Countdown to Kickoff: 25 Days

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25. The Buckeyes have finished within the top 5 of the AP Poll 25 times since its inception in 1936. 10 of those top 5 finishes have come in the past 15 seasons, the most in the nation during that span. The Buckeyes haven’t always been the best team in the country, but no team has been as consistently good as the Buckeyes in recent years. That’s only translated to two championships over that time, but Ohio State is poised to continue their success at least into the near future. With the current coaching staff and recent success on the recruiting trail, I’d bet my money that the Buckeyes add at least one or two championships in the next 5-10 years. Ohio State currently sits at number 2 in the preseason Coaches Poll. The AP preseason poll has yet to be released, but expect the Buckeyes to fall somewhere between 1 and 3. While the preseason polls are nice, they ultimately mean absolutely nothing. All that matters is where you are at the end of the season, and I fully expect the Buckeyes to finish at the top.

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