How Many National Championships Does Ohio State Football Have?

The Ohio State University Buckeyes have claimed seven National Championships on the gridiron. The team has won college football’s title in 1942, 1954, 1957, 1961, 1968, 1970 and 2002.

Paul Brown led the long-time Midwestern power to its first national title. Hall of Famer Woody Hayes then took the school to five Championships during his tenure in Columbus from 1951 to 1978. Jim Tressel coached the program’s most recent winners and was succeeded permanently by Urban Meyer. Since the team began competition in 1890, the Buckeyes have gone undefeated 10 times and won 34 Big Ten titles since joining the conference in 1913.