Record: 14 - 0
Finish: 2002 National Champions, Fiesta Bowl: Won
Coach: Jim Tressel
Best Player: Maurice Clarett
In just his sophomore season with the team, Jim Tressel made all of college football fear the power of the sweater vest. With a little help from freshman Maurice Clarett, OSU went undefeated, tying the record of most wins (14) in a season and winning the chip against the highly-favored defending champion Hurricanes at the Fiesta Bowl. At the time, Clarett's game-winning touchdown in the National Championship Game against the U seemed to be a sign of good things to come for the young star. Unfortuatley, it wasn't and since, Clarrett has had multiple high-profile run-ins with the law. Seriously, who thought Craig Krenzel would have the more illustrious NFL career?