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1974 Coaches

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National Champions: Southern California (FWAA, NFF, UPI), Oklahoma (AP)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Archie Griffin (Ohio State)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Grant Teaff (Baylor)

AP Preseason #1: Oklahoma ▪ AP Final #1: Oklahoma

130 Coaches

Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
1 Barry Switzer Oklahoma Big 8 11 0 0 1.000
2 Dick Crum Miami (OH) MAC 10 0 1 .955
3 Bear Bryant Alabama SEC 11 1 0 .917
4 Bo Schembechler Michigan Big Ten 10 1 0 .909
5 Carmen Cozza Yale Ivy 8 1 0 .889
6 John McKay Southern California Pac-8 10 1 1 .875
7 Woody Hayes Ohio State Big Ten 10 2 0 .833
8 Ralph Jordan Auburn SEC 10 2 0 .833
9 Ara Parseghian Notre Dame Ind 10 2 0 .833
10 Joe Paterno Penn State Ind 10 2 0 .833
11 Jim Young Arizona WAC 9 2 0 .818
12 Vernon Glass Lamar Ind 8 2 0 .800
13 Wayne Hardin Temple Ind 8 2 0 .800
14 Lou Holtz North Carolina State ACC 9 2 1 .792
15 Joseph Restic Harvard Ivy 7 2 0 .778
16 Claude Gilbert San Diego State PCAA 8 2 1 .773
17 Tom Osborne Nebraska Big 8 9 3 0 .750
18 Bob Tyler Mississippi State SEC 9 3 0 .750
19 Emory Bellard Texas A&M SWC 8 3 0 .727
20 F. Dry Tulsa MVC 8 3 0 .727
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
21 Phil Krueger Utah State Ind 8 3 0 .727
22 Joseph Yukica Boston College Ind 8 3 0 .727
23 Harry Gamble Pennsylvania Ivy 6 2 1 .722
24 Darryl Rogers San Jose State PCAA 8 3 1 .708
25 Bill Yeoman Houston Ind 8 3 1 .708
26 Bill Davidson Arkansas State Ind 7 3 0 .700
27 Frank Burns Rutgers Ind 7 3 1 .682
28 Dennis Stolz Michigan State Big Ten 7 3 1 .682
29 Mike White California Pac-8 7 3 1 .682
30 Jerry Claiborne Maryland ACC 8 4 0 .667
31 Doug Dickey Florida SEC 8 4 0 .667
32 Darrell Royal Texas SWC 8 4 0 .667
33 Grant Teaff Baylor SWC 8 4 0 .667
34 Bill Battle Tennessee SEC 7 3 2 .667
35 Steve Sloan Vanderbilt SEC 7 3 2 .667
36 Pat Dye East Carolina Southern 7 4 0 .636
37 Don James Kent State MAC 7 4 0 .636
38 John Jardine Wisconsin Big Ten 7 4 0 .636
39 Johnny Majors Pittsburgh Ind 7 4 0 .636
40 Tony Mason Cincinnati Ind 7 4 0 .636
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
41 Al Onofrio Missouri Big 8 7 4 0 .636
42 Fred Pancoast Memphis Ind 7 4 0 .636
43 Red Parker Clemson ACC 7 4 0 .636
44 Bob Thalman Virginia Military Institute Southern 7 4 0 .636
45 Dick Vermeil UCLA Pac-8 6 3 2 .636
46 LaVell Edwards Brigham Young WAC 7 4 1 .625
47 Bob Blackman Illinois Big Ten 6 4 1 .591
48 Frank Broyles Arkansas SWC 6 4 1 .591
49 Don Nehlen Bowling Green State MAC 6 4 1 .591
50 Dave Smith Southern Methodist SWC 6 4 1 .591
51 Bill Dooley North Carolina ACC 7 5 0 .583
52 Frank Kush Arizona State WAC 7 5 0 .583
53 Jim Stanley Oklahoma State Big 8 7 5 0 .583
54 Jim Carlen Texas Tech SWC 6 4 2 .583
55 John Anderson Brown Ivy 5 4 0 .556
56 Jim Brakefield Appalachian State Southern 6 5 0 .545
57 Chester Caddas Pacific PCAA 6 5 0 .545
58 Fran Curci Kentucky SEC 6 5 0 .545
59 Pete Elliott Miami (FL) Ind 6 5 0 .545
60 Dennis Fryzel Tampa Ind 6 5 0 .545
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
61 Bill Hess Ohio MAC 6 5 0 .545
62 Wayne Howard Long Beach State PCAA 6 5 0 .545
63 Gene Mayfield West Texas A&M MVC 6 5 0 .545
64 Mike McGee Duke ACC 6 5 0 .545
65 Jack Murphy Toledo MAC 6 5 0 .545
66 Larry Price Hawaii Ind 6 5 0 .545
67 Pepper Rodgers Georgia Tech Ind 6 5 0 .545
68 P.W. Underwood Southern Mississippi Ind 6 5 0 .545
69 Jack Christiansen Stanford Pac-8 5 4 2 .545
70 Vince Dooley Georgia SEC 6 6 0 .500
71 Edward Doherty Holy Cross Ind 5 5 1 .500
72 Charles McClendon Louisiana State SEC 5 5 1 .500
73 Jim Tait Richmond Southern 5 5 0 .500
74 Robert Casciola Princeton Ivy 4 4 1 .500
75 Art Baker Furman Southern 5 6 0 .455
76 Jim Bradley New Mexico State MVC 5 6 0 .455
77 Bennie Ellender Tulane Ind 5 6 0 .455
78 Bill Mallory Colorado Big 8 5 6 0 .455
79 Jim Owens Washington Pac-8 5 6 0 .455
80 J.R. Boone Fresno State PCAA 5 7 0 .417
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
81 Alex Agase Purdue Big Ten 4 6 1 .409
82 Sarkis Arslanian Colorado State WAC 4 6 1 .409
83 Bill Mondt New Mexico WAC 4 6 1 .409
84 Neil Wheelwright Colgate Ind 4 6 0 .400
85 Jack Musick Cornell Ivy 3 5 1 .389
86 Jim Weaver Villanova Ind 3 5 0 .375
87 Tom Alley Louisville MVC 4 7 0 .364
88 Gil Bartosh Texas-El Paso WAC 4 7 0 .364
89 Bobby Bowden West Virginia Ind 4 7 0 .364
90 Earle Bruce Iowa State Big 8 4 7 0 .364
91 Paul Dietzel South Carolina Ind 4 7 0 .364
92 Don Fambrough Kansas Big 8 4 7 0 .364
93 Vince Gibson Kansas State Big 8 4 7 0 .364
94 Jerry Ippoliti Northern Illinois Ind 4 7 0 .364
95 Joe Morrison Chattanooga Ind 4 7 0 .364
96 Sonny Randle Virginia ACC 4 7 0 .364
97 James Root William & Mary Southern 4 7 0 .364
98 Bobby Ross Citadel Southern 4 7 0 .364
99 Jimmy Sharpe Virginia Tech Ind 4 7 0 .364
100 Cal Stoll Minnesota Big Ten 4 7 0 .364
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
101 George Welsh Navy Ind 4 7 0 .364
102 John Crouthamel Dartmouth Ivy 3 6 0 .333
103 Jack Wallace Drake MVC 3 7 1 .318
104 Dee Andros Oregon State Pac-8 3 8 0 .273
105 Bob Commings Iowa Big Ten 3 8 0 .273
106 Ken Cooper Mississippi SEC 3 8 0 .273
107 Bill Doolittle Western Michigan MAC 3 8 0 .273
108 Ron Marciniak Dayton Ind 3 8 0 .273
109 John Pont Northwestern Big Ten 3 8 0 .273
110 Homer Smith Army Ind 3 8 0 .273
111 Hayden Fry North Texas MVC 2 7 2 .273
112 Al Conover Rice SWC 2 8 1 .227
113 Eddy Troxel Idaho Ind 2 8 1 .227
114 Frank Maloney Syracuse Ind 2 9 0 .182
115 Ben Martin Air Force Ind 2 9 0 .182
116 Don Read Oregon Pac-8 2 9 0 .182
117 Fritz Shurmur Wyoming WAC 2 9 0 .182
118 Jim Sweeney Washington State Pac-8 2 9 0 .182
119 Augie Tammariello Louisiana-Lafayette Ind 2 9 0 .182
120 Doug Weaver Southern Illinois Ind 2 9 0 .182
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
121 Jim Wright Wichita State MVC 1 9 1 .136
122 William Campbell Columbia Ivy 1 8 0 .111
123 Lee Corso Indiana Big Ten 1 10 0 .091
124 Harold Elliott Texas-Arlington Ind 1 10 0 .091
125 Jack Lengyel Marshall Ind 1 10 0 .091
126 Tom Lovat Utah WAC 1 10 0 .091
127 Chuck Mills Wake Forest ACC 1 10 0 .091
128 Darrell Mudra Florida State Ind 1 10 0 .091
129 Jim Shofner Texas Christian SWC 1 10 0 .091
130 Lou Ferry Villanova Ind 0 3 0 .000