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1948 Coaches

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National Champion: Michigan (AP)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Doak Walker (Southern Methodist)

AP First #1: Notre Dame ▪ AP Final #1: Michigan

117 Coaches

Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
1 Frank Howard Clemson Southern 11 0 0 1.000
2 Bennie Oosterbaan Michigan Western 9 0 0 1.000
3 Frank Leahy Notre Dame Ind 9 0 1 .950
4 Red Blaik Army Ind 8 0 1 .944
5 Pappy Waldorf California PCC 10 1 0 .909
6 Bud Wilkinson Oklahoma Big 7 10 1 0 .909
7 Henry Frnka Tulane SEC 9 1 0 .900
8 George James Cornell Ind 8 1 0 .889
9 John Vaught Mississippi SEC 8 1 0 .889
10 Madison Bell Southern Methodist SWC 9 1 1 .864
11 Carl Snavely North Carolina Southern 9 1 1 .864
12 Ike Armstrong Utah Skyline 8 1 1 .850
13 Bob Higgins Penn State Ind 7 1 1 .833
14 Jim Aiken Oregon PCC 9 2 0 .818
15 Wallace Butts Georgia SEC 9 2 0 .818
16 Joseph Sheeketski Nevada Ind 9 2 0 .818
17 Robert Voigts Northwestern Western 8 2 0 .800
18 Bernie Bierman Minnesota Western 7 2 0 .778
19 Rip Engle Brown Ind 7 2 0 .778
20 Harvey Harman Rutgers Ind 7 2 0 .778
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
21 Jack Curtice Texas-El Paso BIAA 8 2 1 .773
22 Jordan Olivar Villanova Ind 8 2 1 .773
23 Red Sanders Vanderbilt SEC 8 2 1 .773
24 Dudley DeGroot West Virginia Ind 9 3 0 .750
25 Len Casanova Santa Clara Ind 7 2 1 .750
26 Aldo Donelli Boston University Ind 6 2 0 .750
27 DeOrmond McLaughry Dartmouth Ind 6 2 0 .750
28 Robert Davis Colorado State Skyline 8 3 0 .727
29 Don Faurot Missouri Big 7 8 3 0 .727
30 Rube McCray William & Mary Southern 7 2 2 .727
31 Bobby Dodd Georgia Tech SEC 7 3 0 .700
32 Al Kawal Drake MVC 7 3 0 .700
33 Dell Morgan Texas Tech BIAA 7 3 0 .700
34 Jules Sikes Kansas Big 7 7 3 0 .700
35 Biggie Munn Michigan State Ind 6 2 2 .700
36 Blair Cherry Texas SWC 7 3 1 .682
37 Warren Woodson Hardin-Simmons BIAA 6 2 3 .682
38 Chuck Baer Detroit Mercy Ind 6 3 0 .667
39 Wesley Fesler Ohio State Western 6 3 0 .667
40 Walter Milligan Pittsburgh Ind 6 3 0 .667
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
41 Slick Morton Virginia Military Institute Southern 6 3 0 .667
42 Denny Myers Boston College Ind 5 2 2 .667
43 Jeff Cravath Southern California PCC 6 3 1 .650
44 Bob Woodruff Baylor SWC 6 3 2 .636
45 George Munger Pennsylvania Ind 5 3 0 .625
46 Arthur Guepe Virginia Ind 5 3 1 .611
47 Jim Lookabaugh Oklahoma State MVC 6 4 0 .600
48 Jim Tatum Maryland Southern 6 4 0 .600
49 D.C. Walker Wake Forest Southern 6 4 0 .600
50 Bear Bryant Kentucky SEC 5 3 2 .600
51 Karl Esleeck Richmond Southern 5 3 2 .600
52 Red Drew Alabama SEC 6 4 1 .591
53 Wallace Wade Duke Southern 4 3 2 .556
54 Jess Neely Rice SWC 5 4 1 .550
55 Jim Trimble Wichita State MVC 5 4 1 .550
56 Miles Casteel Arizona BIAA 6 5 0 .545
57 Frank Kimbrough West Texas A&M BIAA 6 5 0 .545
58 Lon Stiner Oregon State PCC 5 4 3 .542
59 John Barnhill Arkansas SWC 5 5 0 .500
60 Edward Doherty Arizona State BIAA 5 5 0 .500
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
61 William Osmanski Holy Cross Ind 5 5 0 .500
62 Raymond Wolf Florida SEC 5 5 0 .500
63 Charles Caldwell Princeton Ind 4 4 0 .500
64 Allyn McKeen Mississippi State SEC 4 4 1 .500
65 Bob Neyland Tennessee SEC 4 4 2 .500
66 Arthur Valpey Harvard Ind 4 4 0 .500
67 Edwin Kimball Brigham Young Skyline 5 6 0 .455
68 E. Lowell Romney Utah State Skyline 5 6 0 .455
69 John Baker Denver Skyline 4 5 1 .450
70 Dutch Meyer Texas Christian SWC 4 5 1 .450
71 Phil Sarboe Washington State PCC 4 5 1 .450
72 Edward Anderson Iowa Western 4 5 0 .444
73 Herman Hickman Yale Ind 4 5 0 .444
74 Lou Little Columbia Ind 4 5 0 .444
75 Andrew Moore Chattanooga Ind 4 5 0 .444
76 Nick Ragus Northern Arizona BIAA 4 5 0 .444
77 Bowden Wyatt Wyoming Skyline 4 5 0 .444
78 Jack Hagerty Georgetown Ind 3 4 1 .438
79 Andy Gustafson Miami (FL) Ind 4 6 0 .400
80 Art Lewis Washington & Lee Southern 4 6 0 .400
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
81 Bo Rowland George Washington Southern 4 6 0 .400
82 Marchy Schwartz Stanford PCC 4 6 0 .400
83 Abe Stuber Iowa State Big 7 4 6 0 .400
84 Joe Verducci Saint Mary's (CA) Ind 4 6 0 .400
85 Charlie Jamerson Davidson Southern 3 5 1 .389
86 Rex Enright South Carolina Southern 3 5 0 .375
87 Saint Louis MVC 4 7 0 .364
88 Beattie Feathers North Carolina State Southern 3 6 1 .350
89 Paul Bixler Colgate Ind 3 6 0 .333
90 Edward Danowski Fordham Ind 3 6 0 .333
91 Ray Eliot Illinois Western 3 6 0 .333
92 Stuart Holcomb Purdue Western 3 6 0 .333
93 Dixie Howell Idaho PCC 3 6 0 .333
94 Hook Mylin New York University Ind 3 6 0 .333
95 Dallas Ward Colorado Big 7 3 6 0 .333
96 Vaughn Corley New Mexico State BIAA 3 7 0 .300
97 Doug Fessenden Montana PCC 3 7 0 .300
98 Bert LaBrucherie UCLA PCC 3 7 0 .300
99 Gaynell Tinsley Louisiana State SEC 3 7 0 .300
100 Ray Morrison Temple Ind 2 6 1 .278
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
101 H.E. Smith Furman Southern 2 6 1 .278
102 Howard Odell Washington PCC 2 7 1 .250
103 Quinn Decker Citadel Southern 2 7 0 .222
104 Kass Kovalcheck Duquesne Ind 2 7 0 .222
105 Joe Kuharich San Francisco Ind 2 7 0 .222
106 Clyde Smith Indiana Western 2 7 0 .222
107 Harry Stuhldreher Wisconsin Western 2 7 0 .222
108 Potsy Clark Nebraska Big 7 2 8 0 .200
109 Frank Murray Marquette Ind 2 8 0 .200
110 Berl Huffman New Mexico BIAA 2 9 0 .182
111 Earl Brown Auburn SEC 1 8 1 .150
112 Reaves Baysinger Syracuse Ind 1 8 0 .111
113 Ralph Graham Kansas State Big 7 1 9 0 .100
114 Robert McNeish Virginia Tech Southern 0 8 1 .056
115 George Sauer Navy Ind 0 8 1 .056
116 John Brothers Tulsa MVC 0 9 1 .050
117 Harry Stiteler Texas A&M SWC 0 9 1 .050