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1997 Western Athletic Conference Coaches

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Record*: 90-97, .481 W-L% (6th of 11) (Schedule and Results)
*W-L-T adjusted to 92-95 by NCAA.

SRS: -4.03 (7th of 11) ▪ SOS: -2.89 (7th of 11)

Division Champions: Colorado State (Mountain) and New Mexico (Pacific)
Conference Champion: Colorado State (Won Championship Game 41-13)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Brigham Young)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Colorado State)

16 Coaches

Rk Coach School W L Pct Notes
1 Sonny Lubick Colorado State 11 2 .846 W-L-T adjusted to 12-1 by NCAA.
2 Fisher DeBerry Air Force 10 3 .769
3 Dennis Franchione New Mexico 9 4 .692
4 Ken Hatfield Rice 7 4 .636
5 Mike Cavan Southern Methodist 6 5 .545
6 LaVell Edwards Brigham Young 6 5 .545
7 Ron McBride Utah 6 5 .545
8 Dana Dimel Wyoming 7 6 .538 W-L-T adjusted to 8-5 by NCAA.
9 Pat Hill Fresno State 6 6 .500
10 Ted Tollner San Diego State 5 7 .417
11 Charlie Bailey Texas-El Paso 4 7 .364
12 Dave Baldwin San Jose State 4 7 .364
13 Jeff Horton Nevada-Las Vegas 3 8 .273
14 Fred Vonappen Hawaii 3 9 .250
15 David Rader Tulsa 2 9 .182
16 Pat Sullivan Texas Christian 1 10 .091