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1977 Independent Coaches

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Record*: 212-180-9, .540 W-L% (2nd of 15) (Schedule and Results)
*W-L-T adjusted to 213-179-9 by NCAA.

SRS: 1.81 (7th of 15) ▪ SOS: 0.24 (8th of 15)

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

36 Coaches

Rk Coach School W L T Pct Notes
1 Dan Devine Notre Dame 11 1 0 .917
2 Joe Paterno Penn State 11 1 0 .917
3 Frederick Dunlap Colgate 10 1 0 .909
4 Claude Gilbert San Diego State 10 1 0 .909
5 John Merritt Tennessee State 8 1 1 .850
6 Bobby Bowden Florida State 10 2 0 .833
7 Hayden Fry North Texas 9 2 0 .818 W-L-T adjusted to 10-1 by NCAA.
8 Jackie Sherrill Pittsburgh 9 2 1 .792
9 Frank Burns Rutgers 8 3 0 .727
10 Pat Dye East Carolina 8 3 0 .727
11 Homer Smith Army 7 4 0 .636
12 Vince Gibson Louisville 7 4 1 .625
13 Frank Maloney Syracuse 6 5 0 .545
14 Pepper Rodgers Georgia Tech 6 5 0 .545
15 James Root William & Mary 6 5 0 .545
16 A.L. Williams Northwestern State 6 5 0 .545
17 Richard Williamson Memphis 6 5 0 .545
18 Joseph Yukica Boston College 6 5 0 .545
19 Ralph Staub Cincinnati 5 4 2 .545
20 Bobby Collins Southern Mississippi 6 6 0 .500
Rk Coach School W L T Pct Notes
21 Wayne Hardin Temple 5 5 1 .500
22 Frank Cignetti West Virginia 5 6 0 .455
23 Dick Tomey Hawaii 5 6 0 .455
24 George Welsh Navy 5 6 0 .455
25 Jim Carlen South Carolina 5 7 0 .417
26 Dick Bedesem Villanova 4 7 0 .364
27 Bruce Snyder Utah State 4 7 0 .364
28 Charlie Cowdrey Illinois State 3 7 1 .318
29 Jimmy Sharpe Virginia Tech 3 7 1 .318
30 Tom Harp Indiana State 3 7 0 .300
31 Lou Saban Miami (FL) 3 8 0 .273
32 Larry Smith Tulane 3 8 0 .273
33 Jim Tait Richmond 3 8 0 .273
34 Ben Martin Air Force 2 8 1 .227
35 John David Crow Louisiana-Monroe 2 9 0 .182
36 Neil Wheelwright Holy Cross 2 9 0 .182