The Ohio State Buckeyes were ranked number one in the AP poll for the eight straight week dating back to the end of the 2014 season. On Sunday, the team made a bit of history that dates back to 2011.
According to College Football Talk, the defending national champions now hold the record for the most weeks atop the AP polls. They tied the Oklahoma Sooners with 101 weeks last Sunday and this week the broke it with their 102nd week at the top of the list.
The Sooners have not been the number one team in the country since 2011 and after their loss to Texas on Saturday, it’s unlikely they will tie the Buckeyes again this year. The current top ten list features Notre Dame as the next closest team with 98 weeks at number one, so the Buckeyes’ record number should stay intact for the remainder of the 2015 season.
Here is the full top ten list of teams with the most weeks as the number one team:
Ohio State – 102
Oklahoma – 101
Notre Dame – 98
USC – 91
Alabama – 73
Florida State – 72
Nebraska – 70
Miami – 68
Texas – 45
Florida – 41
Just because the Buckeyes’ record is safe for this season doesn’t mean they will be able to add onto it for the rest of the year. The Buckeyes have continuously struggled in their games this year and it’s only a matter of time before one team impresses voters enough to move them past the Buckeyes for the top spot.
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