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1987 Independent Coaches

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Record*: 142-127-4, .527 W-L% (3rd of 10) (Schedule and Results)
*W-L-T adjusted to 143-126-4 by NCAA.

SRS: 1.02 (7th of 10) ▪ SOS: 0.20 (7th of 10)

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

24 Coaches

Rk Coach School W L T Pct Notes
1 Jimmy Johnson Miami (FL) 12 0 0 1.000
2 Dick MacPherson Syracuse 11 0 1 .958
3 Bobby Bowden Florida State 11 1 0 .917
4 Mike Gottfried Pittsburgh 8 4 0 .667
5 Lou Holtz Notre Dame 8 4 0 .667
6 Joe Morrison South Carolina 8 4 0 .667
7 Joe Paterno Penn State 8 4 0 .667
8 Dick Anderson Rutgers 6 5 0 .545
9 Jim Carmody Southern Mississippi 6 5 0 .545
10 Nelson Stokley Louisiana-Lafayette 6 5 0 .545
11 Mack Brown Tulane 6 6 0 .500
12 Don Nehlen West Virginia 6 6 0 .500
13 Charlie Bailey Memphis 5 5 1 .500
14 Jerry Pettibone Northern Illinois 5 5 1 .500
15 Art Baker East Carolina 5 6 0 .455
16 Jack Bicknell Boston College 5 6 0 .455
17 Jim Young Army 5 6 0 .455
18 Dave Currey Cincinnati 4 7 0 .364
19 Gerry Faust Akron 4 7 0 .364
20 Howard Schnellenberger Louisville 3 7 1 .318
Rk Coach School W L T Pct Notes
21 Bruce Arians Temple 3 8 0 .273 W-L-T adjusted to 4-7 by NCAA.
22 George Henshaw Tulsa 3 8 0 .273
23 Frank Beamer Virginia Tech 2 9 0 .182
24 Elliot Uzelac Navy 2 9 0 .182