List of Cincinnati Bearcats football seasons

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The Bearcats have played at Nippert Stadium since 1924.

This is a list of seasons completed by the Cincinnati Bearcats football team of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS). Since the team's creation in 1885, the Bearcats have participated in more than 1,200 officially sanctioned games, including 16 bowl games.

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The Bearcats have been a member of numerous athletic conferences. From 1910 through 1924, the Bearcats was a member of the Ohio Athletic Conference. In 1925, the team joined the defunct Buckeye Intercollegiate Athletic Association, where it won 2 conference championships. From 1947 to 1952, the Bearcats was a member of the Mid-American Conference. From 1957 though 1969, Cincinnati competed in the Missouri Valley Conference, where it won two conference championships. As one of the founding members, the Bearcats competed in Conference USA from 1995 through 2004. In 2005, Cincinnati joined the Big East, its first time in a conference with an automatic BCS bowl bid. After the fracturing of the Big East in 2012, the football-playing remnants of the conference, including Cincinnati, rebranded themselves as the American Athletic Conference (AAC), the league in which they currently compete. The Bearcats have also previously played as a football "1-A" independent during extended portions of their existence. [1] Throughout their history, the Bearcats have captured all or a share of 14 conference titles, despite these long bouts of gridiron nomadism.

Seasons

Conference Champions *Division ChampionsDouble-dagger-14-plain.pngBowl game berth ^
SeasonCoach(es) [2] ConferenceDivisionSeason results [1] [3] Bowl resultFinal ranking
Conference finish [4] Division finishWinsLossesTies
[A 1]
AP Poll [6] Coaches Poll
Cincinnati Bearcats
1885 Ind 101N/AN/A
1886 200N/AN/A
1887 100N/AN/A
1888 101N/AN/A
1889 110N/AN/A
1890 211N/AN/A
1891 421N/AN/A
1892 120N/AN/A
1893 060N/AN/A
1894 W. Durant Berry 330N/AN/A
1895 330N/AN/A
1896 William A. Reynolds 431N/AN/A
1897 Tom Fennell 911N/AN/A
1898 Frank Cavanaugh 513N/AN/A
1899 Daniel A. Reed 520N/AN/A
1900 341N/AN/A
1901 Henry S. Pratt 131N/AN/A
1902 Anthony Chez 422N/AN/A
1903 180N/AN/A
1904 Amos Foster 710N/AN/A
1905 430N/AN/A
1906 William Foley 072N/AN/A
1907No teamN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
1908 Ralph Inott Ind141N/AN/A
1909 Robert Burch 431N/AN/A
1910 OAC 630N/AN/A
1911 2nd621N/AN/A
1912 Lowell Dana 3rd341N/AN/A
1913 *1st *531N/AN/A
1914 * George Little 1st *630N/AN/A
1915 5th450N/AN/A
1916 Ion Cortright 5th081N/AN/A
1917 Frank Marty 5th060N/AN/A
1918 Boyd Chambers 2nd302N/AN/A
1919 5th341N/AN/A
1920 *1st *450N/AN/A
1921 5th260N/AN/A
1922 George McLaren 4th171N/AN/A
1923 *1st *630N/AN/A
1924 *1st *261N/AN/A
1925 4th450N/AN/A
1926 Buckeye 351N/AN/A
1927 George Babcock 252N/AN/A
1928 6th180N/AN/A
1929 441N/AN/A
1930 3rd540N/AN/A
1931 Dana M. King 540N/AN/A
1932 720N/AN/A
1933 *1st *720N/AN/A
1934 *1st *621N/AN/A
1935 Russ Cohen 2nd720N/AN/A
1936 Ind153N/A
1937 Russ Cohen, Wade Woodworth 0100N/A
1938 Joseph A. Meyer 450N/A
1939 432N/A
1940 531N/A
1941 630N/A
1942 820N/A
1943No teamN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
1944N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
1945 Ray Nolting Ind440N/A
1946 920Won 1947 Sun Bowl vs. VPI, 18–6 ^N/A
1947 * MAC 1st *730N/A
1948 2nd361N/A
1949 * Sid Gillman 1st *740Won 1949 Glass Bowl vs. Toledo, 33–13 ^N/A
1950 2nd840Lost 1951 Sun Bowl vs. West Texas State, 13–14 ^
1951 *1st *1010
1952 *1st *811
1953 Ind910
1954 820
1955 George Blackburn 162
1956 450
1957 MVC 4th541
1958 2nd622
1959 5th541
1960 3rd460
1961 Charles Studley 3rd370
1962 3rd280
1963 *1st *640
1964 *1st *820
1965 3rd550
1966 3rd370
1967 Homer Rice 3rd360
1968 3rd541
1969 Ray Callahan 3rd460
1970 Ind740
1971 740
1972 290
1973 Tony Mason 470
1974 740
1975 650
1976 920
1977 Ralph Staub 542
1978 560
1979 290
1980 290
1981 Mike Gottfried 650
1982 650
1983 Watson Brown 461
1984 Dave Currey 290
1985 560
1986 560
1987 470
1988 380
1989 Tim Murphy 191
1990 1100
1991 470
1992 380
1993 830
1994 Rick Minter 281
1995 650
1996 C-USA 3rd65
1997 4th84Won 1997 Humanitarian Bowl vs. Utah State, 35–19 ^
1998 7th29
1999 9th38
2000 2nd75Lost 2000 Motor City Bowl vs. Marshall, 14–25 ^
2001 2nd75Lost 2001 Motor City Bowl vs. Toledo, 16–23 ^
2002 *1st *77Lost 2002 New Orleans Bowl vs. North Texas, 19–24 ^
2003 9th57
2004 Mark Dantonio 2nd75Won 2004 Fort Worth Bowl vs. Marshall, 32–14 ^
2005 Big East Tied-6th47
2006 Mark Dantonio, Brian Kelly Tied-4th85Won 2007 International Bowl vs. Western Michigan, 27–24 ^
2007 Brian KellyTied-3rd103Won 2007 PapaJohns.com Bowl vs. Southern Mississippi, 31–21 ^1720
2008 *1st *113Lost 2009 Orange Bowl vs. Virginia Tech, 7–20 ^1717
2009 *Brian Kelly, Jeff Quinn 1st *121Lost 2010 Sugar Bowl vs. Florida, 24–51 ^89
2010 Butch Jones 7th48
2011 *Tied-1st *103Won 2011 Liberty Bowl vs. Vanderbilt, 31–24 ^2521
2012 *Butch Jones, Steve Stripling Tied-1st *103Won 2012 Belk Bowl vs. Duke, 48–34 ^RV22
2013 Tommy Tuberville AAC 3rd94Lost 2013 Belk Bowl vs. North Carolina, 17–39 ^
2014 *Tied-1st *94Lost 2014 Military Bowl vs. Virginia Tech, 17–33 ^
2015 East3rd76Lost 2015 Hawaii Bowl vs. San Diego State, 7–42 ^
2016 Tied-4th48
2017 Luke Fickell Tied-4th48
2018 3rd112Won 2018 Military Bowl vs. Virginia Tech, 35–31 ^2423
2019 Double-dagger-14-plain.png2nd1stDouble-dagger-14-plain.png113Won 2020 Birmingham Bowl vs. Boston College, 38–6 ^2121
2020 *1st *91Lost 2021 Peach Bowl vs. Georgia, 21–24 ^88
Total64559250(Through 2020 Season)

Notes

  1. Overtime rules in college football were introduced in 1996, making ties impossible in the period since. [5]

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