Meyer's First 15 Seasons: Winning Streaks
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March 10, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Winning streaks can tend to be really impressive, and Ohio State athletics has produced some of the more notable streaks in recent times. Consider:

  • Head Coach Pete Hanson's No. 1-ranked men's volleyball team is currently riding a Midwestern Collegiate Volleyball Association record 41-match winning streak -- the defending national champions haven't been beaten in nearly 400 days -- and are just six wins away from UCLA's NCAA record; and
  • Tennis coach Ty Tucker's men's team went 11 years and 11 months without losing a home tennis match between 2003 and 2015, winning an astonishing 200 consecutive matches in Columbus for the longest home win streak in NCAA Division I sports history.

Football coach Urban Meyer has an impressive streak, or set of streaks, to his credit as well through his first 15 seasons as a head coach: he has coached teams to four winning streaks of at least 20 games. He is one of 41 Division I coaches to lead a football team to at least 20 consecutive wins and one of nine coaches to have two such streaks, but no one has three, much less four, 20-game winning streaks to their credit.

Meyer's Ohio State teams own the record for longest conference winning streak: 30 consecutive Big Ten wins between 2012-15.

Multiple 20-Game Win Streak Coaches

Urban Meyer
25 -- Florida (2010) & Ohio State (2012-13)
23 -- Ohio State (2014-15)
22 -- Florida (2008-09)
20 -- Utah (2003-04) & Florida (2005)

Walter Camp
28 -- Yale (1888-89)
27 -- Yale (1890-92)

Robert Neyland
22 -- Tennessee (1937-39)
20 -- Tennessee (1950-51)

Tom Osborne
26 --Nebraska (1994-96)
22 --Nebraska (1982-83)

Joe Paterno
23 -- Penn State (1968-69)
20 -- Penn State (1993-95)


 

 

Barry Switzer
28 -- Oklahoma (1973-75)
20 -- Oklahoma (1986-87)

Bud Wilkinson
*47 -- Oklahoma (1953-57)
31 -- Oklahoma (1948-50)

George Woodruff
34 -- Pennsylvania (1894-96)
31 -- Pennsylvania (1896-98)

Fielding Yost
29 -- Michigan (1901-03)
26 -- Michigan (1903-05)

*NCAA record streak

Consecutive Wins, Conference Games

1. 30 Ohio State, Big Ten -- 2012-15
2. 29 Florida State, ACC -- 1992-95
3. 28 Florida State, ACC -- 2012-15
4. 27 Alabama, SEC -- 1976-80
5. 27 Miami, Fla., Big East -- 1999-2003