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No. 4 Ohio State has won 18 in a row and Urban Meyer says pressure is starting to mount

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    FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2013, file photo, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer watches from the sidelines during an NCAA college football game against San Diego State in Columbus, Ohio. It's only natural that as No. 4 Ohio State's winning streak keeps building, so does the pressure. Some of the Buckeyes say they don't even notice, but others are aware that at 18 and counting the streak and its accompanying drama is mounting. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)The Associated Press

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    FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2013, file photo, Ohio State wide receiver Corey Brown returns a punt against Florida A&M during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game in Columbus, Ohio. It's only natural that as No. 4 Ohio State's winning streak keeps building, so does the pressure. Some of the Buckeyes say they don't even notice, but others are aware that at 18 and counting the streak and its accompanying drama is mounting. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)The Associated Press

It's a long way away from Oklahoma's major-college record of 47 consecutive victories.

Still, Ohio State may be feeling the pressure of having the nation's current longest winning streak — 18 games.

The fourth-ranked Buckeyes (6-0, 2-0 Big Ten) can tie for the second longest streak ever at Ohio State when they host Iowa (4-2, 1-1) on Saturday. The 2002-03 Buckeyes won 19, including a national championship, and the 2005-06 teams matched that total until losing 41-14 to Florida — led by current Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer — in the national title game.

Meyer says this year's Buckeyes are starting to hear about their string of victories, making it harder to focus on the task at hand.

Meanwhile, the players say they don't even think about it.