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D1-A Football National Championships and SCUM-North

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by SC"U"Mbuster, Jun 28, 2004.

  1. SC"U"Mbuster

    SC"U"Mbuster Newbie

    The AP (est. 1936), FWAA (est. 1954) and USA Today/CNN/ESPN (est. 1982) polls are the most commonly accepted national championship polls around. However, there are several other organizations that anoint their own national champion each year and by these standards, several schools can claim (dubious?) national championships of their own. SCUM-North being a prime example with their claim of 11 national championships (where's BayAreaWolverine with his obnoxious signature anyway?). By these loose standards, Yale (18 championships, "most recently" in 1927) and Princeton (17 championships, "most recently" in 1922) are 1-2 in championships won. Nevermind that football as it is played today didn't exist at the time.

    In the AP-era, familiar to most fans whose schools have actually won championships that aren't accompanied by asterisks, Notre Dame (9) and Alabama/Oklahoma (7) are 1-2.

    In that time, storied SCUM-North has won 1 outright national championship (1948) and split another (1997), although I believe they should have won 1997 outright as well.

    Recruits that hear about 11 national championships should also be told that they're better off at the Yale and Princeton powerhouses that have more national championships.

    Hail to the (once-every-half-century) victors indeed!
  2. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    A ton of Meshitagain's "titles" were "awarded retroactively" by some nimrods who decided that someone 30-40 years prior to the polls had to be "crowned" a national champ for that year. Sort of like Princeton being national champs in 1869 when they were 1-1, and 1870, 1871, and 1872, when they were 1-0 all three years. Yeah, right...
  3. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Well I retroactively award tOSU at least of share of the 1998 title then.

    Good stuff, Mili, I didn't know that was the case
  4. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    Here's a link to a really interesting site, which credits Ohio State with 12 national championships; it doesn't list the 1998 Sagarin, which would be the 13th.

    The site also lists OSU's Big Ten championships, bowl results, coaching records, and individual stat leaders.

    Ohio State Football History Database

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