at all in 1904.  OSU's first season was 1890, and I think we only played 3 or 4 games that year, but pretty much every year after that we were playing a full schedule relative to the time period. 

I really miss the CFBDW which was the most comprehensive database for every team in the country.  Sadly, they went offline in March.

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Crumb's picture

"When 900 wins you reach look as good you will not."

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Icouldnotgofor3's picture

Saban on a cart eating cold pizza

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BuckeyeinFlorida's picture

Undefeated National Championship this year seals the + 900 mark. All success until further notice. Go Buckeye team.

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Icouldnotgofor3's picture

2017 National Title winners.......O-H....!

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stpetebuck's picture

We will have the offense to march our defense.  Believe!!!

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Hovenaut's picture

Offseason math makes sense.

Hindsight is, and in, 2020

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JarheadBuck's picture

900 would be nice...beating TTUN to 1000 would be priceless.

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Go1Bucks's picture

The NCAA doesn't recognize our true win record. Fuck'em.

Go Bucks! TTUN tears are best! Beat Wisky!!!

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CanadianBuckeyeEh's picture

Wish I could upvote you about a million times. 

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nvbuckeye's picture

If not for G. Smith, the Buckeyes would be playing for #900 in September.  Also, if not for Ohio State playing 1 game less each year than other teams in the 50s, 60s, & 70s (9 in 50s & 60s and 10 in 70s), the Buckeyes might already be past 900.  Maybe even ahead of that community college team up north.  Still, I will be sitting here in the Brutus Cave this fall watching as they charge towards #900.

GO BUCKEYES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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AZ Buckeye13's picture

Sorry NCAA, but I am not vacating the wins in the 2010 season. In my book, the victories over Indiana and Oklahoma will put us at 900 wins. Does anyone know if we have any "vacated" wins credited to our win total?

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bucksfan92's picture

When you say "vacated wins credited to our win total" are you asking about a game that we lost on the field but count as a win because the other team had to vacate?  If that is the case, then no - vacating is not forfeiting.  The NCAA thinks they have a magic eraser where they pretend that the game didn't exist - for one team only.  So if you look at our "NCAA official" record, for instance, it will show that we have never played Arkansas in our history.  But if you look at Arkansas's history you will see that their official, NCAA-recognized, record against OSU os 0-1. It's a total farce and I don't pay any attention to games they try to pretend didn't exist - for any program, not just ours.

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Blue Eyed Buckeye's picture

There are no such things as "vacated wins". The NCAA doesn't control the truth or reality.

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jhipbuck's picture

The Buckeyes' win percentage is .724 not .708. Wikipedia had a mistake that has been fixed.

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iowabuckeyes's picture

I ain't no mathematician but these winning percentages seem to be all over the place. Ohio State's record is 886-322-53 over 1,278 games for a .724 winning percentage. Texas's record is 891-359-33 over 1,283 games for a .723 winning precentage. In other words, Texas has played five more games and won five more games but it also lost 37 more games than Ohio State and yet its winning percentage is somehow only .001 less. Even on the surface that doesn't seem right.

What am I missing?

EDIT: Just saw Profpain11's post. That helps explain my confusion. Wikipedia--it's right 90% of the time and wrong the other half (apologies to Yogi Berra). 

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SilverHaven's picture

Accolades to author Kevin Harrish for not withholding key info about other schools nearing 900 wins.  There are several that, like Ohio State, will be over 900 within a couple of years.  It's not that big a deal, all winning programs started playing football about the turn of the century and so are in the same boat.

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profpain11's picture

886 + 322 + 53 = 1261 not 1278

Not too sure we should be using these stats as definitive

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UrbanCulture's picture

yeah the table is quite messed up

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osugreg04's picture

While that still means Texas would have to exceed expectations, winning 1.5 more games more than projected does not seem out of the realm of possibility for Tom Herman.

All he does is exceed expectations. You know, being a MENSA member and all.

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Buckeye-Bliggidy's picture

Ohio State wins games every year. *ichigan wins games every year. The Buckeyes have been slowly closing this gap for a while now - but what I love the most are the games that are an L in their book - and a W in ours. These do the most damage.

Let's make it 6-0 Urban ! 

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Brooksie's picture

It's 12:24 am - and _ichigan still sucks...................

Bucks Fan since 1970

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