I was stunned to see this factoid—and I don’t think I was aware of it before.
Since 1953, when Michigan State’s football squad joined the conference—once again bringing it to ten teams—only six teams have managed to achieve an undefeated, untied season.
Ohio State has done it four times: 1954, 1968, 2002, and 2012.
Penn State (1994) and Michigan (1997) each have done it once.
With all of the teams that have played in those 67 seasons starting with 1953, one would have thought that more than six put together a perfect record. As we all know, Ohio State has certainly had its shot at more than four. But it’s mind-boggling to me how other schools have failed to produce more teams of perfection.
I guess it goes to show how hard achieving perfection really is.