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1976 Independent Coaches

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Record*: 194-198-3, .495 W-L% (10th of 14) (Schedule and Results)
*W-L-T adjusted to 198-194-3 by NCAA.

SRS: -2.15 (8th of 14) ▪ SOS: -1.64 (8th of 14)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Notre Dame, Penn State and Pittsburgh)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Notre Dame, Pittsburgh and Rutgers)

36 Coaches

Rk Coach School W L T Pct Notes
1 Johnny Majors Pittsburgh 12 0 0 1.000
2 Frank Burns Rutgers 11 0 0 1.000
3 Claude Gilbert San Diego State 10 1 0 .909
4 Frederick Dunlap Colgate 8 2 0 .800
5 Dan Devine Notre Dame 9 3 0 .750
6 Tony Mason Cincinnati 8 3 0 .727
7 Joseph Yukica Boston College 8 3 0 .727
8 Rey Dempsey Southern Illinois 7 4 0 .636
9 Richard Williamson Memphis 7 4 0 .636 W-L-T adjusted to 8-3 by NCAA.
10 Dick Bedesem Villanova 6 4 1 .591
11 Joe Morrison Chattanooga 6 4 1 .591
12 Joe Paterno Penn State 7 5 0 .583
13 Jim Carlen South Carolina 6 5 0 .545
14 Hayden Fry North Texas 6 5 0 .545 W-L-T adjusted to 7-4 by NCAA.
15 Jimmy Sharpe Virginia Tech 6 5 0 .545
16 A.L. Williams Northwestern State 5 5 0 .500
17 Bobby Bowden Florida State 5 6 0 .455
18 Frank Cignetti West Virginia 5 6 0 .455
19 Gerry Hart Illinois State 5 6 0 .455
20 Homer Smith Army 5 6 0 .455
Rk Coach School W L T Pct Notes
21 Pepper Rodgers Georgia Tech 4 6 1 .409
22 Wayne Hardin Temple 4 6 0 .400
23 Frank Ellwood Marshall 4 7 0 .364
24 Vince Gibson Louisville 4 7 0 .364 W-L-T adjusted to 5-6 by NCAA.
25 Ron Marciniak Dayton 4 7 0 .364
26 Ben Martin Air Force 4 7 0 .364
27 George Welsh Navy 4 7 0 .364
28 Tom Harp Indiana State 3 7 0 .300
29 Frank Maloney Syracuse 3 8 0 .273
30 Larry Price Hawaii 3 8 0 .273
31 Carl Selmer Miami (FL) 3 8 0 .273
32 Bruce Snyder Utah State 3 8 0 .273
33 Neil Wheelwright Holy Cross 3 8 0 .273
34 Bobby Collins Southern Mississippi 2 9 0 .182 W-L-T adjusted to 3-8 by NCAA.
35 John David Crow Louisiana-Monroe 2 9 0 .182
36 Larry Smith Tulane 2 9 0 .182