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1970 Coaches

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National Champions: Nebraska (AP, FWAA), Texas (NFF, UPI), Ohio State (NFF)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Jim Plunkett (Stanford)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Alex Agase (Northwestern)

AP Preseason #1: Ohio State ▪ AP Final #1: Nebraska

123 Coaches

Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
1 Frank Lauterbur Toledo MAC 12 0 0 1.000
2 Frank Kush Arizona State WAC 11 0 0 1.000
3 Bob Blackman Dartmouth Ivy 9 0 0 1.000
4 Bob Devaney Nebraska Big 8 11 0 1 .958
5 Bill Battle Tennessee SEC 11 1 0 .917
6 Ara Parseghian Notre Dame Ind 10 1 0 .909
7 Darrell Royal Texas SWC 10 1 0 .909
8 Woody Hayes Ohio State Big Ten 9 1 0 .900
9 Bo Schembechler Michigan Big Ten 9 1 0 .900
10 Frank Broyles Arkansas SWC 9 2 0 .818
11 Don Coryell San Diego State PCAA 9 2 0 .818
12 Lou Ferry Villanova Ind 9 2 0 .818
13 Ralph Jordan Auburn SEC 9 2 0 .818
14 Joseph Yukica Boston College Ind 8 2 0 .800
15 Jim Strangeland Long Beach State PCAA 9 2 1 .792
16 Carmen Cozza Yale Ivy 7 2 0 .778
17 John Yovicsin Harvard Ivy 7 2 0 .778
18 Bud Carson Georgia Tech Ind 9 3 0 .750
19 Ben Martin Air Force Ind 9 3 0 .750
20 Charles McClendon Louisiana State SEC 9 3 0 .750
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
21 John Ralston Stanford Pac-8 9 3 0 .750
22 Bobby Bowden West Virginia Ind 8 3 0 .727
23 Robert King Furman Southern 8 3 0 .727
24 Bill Yeoman Houston Ind 8 3 0 .727
25 Lee Corso Louisville MVC 8 3 1 .708
26 Bill Doolittle Western Michigan MAC 7 3 0 .700
27 Rudy Feldman New Mexico WAC 7 3 0 .700
28 Joe Kerbel West Texas A&M Ind 7 3 0 .700
29 Bill Mallory Miami (OH) MAC 7 3 0 .700
30 Joe Paterno Penn State Ind 7 3 0 .700
31 Jim Carlen Texas Tech SWC 8 4 0 .667
32 Bill Dooley North Carolina ACC 8 4 0 .667
33 Jim Pittman Tulane Ind 8 4 0 .667
34 Darryl Rogers Fresno State PCAA 8 4 0 .667
35 Jack Musick Cornell Ivy 6 3 0 .667
36 Ray Callahan Cincinnati Ind 7 4 0 .636
37 Doug Dickey Florida SEC 7 4 0 .636
38 Bill Peterson Florida State Ind 7 4 0 .636
39 John Vaught Mississippi SEC 7 4 0 .636
40 Chuck Fairbanks Oklahoma Big 8 7 4 1 .625
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
41 Alex Agase Northwestern Big Ten 6 4 0 .600
42 Robert Dobbs Texas-El Paso WAC 6 4 0 .600
43 Claude Gibson Tulsa MVC 6 4 0 .600
44 Bill Meek Utah WAC 6 4 0 .600
45 Billy Murphy Memphis MVC 6 4 0 .600
46 Jim Owens Washington Pac-8 6 4 0 .600
47 Ben Schwartzwalder Syracuse Ind 6 4 0 .600
48 Jerry Frei Oregon Pac-8 6 4 1 .591
49 John McKay Southern California Pac-8 6 4 1 .591
50 Jake McCandless Princeton Ivy 5 4 0 .556
51 John McVay Dayton Ind 5 4 1 .550
52 Dee Andros Oregon State Pac-8 6 5 0 .545
53 Eddie Crowder Colorado Big 8 6 5 0 .545
54 Vince Gibson Kansas State Big 8 6 5 0 .545
55 Tom Harp Duke ACC 6 5 0 .545
56 Tommy Prothro UCLA Pac-8 6 5 0 .545
57 Charles Shira Mississippi State SEC 6 5 0 .545
58 Cal Stoll Wake Forest ACC 6 5 0 .545
59 Ray Willsey California Pac-8 6 5 0 .545
60 Bear Bryant Alabama SEC 6 5 1 .542
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
61 John Bateman Rutgers Ind 5 5 0 .500
62 Carl DePasqua Pittsburgh Ind 5 5 0 .500
63 Vince Dooley Georgia SEC 5 5 0 .500
64 Bo Hagan Rice SWC 5 5 0 .500
65 Chuck Mills Utah State Ind 5 5 0 .500
66 Charlie Tate Miami (FL) Ind 1 1 0 .500
67 George Blackburn Virginia ACC 5 6 0 .455
68 Jerry Claiborne Virginia Tech Ind 5 6 0 .455
69 Dan Devine Missouri Big 8 5 6 0 .455
70 Hayden Fry Southern Methodist SWC 5 6 0 .455
71 Johnny Majors Iowa State Big 8 5 6 0 .455
72 Red Parker Citadel Southern 5 6 0 .455
73 Pepper Rodgers Kansas Big 8 5 6 0 .455
74 Homer Smith Pacific PCAA 5 6 0 .455
75 P.W. Underwood Southern Mississippi Ind 5 6 0 .455
76 Neil Wheelwright Colgate Ind 5 6 0 .455
77 John Jardine Wisconsin Big Ten 4 5 1 .450
78 Bill Hess Ohio MAC 4 5 0 .444
79 Robert Odell Pennsylvania Ivy 4 5 0 .444
80 Lou Holtz William & Mary Southern 5 7 0 .417
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
81 Paul Dietzel South Carolina ACC 4 6 1 .409
82 Fred Taylor Texas Christian SWC 4 6 1 .409
83 Duffy Daugherty Michigan State Big Ten 4 6 0 .400
84 Bob DeMoss Purdue Big Ten 4 6 0 .400
85 Frank Jones Richmond Southern 4 6 0 .400
86 Bob Weber Arizona WAC 4 6 0 .400
87 Jim Wood New Mexico State Ind 4 6 0 .400
88 Floyd Gass Oklahoma State Big 8 4 7 0 .364
89 Bill Pace Vanderbilt SEC 4 7 0 .364
90 Don Robbins Idaho Ind 4 7 0 .364
91 Jerry Wampfler Colorado State WAC 4 7 0 .364
92 Ray Nagel Iowa Big Ten 3 6 1 .350
93 Murray Warmath Minnesota Big Ten 3 6 1 .350
94 Frank Navarro Columbia Ivy 3 6 0 .333
95 Rick Tolley Marshall Ind 3 6 0 .333
96 Joe McMullen San Jose State PCAA 1 2 0 .333
97 Earle Edwards North Carolina State ACC 3 7 1 .318
98 Dave Puddington Kent State MAC 3 7 0 .300
99 Doc Urich Northern Illinois Ind 3 7 0 .300
100 James Valek Illinois Big Ten 3 7 0 .300
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
101 Don Nehlen Bowling Green State MAC 2 6 1 .278
102 Tommy Hudspeth Brigham Young WAC 3 8 0 .273
103 Cecil Ingram Clemson ACC 3 8 0 .273
104 Mike McGee East Carolina Southern 3 8 0 .273
105 Rod Rust North Texas MVC 3 8 0 .273
106 Leonard Jardine Brown Ivy 2 7 0 .222
107 Walter Kichefski Miami (FL) Ind 2 7 0 .222
108 David Fagg Davidson Southern 2 8 0 .200
109 Bill Beall Baylor SWC 2 9 0 .182
110 Bob Deming Buffalo Ind 2 9 0 .182
111 Rick Forzano Navy Ind 2 9 0 .182
112 Roy Lester Maryland ACC 2 9 0 .182
113 John Ray Kentucky SEC 2 9 0 .182
114 Gene Stallings Texas A&M SWC 2 9 0 .182
115 Thomas Cahill Army Ind 1 9 1 .136
116 DeWayne King San Jose State PCAA 1 7 0 .125
117 Lloyd Eaton Wyoming WAC 1 9 0 .100
118 John Pont Indiana Big Ten 1 9 0 .100
119 Richard Selcer Xavier Ind 1 9 0 .100
120 Vito Ragazzo Virginia Military Institute Southern 1 10 0 .091
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
121 Jim Sweeney Washington State Pac-8 1 10 0 .091
122 Bill Whitton Holy Cross Ind 0 10 1 .045
123 Ben Wilson Wichita State MVC 0 9 0 .000