A pair of Big Ten teams has pulled off a feat over the last dozen years that few other schools can claim.
Both Penn State and Wisconsin currently have streaks of 12 straight winning seasons. As of this week, they are two of just five schools that can claim that, as Penn State pointed out on Twitter.
— Penn State Football (@PennStateFball) November 10, 2016
Florida State will join this group as long as it wins another game in the 2016 season. The Seminoles — who are 6-3 this year — haven’t had a losing season since 1976.
Still, this is an impressive accomplishment for all of the programs, especially the Nittany Lions, who were handed NCAA sanctions in 2012. Even with scholarship restrictions and a bowl ban, Penn State was able to stay afloat and has gone 36-23 since the sanctions were issued. They have since been rescinded by the NCAA.
Since 2005, Penn State has won at least nine games five times and is poised to do so again this year. Wisconsin, meanwhile, has hit at least 10 wins seven times since 2005. The Badgers, at 7-2, could very well do so again in 2016.
Some big names were off the list. Alabama had a 6-7 season in 2006, Ohio State went 6-7 in 2011 and Michigan has had two 5-7 seasons since 2005.