Ohio has always possessed a rich tradition of football. Loyal fans seem to remember every minute detail of every game. However, there’s one thing that Ohio football fans have forgotten, “losing”. Ohio colleges now hold the current longest win streak in Divisions I, II, and III. The Ohio State Buckeyes captured a school record, 23rd consecutive win against Indiana this past weekend. The Buckeyes’ win streak of 23 games is the highest in Division I and is ahead of North Dakota St. (20) and Alabama (15). Coach Urban Meyer has been at the helm for all 23 games. Ohio State is currently ranked #3 in the BCS poll and looks to continue their win streak against rival, Michigan, this Saturday.
While Ohio State has grabbed most of college football’s national media attention, another Ohio school, Ohio Dominican currently holds the longest win streak for Division II. Located less than 10 miles from Ohio State, Columbus’ Ohio Dominican is 10-0 in the 2013 season and has a 15 game consecutive win streak. During the streak, the Panthers have put a hurt on their opponents, outscoring them 629-244, winning by an average of 25.7 points per game (via: Football.com). Ohio Dominican, led by coach, Bill Conley, is currently ranked #7 in the Division II rankings and is seeded #2 in the 24 team playoff.
The Mount Union Purple Raiders, located in Alliance, are no strangers to winning. The Division III powerhouse and defending national champions currently possess a 25 game win streak and are ranked #1 in the AFCA Coaches Poll. Head Coach, Vince Kehres, is in his first season and joins his father, Larry Kehres, as the only Mount Union coaches to go undefeated in their first season as head coach. The Purple Raiders look to continue their win streak and success in the postseason. The Purple Raiders have advanced to the national championship 16 times in the past 20 years and won a Division III record, 11 championships!