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1973 Independent Coaches

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Record: 194-194-5, .500 W-L% (5th of 13) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: -2.75 (9th of 13) ▪ SOS: -2.50 (8th of 13)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Houston, Notre Dame and Penn State)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Houston, Notre Dame, Penn State and Tulane)

36 Coaches

Rk Coach School W L T Pct Notes
1 Joe Paterno Penn State 12 0 0 1.000
2 Ara Parseghian Notre Dame 11 0 0 1.000
3 Bill Yeoman Houston 11 1 0 .917
4 Wayne Hardin Temple 9 1 0 .900
5 Bennie Ellender Tulane 9 3 0 .750
6 Dennis Fryzel Tampa 8 3 0 .727
7 Fred Pancoast Memphis 8 3 0 .727
8 Paul Dietzel South Carolina 7 4 0 .636
9 Phil Krueger Utah State 7 4 0 .636
10 Joseph Yukica Boston College 7 4 0 .636
11 Ben Martin Air Force 6 4 0 .600
12 P.W. Underwood Southern Mississippi 6 4 1 .591
13 Bobby Bowden West Virginia 6 5 0 .545
14 Frank Burns Rutgers 6 5 0 .545
15 Jerry Ippoliti Northern Illinois 6 5 0 .545
16 Johnny Majors Pittsburgh 6 5 1 .542
17 Lamar 5 5 0 .500
18 Thomas Cecchini Xavier 5 5 1 .500
19 Ron Marciniak Dayton 5 5 1 .500
20 Neil Wheelwright Colgate 5 5 0 .500
Rk Coach School W L T Pct Notes
21 Edward Doherty Holy Cross 5 6 0 .455
22 Pete Elliott Miami (FL) 5 6 0 .455
23 Bill Fulcher Georgia Tech 5 6 0 .455
24 John Symank Texas-Arlington 4 6 0 .400
25 Jack Lengyel Marshall 4 7 0 .364
26 Tony Mason Cincinnati 4 7 0 .364
27 Joe Morrison Chattanooga 4 7 0 .364
28 Don Robbins Idaho 4 7 0 .364
29 George Welsh Navy 4 7 0 .364
30 Dick Towers Southern Illinois 3 7 1 .318
31 Lou Ferry Villanova 3 8 0 .273
32 Charles Coffey Virginia Tech 2 9 0 .182
33 Ben Schwartzwalder Syracuse 2 9 0 .182
34 Thomas Cahill Army 0 10 0 .000
35 Russ Faulkinberry Louisiana-Lafayette 0 10 0 .000
36 Larry Jones Florida State 0 11 0 .000