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1940 Coaches

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National Champion: Minnesota (AP)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Tom Harmon (Michigan)

AP First #1: Cornell ▪ AP Final #1: Minnesota

118 Coaches

Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
1 Frank Leahy Boston College Ind 11 0 0 1.000
2 Clark Shaughnessy Stanford PCC 10 0 0 1.000
3 Frank Kimbrough Hardin-Simmons Ind 9 0 0 1.000
4 Bernie Bierman Minnesota Western 8 0 0 1.000
5 Allyn McKeen Mississippi State SEC 10 0 1 .955
6 Bob Neyland Tennessee SEC 10 1 0 .909
7 Homer Norton Texas A&M SWC 9 1 0 .900
8 Fritz Crisler Michigan Western 7 1 0 .875
9 Aldo Donelli Duquesne Ind 7 1 0 .875
10 Pete Cawthon Texas Tech BIAA 9 1 1 .864
11 Madison Bell Southern Methodist SWC 8 1 1 .850
12 Harry Mehre Mississippi SEC 9 2 0 .818
13 Bob Higgins Penn State Ind 6 1 1 .813
14 George Munger Pennsylvania Ind 6 1 1 .813
15 Buck Shaw Santa Clara Ind 6 1 1 .813
16 Dana Bible Texas SWC 8 2 0 .800
17 Jack Hagerty Georgetown Ind 8 2 0 .800
18 Biff Jones Nebraska Big 6 8 2 0 .800
19 Ike Armstrong Utah MSAC 7 2 0 .778
20 Miles Casteel Arizona BIAA 7 2 0 .778
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
21 Jimmy Crowley Fordham Ind 7 2 0 .778
22 Gus Dorais Detroit Mercy Ind 7 2 0 .778
23 Elmer Layden Notre Dame Ind 7 2 0 .778
24 James Phelan Washington PCC 7 2 0 .778
25 Frank Thomas Alabama SEC 7 2 0 .778
26 Wallace Wade Duke Southern 7 2 0 .778
27 Allison Hubert Virginia Military Institute Southern 7 2 1 .750
28 Carl Snavely Cornell Ind 6 2 0 .750
29 Pappy Waldorf Northwestern Western 6 2 0 .750
30 Dixie Howell Arizona State BIAA 7 2 2 .727
31 Frank Howard Clemson Southern 6 2 1 .722
32 Cac Hubbard Denver MSAC 6 2 1 .722
33 Swede Larson Navy Ind 6 2 1 .722
34 Carl Voyles William & Mary Southern 6 2 1 .722
35 Chet Benefiel Tulsa MVC 7 3 0 .700
36 Jess Neely Rice SWC 7 3 0 .700
37 D.C. Walker Wake Forest Southern 7 3 0 .700
38 Skip Palrang Creighton MVC 6 2 2 .700
39 Tad Wieman Princeton Ind 5 2 1 .688
40 Don Faurot Missouri Big 6 6 3 0 .667
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
41 Tom Stidham Oklahoma Big 6 6 3 0 .667
42 Glenn Thistlethwaite Richmond Southern 6 3 0 .667
43 Lou Little Columbia Ind 5 2 2 .667
44 Jim Lookabaugh Oklahoma State MVC 6 3 1 .650
45 DeOrmond McLaughry Brown Ind 6 3 1 .650
46 Andrew Kerr Colgate Ind 5 3 0 .625
47 Red Strader Saint Mary's (CA) Ind 5 3 0 .625
48 Frank Potts Colorado MSAC 5 3 1 .611
49 Bill Reinhard George Washington Ind 5 3 1 .611
50 Lon Stiner Oregon State PCC 5 3 1 .611
51 Bernie Moore Louisiana State SEC 6 4 0 .600
52 Raymond Wolf North Carolina Southern 6 4 0 .600
53 A.D. Kirwan Kentucky SEC 5 3 2 .600
54 Jack Meagher Auburn SEC 6 4 1 .591
55 Dick Harlow Harvard Ind 3 2 3 .563
56 Red Blaik Dartmouth Ind 5 4 0 .556
57 Ted Shipkey New Mexico BIAA 5 4 0 .556
58 Wallace Butts Georgia SEC 5 4 1 .550
59 Puggy Hunton Gonzaga Ind 5 4 1 .550
60 Red Dawson Tulane SEC 5 5 0 .500
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
61 Tom Lieb Florida SEC 5 5 0 .500
62 Gene McEver Davidson Southern 5 5 0 .500
63 Henry Redd Virginia Tech Southern 5 5 0 .500
64 Edward Anderson Iowa Western 4 4 0 .500
65 Doug Fessenden Montana PCC 4 4 1 .500
66 O.E. Hollingbery Washington State PCC 4 4 2 .500
67 Bill Kern West Virginia Ind 4 4 1 .500
68 Ray Morrison Temple Ind 4 4 1 .500
69 Tex Oliver Oregon PCC 4 4 1 .500
70 Mack Saxon Texas-El Paso BIAA 4 4 1 .500
71 Francis Schmidt Ohio State Western 4 4 0 .500
72 Harry Stuhldreher Wisconsin Western 4 4 0 .500
73 Joseph Sheeketski Holy Cross Ind 4 5 1 .450
74 Vee Green Drake MVC 4 5 0 .444
75 Frank Murray Virginia Ind 4 5 0 .444
76 Bo Rowland Citadel Southern 4 5 0 .444
77 Maurice Smith Villanova Ind 4 5 0 .444
78 Jim Yeager Iowa State Big 6 4 5 0 .444
79 Harry Hughes Colorado State MSAC 3 4 2 .444
80 Howard Jones Southern California PCC 3 4 2 .444
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
81 Charlie Bachman Michigan State Ind 3 4 1 .438
82 Charles Bowser Pittsburgh Ind 3 4 1 .438
83 Ossie Solem Syracuse Ind 3 4 1 .438
84 Stub Allison California PCC 4 6 0 .400
85 Elmer Holm Washburn MVC 4 6 0 .400
86 Morley Jennings Baylor SWC 4 6 0 .400
87 Fred Thomsen Arkansas SWC 4 6 0 .400
88 Edward Baker Carnegie Mellon Ind 3 5 0 .375
89 Jenks Gillem Sewanee Ind 3 5 0 .375
90 Bo McMillin Indiana Western 3 5 0 .375
91 Edwin Kimball Brigham Young MSAC 2 4 2 .375
92 Red Sanders Vanderbilt SEC 3 6 1 .350
93 Rex Enright South Carolina Southern 3 6 0 .333
94 Julius Johnston New Mexico State BIAA 3 6 0 .333
95 Herb Kopf Manhattan Ind 3 6 0 .333
96 Frank Loebs Washington (MO) MVC 3 6 0 .333
97 Doc Newton North Carolina State Southern 3 6 0 .333
98 E. Lowell Romney Utah State MSAC 2 5 1 .313
99 William Alexander Georgia Tech SEC 3 7 0 .300
100 Marty Brill Loyola Marymount Ind 3 7 0 .300
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
101 Jake Hanna Centenary (LA) Ind 3 7 0 .300
102 Jack Harding Miami (FL) Ind 3 7 0 .300
103 Dutch Meyer Texas Christian SWC 3 7 0 .300
104 Paddy Driscoll Marquette Ind 2 6 1 .278
105 Jack Faber Maryland Southern 2 6 1 .278
106 Mal Elward Purdue Western 2 6 0 .250
107 Maurice Moulder Northern Arizona BIAA 2 6 0 .250
108 Tex Tilson Washington & Lee Southern 2 7 1 .250
109 Hobbs Adams Kansas State Big 6 2 7 0 .222
110 Gwinn Henry Kansas Big 6 2 7 0 .222
111 Mal Stevens New York University Ind 2 7 0 .222
112 George Malley San Francisco Ind 1 6 1 .188
113 Ted Bank Idaho PCC 1 7 1 .167
114 Okie Blanchard Wyoming MSAC 1 7 1 .167
115 William Wood Army Ind 1 7 1 .167
116 Ducky Pond Yale Ind 1 7 0 .125
117 Robert Zuppke Illinois Western 1 7 0 .125
118 Babe Horrell UCLA PCC 1 9 0 .100