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1985 Coaches

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National Champion: Oklahoma (AP, FWAA, NFF, UPI, USA-CNN)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Bo Jackson (Auburn)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Fisher DeBerry (Air Force)

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

108 Coaches

Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
1 John Gutekunst Minnesota Big Ten 1 0 0 1.000
2 Jim Sweeney Fresno State PCAA 11 0 1 .958
3 Fisher DeBerry Air Force WAC 12 1 0 .923
4 Joe Paterno Penn State Ind 11 1 0 .917
5 Dennis Stolz Bowling Green State MAC 11 1 0 .917
6 Barry Switzer Oklahoma Big 8 11 1 0 .917
7 Bo Schembechler Michigan Big Ten 10 1 1 .875
8 Galen Hall Florida SEC 9 1 1 .864
9 Hayden Fry Iowa Big Ten 10 2 0 .833
10 Ken Hatfield Arkansas SWC 10 2 0 .833
11 Jimmy Johnson Miami (FL) Ind 10 2 0 .833
12 Jackie Sherrill Texas A&M SWC 10 2 0 .833
13 Johnny Majors Tennessee SEC 9 1 2 .833
14 Bill Arnsparger Louisiana State SEC 9 2 1 .792
15 Bill Curry Georgia Tech ACC 9 2 1 .792
16 Terry Donahue UCLA Pac-10 9 2 1 .792
17 Ray Perkins Alabama SEC 9 2 1 .792
18 LaVell Edwards Brigham Young WAC 11 3 0 .786
19 Tim Rose Miami (OH) MAC 8 2 1 .773
20 Bobby Bowden Florida State Ind 9 3 0 .750
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
21 Earle Bruce Ohio State Big Ten 9 3 0 .750
22 Tom Osborne Nebraska Big 8 9 3 0 .750
23 Bobby Ross Maryland ACC 9 3 0 .750
24 Grant Teaff Baylor SWC 9 3 0 .750
25 Jim Young Army Ind 9 3 0 .750
26 Larry Smith Arizona Pac-10 8 3 1 .708
27 Herb Deromedi Central Michigan MAC 7 3 0 .700
28 Don Nehlen West Virginia Ind 7 3 1 .682
29 Fred Akers Texas SWC 8 4 0 .667
30 John Cooper Arizona State Pac-10 8 4 0 .667
31 Pat Dye Auburn SEC 8 4 0 .667
32 Jim Fassel Utah WAC 8 4 0 .667
33 Pat Jones Oklahoma State Big 8 8 4 0 .667
34 Vince Dooley Georgia SEC 7 3 2 .667
35 Jim Carmody Southern Mississippi Ind 7 4 0 .636
36 Don James Washington Pac-10 7 5 0 .583
37 Dick MacPherson Syracuse Ind 7 5 0 .583
38 Bill McCartney Colorado Big 8 7 5 0 .583
39 George Perles Michigan State Big Ten 7 5 0 .583
40 Bobby Collins Southern Methodist SWC 6 5 0 .545
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
41 Bill Dooley Virginia Tech Ind 6 5 0 .545
42 Lou Holtz Minnesota Big Ten 6 5 0 .545
43 Don Morton Tulsa MVC 6 5 0 .545
44 Gene Murphy Cal State Fullerton PCAA 6 5 0 .545
45 George Welsh Virginia ACC 6 5 0 .545
46 Mike White Illinois Big Ten 6 5 1 .542
47 Danny Ford Clemson ACC 6 6 0 .500
48 Mike Gottfried Kansas Big 8 6 6 0 .500
49 Mike Sheppard Long Beach State PCAA 6 6 0 .500
50 Ted Tollner Southern California Pac-10 6 6 0 .500
51 Foge Fazio Pittsburgh Ind 5 5 1 .500
52 Harvey Hyde Nevada-Las Vegas PCAA 5 5 1 .500
53 Doug Scovil San Diego State WAC 5 6 1 .458
54 Emory Bellard Mississippi State SEC 5 6 0 .455
55 Rich Brooks Oregon Pac-10 5 6 0 .455
56 Leon Burtnett Purdue Big Ten 5 6 0 .455
57 Jerry Claiborne Kentucky SEC 5 6 0 .455
58 Jim Criner Iowa State Big 8 5 6 0 .455
59 Dick Crum North Carolina ACC 5 6 0 .455
60 Dave Currey Cincinnati Ind 5 6 0 .455
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
61 Gerry Faust Notre Dame Ind 5 6 0 .455
62 Dave McClain Wisconsin Big Ten 5 6 0 .455
63 Joe Morrison South Carolina Ind 5 6 0 .455
64 Bob Cope Pacific PCAA 5 7 0 .417
65 Leon Fuller Colorado State WAC 5 7 0 .417
66 Dick Tomey Hawaii WAC 4 6 2 .417
67 Billy Brewer Mississippi SEC 4 6 1 .409
68 Jack Harbaugh Western Michigan MAC 4 6 1 .409
69 Bruce Arians Temple Ind 4 7 0 .364
70 Ray Door Southern Illinois MVC 4 7 0 .364
71 Jack Elway Stanford Pac-10 4 7 0 .364
72 Al Groh Wake Forest ACC 4 7 0 .364
73 Jim Harkema Eastern Michigan MAC 4 7 0 .364
74 Joe Kapp California Pac-10 4 7 0 .364
75 Bill Mallory Indiana Big Ten 4 7 0 .364
76 Jerry Moore Texas Tech SWC 4 7 0 .364
77 Jerry Pettibone Northern Illinois MAC 4 7 0 .364
78 Sam Robertson Louisiana-Lafayette Ind 4 7 0 .364
79 Paul Schudel Ball State MAC 4 7 0 .364
80 Dan Simrell Toledo MAC 4 7 0 .364
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
81 Steve Sloan Duke ACC 4 7 0 .364
82 Gary Tranquill Navy Ind 4 7 0 .364
83 Jim Walden Washington State Pac-10 4 7 0 .364
84 Bill Yeoman Houston SWC 4 7 0 .364
85 Jack Bicknell Boston College Ind 4 8 0 .333
86 George MacIntyre Vanderbilt SEC 3 7 1 .318
87 Watson Brown Rice SWC 3 8 0 .273
88 Ron Chismar Wichita State MVC 3 8 0 .273
89 Joe Lee Dunn New Mexico WAC 3 8 0 .273
90 Dennis Green Northwestern Big Ten 3 8 0 .273
91 Al Kincaid Wyoming WAC 3 8 0 .273
92 Dave Kragthorpe Oregon State Pac-10 3 8 0 .273
93 Chris Pella Utah State PCAA 3 8 0 .273
94 Tom Reed North Carolina State ACC 3 8 0 .273
95 Dick Scesniak Kent State MAC 3 8 0 .273
96 Jim Wacker Texas Christian SWC 3 8 0 .273
97 Rey Dempsey Memphis Ind 2 7 2 .273
98 Dick Anderson Rutgers Ind 2 8 1 .227
99 Claude Gilbert San Jose State PCAA 2 8 1 .227
100 Art Baker East Carolina Ind 2 9 0 .182
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
101 Cleve Bryant Ohio MAC 2 9 0 .182
102 Howard Schnellenberger Louisville Ind 2 9 0 .182
103 Lee Moon Kansas State Big 8 1 8 0 .111
104 Mack Brown Tulane Ind 1 10 0 .091
105 Woody Widenhofer Missouri Big 8 1 10 0 .091
106 Bill Yung Texas-El Paso WAC 1 10 0 .091
107 Fred Zechman New Mexico State PCAA 1 10 0 .091
108 Jim Dickey Kansas State Big 8 0 2 0 .000