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1987 Coaches

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

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Tim Brown (Notre Dame)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Dick MacPherson (Syracuse)

AP Preseason #1: Oklahoma ▪ AP Final #1: Miami (FL)

104 Coaches

Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
1 Jimmy Johnson Miami (FL) Ind 12 0 0 1.000
2 Dick MacPherson Syracuse Ind 11 0 1 .958
3 Bobby Bowden Florida State Ind 11 1 0 .917
4 Barry Switzer Oklahoma Big 8 11 1 0 .917
5 Mike Archer Louisiana State SEC 10 1 1 .875
6 Terry Donahue UCLA Pac-10 10 2 0 .833
7 Danny Ford Clemson ACC 10 2 0 .833
8 Claude Gilbert San Jose State PCAA 10 2 0 .833
9 Jim Harkema Eastern Michigan MAC 10 2 0 .833
10 Pat Jones Oklahoma State Big 8 10 2 0 .833
11 Tom Osborne Nebraska Big 8 10 2 0 .833
12 Jackie Sherrill Texas A&M SWC 10 2 0 .833
13 Pat Dye Auburn SEC 9 1 2 .833
14 Johnny Majors Tennessee SEC 10 2 1 .808
15 George Perles Michigan State Big Ten 9 2 1 .792
16 Hayden Fry Iowa Big Ten 10 3 0 .769
17 Paul Roach Wyoming WAC 10 3 0 .769
18 Vince Dooley Georgia SEC 9 3 0 .750
19 Fisher DeBerry Air Force WAC 9 4 0 .692
20 LaVell Edwards Brigham Young WAC 9 4 0 .692
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
21 Ken Hatfield Arkansas SWC 9 4 0 .692
22 Mike Gottfried Pittsburgh Ind 8 4 0 .667
23 Lou Holtz Notre Dame Ind 8 4 0 .667
24 Bill Mallory Indiana Big Ten 8 4 0 .667
25 Joe Morrison South Carolina Ind 8 4 0 .667
26 Joe Paterno Penn State Ind 8 4 0 .667
27 Bo Schembechler Michigan Big Ten 8 4 0 .667
28 Larry Smith Southern California Pac-10 8 4 0 .667
29 George Welsh Virginia ACC 8 4 0 .667
30 Bill Dooley Wake Forest ACC 7 4 0 .636
31 Glen Mason Kent State MAC 7 4 0 .636
32 Bill McCartney Colorado Big 8 7 4 0 .636
33 Bob Stull Texas-El Paso WAC 7 4 0 .636
34 John Cooper Arizona State Pac-10 7 4 1 .625
35 Don James Washington Pac-10 7 4 1 .625
36 Earle Bruce Ohio State Big Ten 6 4 1 .591
37 Spike Dykes Texas Tech SWC 6 4 1 .591
38 Bill Curry Alabama SEC 7 5 0 .583
39 David McWilliams Texas SWC 7 5 0 .583
40 Dick Anderson Rutgers Ind 6 5 0 .545
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
41 Rich Brooks Oregon Pac-10 6 5 0 .545
42 Jim Carmody Southern Mississippi Ind 6 5 0 .545
43 John Gutekunst Minnesota Big Ten 6 5 0 .545
44 Nelson Stokley Louisiana-Lafayette Ind 6 5 0 .545
45 Jim Sweeney Fresno State PCAA 6 5 0 .545
46 Grant Teaff Baylor SWC 6 5 0 .545
47 Mack Brown Tulane Ind 6 6 0 .500
48 Galen Hall Florida SEC 6 6 0 .500
49 Gene Murphy Cal State Fullerton PCAA 6 6 0 .500
50 Don Nehlen West Virginia Ind 6 6 0 .500
51 Charlie Bailey Memphis Ind 5 5 1 .500
52 Herb Deromedi Central Michigan MAC 5 5 1 .500
53 Jerry Pettibone Northern Illinois Ind 5 5 1 .500
54 Dick Tomey Arizona Pac-10 4 4 3 .500
55 Moe Ankney Bowling Green State MAC 5 6 0 .455
56 Art Baker East Carolina Ind 5 6 0 .455
57 Jack Bicknell Boston College Ind 5 6 0 .455
58 Jerry Claiborne Kentucky SEC 5 6 0 .455
59 Dick Crum North Carolina ACC 5 6 0 .455
60 Jack Elway Stanford Pac-10 5 6 0 .455
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
61 Al Molde Western Michigan MAC 5 6 0 .455
62 Wayne Nunnely Nevada-Las Vegas PCAA 5 6 0 .455
63 Tim Rose Miami (OH) MAC 5 6 0 .455
64 Chuck Shelton Utah State PCAA 5 6 0 .455
65 Steve Spurrier Duke ACC 5 6 0 .455
66 Jim Wacker Texas Christian SWC 5 6 0 .455
67 Woody Widenhofer Missouri Big 8 5 6 0 .455
68 Jim Young Army Ind 5 6 0 .455
69 Jim Fassel Utah WAC 5 7 0 .417
70 Dennis Stolz San Diego State WAC 5 7 0 .417
71 Bob Wagner Hawaii WAC 5 7 0 .417
72 Jack Pardee Houston SWC 4 6 1 .409
73 Watson Brown Vanderbilt SEC 4 7 0 .364
74 Bob Cope Pacific PCAA 4 7 0 .364
75 Dave Currey Cincinnati Ind 4 7 0 .364
76 Gerry Faust Akron Ind 4 7 0 .364
77 Rockey Felker Mississippi State SEC 4 7 0 .364
78 Joe Krivak Maryland ACC 4 7 0 .364
79 Larry Reisbig Long Beach State PCAA 4 7 0 .364
80 Paul Schudel Ball State MAC 4 7 0 .364
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
81 Dick Sheridan North Carolina State ACC 4 7 0 .364
82 Bruce Snyder California Pac-10 3 6 2 .364
83 Fred Akers Purdue Big Ten 3 7 1 .318
84 Dennis Erickson Washington State Pac-10 3 7 1 .318
85 Howard Schnellenberger Louisville Ind 3 7 1 .318
86 Dan Simrell Toledo MAC 3 7 1 .318
87 Mike White Illinois Big Ten 3 7 1 .318
88 Bruce Arians Temple Ind 3 8 0 .273 W-L-T adjusted to 4-7 by NCAA.
89 Billy Brewer Mississippi SEC 3 8 0 .273
90 George Henshaw Tulsa Ind 3 8 0 .273
91 Don Morton Wisconsin Big Ten 3 8 0 .273
92 Jim Walden Iowa State Big 8 3 8 0 .273
93 Francis Peay Northwestern Big Ten 2 8 1 .227
94 Frank Beamer Virginia Tech Ind 2 9 0 .182
95 Jerry Berndt Rice SWC 2 9 0 .182
96 Mike Knoll New Mexico State PCAA 2 9 0 .182
97 Dave Kragthorpe Oregon State Pac-10 2 9 0 .182
98 Bobby Ross Georgia Tech ACC 2 9 0 .182
99 Elliot Uzelac Navy Ind 2 9 0 .182
100 Bob Valesente Kansas Big 8 1 9 1 .136
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
101 Cleve Bryant Ohio MAC 1 10 0 .091
102 Leon Fuller Colorado State WAC 1 11 0 .083
103 Stan Parrish Kansas State Big 8 0 10 1 .045
104 Mike Sheppard New Mexico WAC 0 11 0 .000