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1945 Coaches

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National Champion: Army (AP)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Doc Blanchard (Army)

AP First #1: Army ▪ AP Final #1: Army

92 Coaches

Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
1 Frank Thomas Alabama SEC 10 0 0 1.000
2 Red Blaik Army Ind 9 0 0 1.000
3 Jim Lookabaugh Oklahoma State MVC 9 0 0 1.000
4 Bo McMillin Indiana Western 9 0 1 .950
5 Dana Bible Texas SWC 10 1 0 .909
6 John Barnhill Tennessee SEC 8 1 0 .889
7 Lou Little Columbia Ind 8 1 0 .889
8 Ray Morrison Temple Ind 7 1 0 .875
9 Jack Harding Miami (FL) Ind 9 1 1 .864
10 Oscar Hagberg Navy Ind 7 1 1 .833
11 Wallace Butts Georgia SEC 9 2 0 .818
12 Willis Barnes New Mexico BIAA 6 1 1 .813
13 John DaGrosa Holy Cross Ind 8 2 0 .800
14 Bernie Moore Louisiana State SEC 7 2 0 .778
15 Frank Murray Virginia Ind 7 2 0 .778
16 Carroll Widdoes Ohio State Western 7 2 0 .778
17 Hugh Devore Notre Dame Ind 7 2 1 .750
18 George Munger Pennsylvania Ind 6 2 0 .750
19 James Phelan Saint Mary's (CA) Ind 6 2 0 .750
20 Henry Frnka Tulsa MVC 8 3 0 .727
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
21 Bear Bryant Maryland Southern 6 2 1 .722
22 Phil Sarboe Washington State PCC 6 2 1 .722
23 Fritz Crisler Michigan Western 7 3 0 .700
24 Cecil Isbell Purdue Western 7 3 0 .700
25 Chuck Baer Detroit Mercy Ind 6 3 0 .667
26 Rube McCray William & Mary Southern 6 3 0 .667
27 Allyn McKeen Mississippi State SEC 6 3 0 .667
28 Howard Odell Yale Ind 6 3 0 .667
29 Ralph Welch Washington PCC 6 3 0 .667
30 Frank Howard Clemson Southern 6 3 1 .650
31 Jeff Cravath Southern California PCC 7 4 0 .636
32 Bob Higgins Penn State Ind 5 3 0 .625
33 Andrew Moore Chattanooga Ind 5 3 0 .625
34 Frank Potts Colorado MSAC 5 3 0 .625
35 Charlie Bachman Michigan State Ind 5 3 1 .611
36 D.C. Walker Wake Forest Southern 5 3 1 .611
37 Mel Binford Wichita State MVC 6 4 0 .600
38 Homer Norton Texas A&M SWC 6 4 0 .600
39 Chauncey Simpson Missouri Big 6 6 4 0 .600
40 Great Lakes Navy Ind 6 4 1 .591
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
41 E. Lowell Romney Utah State MSAC 4 3 0 .571
42 Mike Michalske Iowa State Big 6 4 3 1 .563
43 Harold White Colorado College Ind 4 3 1 .563
44 Saint Louis MVC 5 4 0 .556
45 Bert LaBrucherie UCLA PCC 5 4 0 .556
46 Vee Green Drake MVC 5 4 1 .550
47 Tom Stidham Marquette Ind 5 4 1 .550
48 Frank Kimbrough Baylor SWC 5 5 1 .500
49 Snorter Luster Oklahoma Big 6 5 5 0 .500
50 Dutch Meyer Texas Christian SWC 5 5 0 .500
51 Carl Snavely North Carolina Southern 5 5 0 .500
52 Carl Voyles Auburn SEC 5 5 0 .500
53 Ike Armstrong Utah MSAC 4 4 0 .500
54 Jordan Olivar Villanova Ind 4 4 0 .500
55 Lon Stiner Oregon State PCC 4 4 1 .500
56 Pappy Waldorf Northwestern Western 4 4 1 .500
57 Madison Bell Southern Methodist SWC 5 6 0 .455
58 Jess Neely Rice SWC 5 6 0 .455
59 Cac Hubbard Denver MSAC 4 5 1 .450
60 Tom Lieb Florida SEC 4 5 1 .450
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
61 Buck Shaw California PCC 4 5 1 .450
62 Henry Shenk Kansas Big 6 4 5 1 .450
63 Bernie Bierman Minnesota Western 4 5 0 .444
64 Potsy Clark Nebraska Big 6 4 5 0 .444
65 Harry Mehre Mississippi SEC 4 5 0 .444
66 Harry Stuhldreher Wisconsin Western 3 4 2 .444
67 Rip Engle Brown Ind 3 4 1 .438
68 Andrew Kerr Colgate Ind 3 4 1 .438
69 Moody Sarno Boston College Ind 3 4 0 .429
70 John Weinheimer New York University Ind 3 4 0 .429
71 Bobby Dodd Georgia Tech SEC 4 6 0 .400
72 Johnnie McMillan South Carolina Southern 2 4 3 .389
73 Doby Bartling Vanderbilt SEC 3 6 0 .333
74 Beattie Feathers North Carolina State Southern 3 6 0 .333
75 Tex Oliver Oregon PCC 3 6 0 .333
76 Julius Wagner Colorado State MSAC 2 5 1 .313
77 Glen Rose Arkansas SWC 3 7 0 .300
78 Clark Shaughnessy Pittsburgh Ind 3 7 0 .300
79 Ellwood Ludwig Bucknell Ind 2 5 0 .286
80 Ray Eliot Illinois Western 2 6 1 .278
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
81 Rat Rogers West Virginia Ind 2 6 1 .278
82 Claude Simons Tulane SEC 2 6 1 .278
83 George Hope Richmond Southern 2 6 0 .250
84 Henry McEver Virginia Tech Southern 2 6 0 .250
85 Gus Miller West Texas A&M BIAA 2 6 0 .250
86 Clem Crowe Iowa Western 2 7 0 .222
87 Bernie Shively Kentucky SEC 2 8 0 .200
88 Lonnie McMillan Presbyterian Ind 1 6 0 .143
89 Ossie Solem Syracuse Ind 1 6 0 .143
90 Babe Brown Idaho PCC 1 7 0 .125
91 Lud Fiser Kansas State Big 6 1 7 0 .125
92 Johnny Merriman Coast Guard Ind 0 7 1 .063