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1951 Coaches

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National Champion: Tennessee (AP, UPI)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Dick Kazmaier (Princeton)

AP Preseason #1: Tennessee ▪ AP Final #1: Tennessee

115 Coaches

Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
1 Jim Tatum Maryland Southern 10 0 0 1.000
2 Charles Caldwell Princeton Ind 9 0 0 1.000
3 Joe Kuharich San Francisco Ind 9 0 0 1.000
4 Biggie Munn Michigan State Ind 9 0 0 1.000
5 Bobby Dodd Georgia Tech SEC 11 0 1 .958
6 Ray Eliot Illinois Western 9 0 1 .950
7 Bob Neyland Tennessee SEC 10 1 0 .909
8 Arthur Guepe Virginia Ind 8 1 0 .889
9 Ivy Williamson Wisconsin Western 7 1 1 .833
10 John Brothers Tulsa MVC 9 2 0 .818
11 Chuck Taylor Stanford PCC 9 2 0 .818
12 Edward Anderson Holy Cross Ind 8 2 0 .800
13 Jules Sikes Kansas Big 7 8 2 0 .800
14 Pappy Waldorf California PCC 8 2 0 .800
15 Bud Wilkinson Oklahoma Big 7 8 2 0 .800
16 Warren Gaer Drake MVC 7 2 0 .778
17 George Sauer Baylor SWC 8 2 1 .773
18 Frank Leahy Notre Dame Ind 7 2 1 .750
19 Bowden Wyatt Wyoming Skyline 7 2 1 .750
20 Andy Gustafson Miami (FL) Ind 8 3 0 .727
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
21 Marvin Bass William & Mary Southern 7 3 0 .700
22 Forest Evashevski Washington State PCC 7 3 0 .700
23 Jess Hill Southern California PCC 7 3 0 .700
24 Frank Howard Clemson Southern 7 3 0 .700
25 Thomas Nugent Virginia Military Institute Southern 7 3 0 .700
26 Edwin Price Texas SWC 7 3 0 .700
27 Dallas Ward Colorado Big 7 7 3 0 .700
28 Gaynell Tinsley Louisiana State SEC 7 3 1 .682
29 Bear Bryant Kentucky SEC 8 4 0 .667
30 George James Cornell Ind 6 3 0 .667
31 Charles Atkinson Brigham Young Skyline 6 3 1 .650
32 Larry Siemering Arizona State BIAA 6 3 1 .650
33 John Vaught Mississippi SEC 6 3 1 .650
34 Jack Curtice Utah Skyline 7 4 0 .636
35 DeWitt Weaver Texas Tech BIAA 7 4 0 .636
36 Lou Little Columbia Ind 5 3 0 .625
37 Arthur Raimo Villanova Ind 5 3 0 .625
38 Red Sanders UCLA PCC 5 3 1 .611
39 John Baker Denver Skyline 6 4 0 .600
40 George Barclay Washington & Lee Southern 6 4 0 .600
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
41 Aldo Donelli Boston University Ind 6 4 0 .600
42 Al Kawal Temple Ind 6 4 0 .600
43 Tom Rogers Wake Forest Southern 6 4 0 .600
44 Ray George Texas A&M SWC 5 3 2 .600
45 Edward Danowski Fordham Ind 5 4 0 .556
46 Rip Engle Penn State Ind 5 4 0 .556
47 Rex Enright South Carolina Southern 5 4 0 .556
48 Stuart Holcomb Purdue Western 5 4 0 .556
49 George Munger Pennsylvania Ind 5 4 0 .556
50 Ben Schwartzwalder Syracuse Ind 5 4 0 .556
51 Robert Voigts Northwestern Western 5 4 0 .556
52 Woody Hayes Ohio State Western 4 3 2 .556
53 Robert Davis Colorado State Skyline 5 4 1 .550
54 Bill Murray Duke Southern 5 4 1 .550
55 Bill Edwards Vanderbilt SEC 6 5 0 .545
56 Ernie Jorge Pacific Ind 6 5 0 .545
57 Clyde Lee Houston MVC 6 5 0 .545
58 Dutch Meyer Texas Christian SWC 6 5 0 .545
59 Robert Winslow Arizona BIAA 6 5 0 .545
60 Warren Woodson Hardin-Simmons BIAA 6 6 0 .500
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
61 Wallace Butts Georgia SEC 5 5 0 .500
62 Otis Douglas Arkansas SWC 5 5 0 .500
63 Ralph Jordan Auburn SEC 5 5 0 .500
64 Art Lewis West Virginia Southern 5 5 0 .500
65 Jess Neely Rice SWC 5 5 0 .500
66 Bob Woodruff Florida SEC 5 5 0 .500
67 Harvey Harman Rutgers Ind 4 4 0 .500
68 Abe Stuber Iowa State Big 7 4 4 1 .500
69 Red Drew Alabama SEC 5 6 0 .455
70 Paul Bixler Colgate Ind 4 5 0 .444
71 DeOrmond McLaughry Dartmouth Ind 4 5 0 .444
72 Slick Morton Mississippi State SEC 4 5 0 .444
73 Bennie Oosterbaan Michigan Western 4 5 0 .444
74 Liz Blackbourn Marquette Ind 4 6 1 .409
75 Quinn Decker Citadel Southern 4 6 0 .400
76 Henry Frnka Tulane SEC 4 6 0 .400
77 Kip Taylor Oregon State PCC 4 6 0 .400
78 Richard Gallagher Santa Clara Ind 3 5 1 .389
79 Lloyd Jordan Harvard Ind 3 5 1 .389
80 John Roning Utah State Skyline 3 5 1 .389
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
81 Dutch Clark Detroit Mercy MVC 4 7 0 .364
82 Dudley DeGroot New Mexico Skyline 4 7 0 .364
83 Howard Odell Washington PCC 3 6 1 .350
84 H.N. Russell Southern Methodist SWC 3 6 1 .350
85 William Young Furman Southern 3 6 1 .350
86 Mike Holovak Boston College Ind 3 6 0 .333
87 Jordan Olivar Loyola Marymount Ind 3 6 0 .333
88 Herman Hickman Yale Ind 2 5 2 .333
89 Leonard Raffensperger Iowa Western 2 5 2 .333
90 Mike Brumbelow Texas-El Paso BIAA 3 7 0 .300
91 Beattie Feathers North Carolina State Southern 3 7 0 .300
92 Thomas Hamilton Pittsburgh Ind 3 7 0 .300
93 Jennings Whitworth Oklahoma State MVC 3 7 0 .300
94 Eddie Erdelatz Navy Ind 2 6 1 .278
95 Wesley Fesler Minnesota Western 2 6 1 .278
96 Bo Rowland George Washington Southern 2 6 1 .278
97 Edwin Merrick Richmond Southern 3 8 0 .273
98 Robert Bronzan San Jose State Ind 2 7 1 .250
99 Red Blaik Army Ind 2 7 0 .222
100 Bob Carlson Wichita State MVC 2 7 0 .222
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
101 Babe Curfman Idaho PCC 2 7 0 .222
102 Alva Kelley Brown Ind 2 7 0 .222
103 Frank Kimbrough West Texas A&M BIAA 2 7 0 .222
104 Ted Shipkey Montana Skyline 2 7 0 .222
105 Clyde Smith Indiana Western 2 7 0 .222
106 Len Casanova Oregon PCC 2 8 0 .200
107 Don Faurot Missouri Big 7 2 8 0 .200 W-L-T adjusted to 3-7 by NCAA.
108 Frank Moseley Virginia Tech Southern 2 8 0 .200
109 Carl Snavely North Carolina Southern 2 8 0 .200
110 Bill Meek Kansas State Big 7 1 7 1 .167 W-L-T adjusted to 0-9 by NCAA.
111 William Glassford Nebraska Big 7 1 8 1 .150 W-L-T adjusted to 2-8 by NCAA.
112 Hugh Devore New York University Ind 1 7 0 .125
113 John Peterson Northern Arizona BIAA 1 7 0 .125
114 Crowell Little Davidson Southern 1 8 0 .111
115 Joe Coleman New Mexico State BIAA 1 9 0 .100