Urban Meyer is 25-12 Overall, 5-2 at Ohio State vs. the AP Top 25

By D.J. Byrnes on August 20, 2014 at 12:00 pm
Urban Meyer at the 2013 Spring Game

The Wall Street Journal took the head coaches of the AP's Top 25 teams and charted their records against AP Top 25 teams. The results — flawed as they may be — will not surprise you.

Urban Meyer is a sterling 25-12 against AP Top 25 teams; he is 5-2 at Ohio State. (He is, however, 0-2 at Ohio State against AP Top 15 competition.)

That 2.08:1 W:L ratio puts him up with the likes of Stanford's David Shaw (14-4), Nick Saban (50-35 overall; 28-12 at Bama), Bob Stoops (50-23) and Les Miles (40-31 overall, 37-19 at LSU) as the country's benchmarks.

Unsurprisingly, Brady Hoke is 4-20 overall and 3-7 at Michigan against AP Top 25 teams. Penn State's James Franklin posted an 0-8 record at Vanderbilt. Mark Dantonio is 12-25 in his career and 10-18 at Michigan State. Old friend of the program, Bert Bielema, is 10-20 in his career and 0-6 at Arkansas.

Also, shout-out to three-time Big Ten Coach of the Year, Kirk Ferentz, for his 19-34 mark at Iowa. 

Here's the full table, again via The Wall Street Journal:

AP Top 25 coaches vs. AP Top 25 competition
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