CBS Sports Recognizes Ohio State As Best Overall Athletic Department In College Sports

CBS Sports Recognizes Ohio State As Best Overall Athletic Department In College Sports

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CBS Sports Recognizes Ohio State As Best Overall Athletic Department In College Sports


If you’ve been following Ohio State athletics over the past year, you likely have taken note of the success in multiple sports. CBS Sports has recognized those achievements by naming the OSU athletic program as the best in all of college athletics.


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CBS Sports Recognizes Ohio State As Best Overall Athletic Department In College Sports

It’s always nice to get recognition for a job well down, especially when it comes from an outside, unbiased source.

Kudos to the Ohio State athletic department then for being recognized for the best overall athletic program in college sports for the second time in four years.

The CBS Best In College Sports award was started in 2013 as a way to recognize athletic programs that performed the best in the more broadly followed college spectator sports. It is similar to the National Association of College Directors of Athletics (NACDA), but adds a weighted average to sports like football and men’s and women’s basketball that are more closely followed.

In addition, the two wild card spectator sports each school does the best in are added into the equation. Those sports include baseball, softball, volleyball, soccer, gymnastics, lacrosse, hockey and wrestling.

Despite Ohio State not winning a national title in any of the covered sports, it finished high enough in football, men’s and women’s basketball, and finished runner-up in wrestling, while also making it to the Frozen Four of both men’s and women’s hockey and the semifinal of men’s volleyball.

Ohio State finished with a total of 510.50 points, just ahead of Alabama that finished second with 492.25. Michigan finished fourth, but that’s just worth noting to rub it in. The Wolverines have never been recognized as the “leader’s and best.”

With the win, the Ohio State athletic program becomes the only two-time winner. It also got recognized in 2015.

 

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