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1980 Independent Coaches

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Record: 180-156-4, .535 W-L% (2nd of 14) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 2.16 (7th of 14) ▪ SOS: 0.83 (7th of 14)

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

30 Coaches

Rk Coach School W L T Pct Notes
1 Jackie Sherrill Pittsburgh 11 1 0 .917
2 Bobby Bowden Florida State 10 2 0 .833
3 Joe Paterno Penn State 10 2 0 .833
4 Dan Devine Notre Dame 9 2 1 .792
5 Bobby Collins Southern Mississippi 9 3 0 .750
6 Howard Schnellenberger Miami (FL) 9 3 0 .750
7 Jim Carlen South Carolina 8 4 0 .667
8 Bill Dooley Virginia Tech 8 4 0 .667
9 George Welsh Navy 8 4 0 .667
10 Frank Burns Rutgers 7 4 0 .636
11 Ed Chlebek Boston College 7 4 0 .636
12 John David Crow Louisiana-Monroe 7 4 0 .636
13 Tony Knap Nevada-Las Vegas 7 4 0 .636
14 Vince Gibson Tulane 7 5 0 .583
15 Frederick Dunlap Colgate 5 4 1 .550
16 Dick Bedesem Villanova 6 5 0 .545
17 Jerry Moore North Texas 6 5 0 .545
18 Don Nehlen West Virginia 6 6 0 .500
19 Frank Maloney Syracuse 5 6 0 .455
20 Dal Shealy Richmond 5 6 0 .455
Rk Coach School W L T Pct Notes
21 Bob Weber Louisville 5 6 0 .455
22 Charlie Cowdrey Illinois State 4 7 0 .364
23 Ed Emory East Carolina 4 7 0 .364
24 Wayne Hardin Temple 4 7 0 .364
25 Ed Cavanaugh Army 3 7 1 .318
26 Neil Wheelwright Holy Cross 3 8 0 .273
27 Jimmye Laycock William & Mary 2 9 0 .182
28 Ralph Staub Cincinnati 2 9 0 .182
29 Richard Williamson Memphis 2 9 0 .182
30 Bill Curry Georgia Tech 1 9 1 .136