Ranking the Buckeyes Football Teams This Decade

Scott Taylor@@Taylor_SportsCorrespondent IJuly 21, 2009

Ranking the Buckeyes Football Teams This Decade

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    GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 05:  Head coach Jim Tressel of the Ohio State Buckeyes reacts during the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Game against the Texas Longhorns on January 5, 2009 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.   The Longhorns defeated the Bu

No. 10: 2001 (7-5 overall, 5-3 in Big 10)

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    27 Oct 2001 : Steve Bellisari of Ohio State runs with the ball during the game against Penn State at Beaver Field in State College, Pennsylvania . Penn State won 29-27. DIGITAL IMAGE. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Squire/Allsport

No. 9: 2000 (8-4, 5-3)

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    4 Nov 2000:  Head Coach John Cooper of the Ohio State Buckeyes points from the sidelines during the game against the Michigan State Spartans at the Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. The Spartans defeated the Buckeyes 27-13.Mandatory Credit: Tom Hauck  /Alls

No. 8: 2004 (8-4, 4-4)

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    SAN ANTONIO, TX - DECEMBER 29:  The Ohio State Buckeyes face the Oklahoma State Cowboys during the MasterCard Alamo Bowl on December 29, 2004 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.  The Buckeyes defeated the Cowboys 33-7.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty

No. 7: 2008 (10-3, 7-1)

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    COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 22: Chris Wells #28 of the Ohio State Buckeyes carries the ball during the Big Ten Conference game against the Michigan Wolverines at Ohio Stadium on November 22, 2008 in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

No. 6: 2009

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    GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 05:  Quarterback Terrelle Pryor #2 of the Ohio State Buckeyes scrambles with the ball under pressure from Ryan Palmer #13 of the Texas Longhorns during the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Game on January 5, 2009 at University of Phoenix Stadiu

No. 5: 2003 (11-2, 6-2)

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    TEMPE, AZ - JANUARY 2:  Quarterback Craig Krenzel #16 of Ohio State looks for an open man against the defense of Kansas State during the first half of the Fiesta Bowl on January 2, 2004 at the Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/

No. 4: 2007 (11-2, 7-1)

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    NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 07:  Quarterback Todd Boeckman #17 of the Ohio State Buckeyes stands outside the huddle against the Louisiana State University Tigers during the AllState BCS National Championship on January 7, 2008 at the Louisiana Superdome in New

No. 3: 2005 (10-2, 7-1)

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    TEMPE, AZ - JANUARY 02:  Wire receiver Santonio Holmes #4 of the Ohio State Buckeyes runs after a catch as he looks to get by defensive back Tom Zbikowski #9 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the Tostito's Fiesta Bowl at Sun Devil Stadium on January 2,

No. 2: 2006 (12-1, 8-0)

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    GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 08:  Quarterback Troy Smith #10 of the Ohio State Buckeyes attempts a pass against the Florida Gators during the 2007 Tostitos BCS National Championship Game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on January 8, 2007 in Glendale, Arizo

No. 1: 2002 (14-0, 8-0)

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    TEMPE, AZ - JANUARY 3:  Running back Maurice Clarett #13 of the Ohio State Buckeyes finds a hole against the University of Miami Hurricanes during the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl at Sun Devil Stadium on January 3, 2003 in Tempe, Arizona.  Ohio State won the game
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