Stinger put up a good fight and so did the Crew Cat. Even the much-maligned Boomer got a few votes, but was there really ever any doubt as to which mascot ranks highest in the hearts of Central Ohioans.

Stinger put up a good fight and so did the Crew Cat. Even the much-maligned Boomer got a few votes, but was there really ever any doubt as to which mascot ranks highest in the hearts of Central Ohioans?

Brutus Buckeye won this vote by a landslide.

And it makes perfect sense that the Ohio State University mascot, born in 1965, is beloved by families.

As far as we know, a buckeye has never been used a weapon of destruction, nor is one capable of stinging, biting, scratching or otherwise scaring the hoo-ha out of a kid.

Runners-up: Stinger, Crew Cat