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1983 Independent Coaches

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Record*: 136-120-4, .531 W-L% (3rd of 11) (Schedule and Results)
*W-L-T adjusted to 139-117-4 by NCAA.

SRS: 3.31 (5th of 11) ▪ SOS: 2.26 (5th of 11)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Florida State, Notre Dame and Penn State)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Boston College, East Carolina, Miami (FL), Pittsburgh and West Virginia)

22 Coaches

Rk Coach School W L T Pct Notes
1 Howard Schnellenberger Miami (FL) 11 1 0 .917
2 Bill Dooley Virginia Tech 9 2 0 .818
3 Jack Bicknell Boston College 9 3 0 .750
4 Don Nehlen West Virginia 9 3 0 .750
5 Ed Emory East Carolina 8 3 0 .727
6 Foge Fazio Pittsburgh 8 3 1 .708
7 Joe Paterno Penn State 8 4 1 .654
8 Jim Carmody Southern Mississippi 7 4 0 .636 W-L-T adjusted to 8-3 by NCAA.
9 Rex Dockery Memphis 6 4 1 .591
10 Bobby Bowden Florida State 7 5 0 .583 W-L-T adjusted to 8-4 by NCAA.
11 Gerry Faust Notre Dame 7 5 0 .583
12 Jimmye Laycock William & Mary 6 5 0 .545
13 Dick MacPherson Syracuse 6 5 0 .545
14 Joe Morrison South Carolina 5 6 0 .455
15 Watson Brown Cincinnati 4 6 1 .409
16 Sam Robertson Louisiana-Lafayette 4 6 0 .400 W-L-T adjusted to 5-5 by NCAA.
17 Bruce Arians Temple 4 7 0 .364
18 Wally English Tulane 4 7 0 .364 W-L-T adjusted to 0-11 by NCAA.
19 Frank Burns Rutgers 3 8 0 .273
20 Gary Tranquill Navy 3 8 0 .273
Rk Coach School W L T Pct Notes
21 Bob Weber Louisville 3 8 0 .273
22 Jim Young Army 2 9 0 .182