CFN 5-Year Program Rankings - No. 4 Ohio St.
Ohio State QB Terrelle Pryor
Ohio State QB Terrelle Pryor
Posted Aug 27, 2009

CFN's 2009 Five-Year Program Rankings and Analysis ... No. 4 Ohio State

4. Ohio State
Program Rankings

- CFN Scoring System
- 2009 CFN Preview
- No. 1 USC
- No. 2 Texas
- No. 3 Oklahoma
- No. 4 Ohio State
- No. 5 Florida
- No. 6 Georgia
- No. 7 LSU
- No. 8 Virginia Tech
- No. 9 Auburn
- No. 10 Michigan
- 11 to 20
- 21 to 40
- 41 to 60
- 61 to 80
- 81 to 100
- 101 to 120
Total Five-Year Program Score:

So the Buckeyes have lost three straight BCS games and two national titles. There are bigger crimes. OSU is one of the nation's top programs, even if it has become a punching bag and the poster program for those who think the Big Ten is overrated. But the facts are undeniable. The 49 FBS wins over the last five years are among the best in the country. Winning 83% of conference games is third best among BCS schools, falling only behind USC and Oklahoma, and there aren't any clunkers. When OSU loses, it loses to someone BCS good. There aren't any gaffes to Stanford or misfires against Colorado.

The ranking already shows how elite the program is, and there's a chance at doing even more and getting back to the No. 2 spot it was at in 2004 if the team plays up to expectations. The 8-4 2004 season drags the ranking down a little bit, with the loss to Purdue the last time the Buckeyes lost to a team that didn't end up in the BCS, and then came the special run that should continue. The negativity on a national scale hasn't hurt recruiting, Jim Tressel has a jewel to build around in Terrelle Pryor, and the best will go on.

Attendance Score: 10.50
2004: 104,876, 2005: 105,017, 2006: 105,096, 2007: 105,110, 2008: 104,976

APR Score: 9

Draft: 30
2005: PK Mike Nugent, DB Dustin Fox, RB Maurice Clarett
LB A.J. Hawk, DB Donte Whitner, LB Bobby Carpenter, WR Santonio Holmes, C Nick Mangold, DB Ashton Youboty, LB Anthony Schlegel, DB Nate Salley, OG Rob Sims
WR Ted Ginn, WR Anthony Gonzalez, DT Quinn Pitcock, RB Antonio Pittman, DE Jay Richardon, WR Roy Hall, QB Troy Smith, C Doug Datish
DE Vernon Gholston, LB Larry Grant, OT Kirk Barton
DB Malcolm Jenkins, RB Chris Wells, LB James Laurinaitis, WR Brian Robiskie, DB Donald Washington, WR Brian Hartline, LB Marcus Freeman

FBS Wins: 49

Quality Wins: 24
2004: Cincinnati, Michigan, Oklahoma State (Alamo Bowl)
Miami Univ., Iowa, at Minnesota, Northwestern, at Michigan, Notre Dame
Northern Illinois, at Texas, Cincinnati, Penn State, Michigan
at Purdue, Michigan State, at Penn State, Wisconsin, at Michigan
Troy, Minnesota, at Wisconsin, at Michigan State, at Northwestern

Elite Win Score: 3
2004: None
Notre Dame (Fiesta Bowl)
at Texas, Michigan

Bad Loss Score: 0

Elite Losses: 8
2004: at Iowa
Texas at Penn State
Florida (BCS Championship)
LSU (BCS Championship)
at USC, Penn State, Texas (Fiesta Bowl)

Bad Wins: 8
2004: Indiana
at Illinois
Youngstown State, at Minnesota, Kent State
Youngstown State, Michigan

Conf. Score: 8.25
2004: 4-4, 2005: 7-1, 2006: 8-0, 2007: 7-1, 2008: 7-1