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1990 Coaches

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National Champions: Colorado (AP, FWAA, NFF, USA-CNN), Georgia Tech (UPI)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Ty Detmer (Brigham Young)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Bobby Ross (Georgia Tech)

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

108 Coaches

Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
1 Bobby Ross Georgia Tech ACC 11 0 1 .958
2 John Jenkins Houston SWC 10 1 0 .909
3 Bill McCartney Colorado Big 8 11 1 1 .885
4 Howard Schnellenberger Louisville Ind 10 1 1 .875
5 Bobby Bowden Florida State Ind 10 2 0 .833
6 Dennis Erickson Miami (FL) Ind 10 2 0 .833
7 Ken Hatfield Clemson ACC 10 2 0 .833
8 Don James Washington Pac-10 10 2 0 .833
9 David McWilliams Texas SWC 10 2 0 .833
10 Nick Saban Toledo MAC 9 2 0 .818
11 Steve Spurrier Florida SEC 9 2 0 .818
12 Terry Shea San Jose State Big West 9 2 1 .792
13 Jim Sweeney Fresno State Big West 8 2 1 .773
14 LaVell Edwards Brigham Young WAC 10 3 0 .769
15 Johnny Majors Tennessee SEC 9 2 2 .769
16 Billy Brewer Mississippi SEC 9 3 0 .750
17 Lou Holtz Notre Dame Ind 9 3 0 .750
18 Gary Moeller Michigan Big Ten 9 3 0 .750
19 Tom Osborne Nebraska Big 8 9 3 0 .750
20 Joe Paterno Penn State Ind 9 3 0 .750
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
21 R.C. Slocum Texas A&M SWC 9 3 1 .731
22 Gary Gibbs Oklahoma Big 8 8 3 0 .727
23 Curley Hallman Southern Mississippi Ind 8 3 0 .727
24 Herb Deromedi Central Michigan MAC 8 3 1 .708
25 Pat Dye Auburn SEC 8 3 1 .708
26 Joe Peace Louisiana Tech Ind 8 3 1 .708
27 George Perles Michigan State Big Ten 8 3 1 .708
28 Earle Bruce Colorado State WAC 9 4 0 .692
29 Paul Roach Wyoming WAC 9 4 0 .692
30 Rich Brooks Oregon Pac-10 8 4 0 .667
31 Hayden Fry Iowa Big Ten 8 4 0 .667
32 John Mackovic Illinois Big Ten 8 4 0 .667
33 George Welsh Virginia ACC 8 4 0 .667
34 Larry Smith Southern California Pac-10 8 4 1 .654
35 Jerry Berndt Temple Ind 7 4 0 .636
36 Al Molde Western Michigan MAC 7 4 0 .636
37 Paul Schudel Ball State MAC 7 4 0 .636
38 John Cooper Ohio State Big Ten 7 4 1 .625
39 Bruce Snyder California Pac-10 7 4 1 .625
40 Dick MacPherson Syracuse Ind 7 4 2 .615
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
41 Mack Brown North Carolina ACC 6 4 1 .591
42 Grant Teaff Baylor SWC 6 4 1 .591
43 Fisher DeBerry Air Force WAC 7 5 0 .583
44 Dick Sheridan North Carolina State ACC 7 5 0 .583
45 Gene Stallings Alabama SEC 7 5 0 .583
46 Dick Tomey Arizona Pac-10 7 5 0 .583
47 Bob Wagner Hawaii WAC 7 5 0 .583
48 George Allen Long Beach State Big West 6 5 0 .545
49 Frank Beamer Virginia Tech Ind 6 5 0 .545
50 John Gutekunst Minnesota Big Ten 6 5 0 .545
51 Al Luginbill San Diego State WAC 6 5 0 .545
52 Jerry Pettibone Northern Illinois Ind 6 5 0 .545
53 Sparky Woods South Carolina Ind 6 5 0 .545
54 Jim Young Army Ind 6 5 0 .545
55 Joe Krivak Maryland ACC 6 5 1 .542
56 Bill Mallory Indiana Big Ten 6 5 1 .542
57 Chuck Shelton Utah State Big West 5 5 1 .500
58 Randy Walker Miami (OH) MAC 5 5 1 .500
59 Mike Archer Louisiana State SEC 5 6 0 .455
60 George Chaump Navy Ind 5 6 0 .455
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
61 Terry Donahue UCLA Pac-10 5 6 0 .455
62 Rockey Felker Mississippi State SEC 5 6 0 .455
63 Fred Goldsmith Rice SWC 5 6 0 .455
64 Dennis Green Stanford Pac-10 5 6 0 .455
65 Bill Lewis East Carolina Ind 5 6 0 .455
66 Bill Snyder Kansas State Big 8 5 6 0 .455
67 Nelson Stokley Louisiana-Lafayette Ind 5 6 0 .455
68 Jim Wacker Texas Christian SWC 5 6 0 .455
69 Chuck Stobart Memphis Ind 4 6 1 .409
70 Jim Walden Iowa State Big 8 4 6 1 .409
71 Moe Ankney Bowling Green State MAC 3 5 2 .400
72 Jack Bicknell Boston College Ind 4 7 0 .364
73 Bill Curry Kentucky SEC 4 7 0 .364
74 Greg Davis Tulane Ind 4 7 0 .364
75 Spike Dykes Texas Tech SWC 4 7 0 .364
76 Ray Goff Georgia SEC 4 7 0 .364
77 Walt Harris Pacific Big West 4 7 0 .364
78 Pat Jones Oklahoma State Big 8 4 7 0 .364
79 Larry Marmie Arizona State Pac-10 4 7 0 .364
80 Ron McBride Utah WAC 4 7 0 .364
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
81 Don Nehlen West Virginia Ind 4 7 0 .364
82 Jim Strong Nevada-Las Vegas Big West 4 7 0 .364
83 Bob Stull Missouri Big 8 4 7 0 .364
84 Barry Wilson Duke ACC 4 7 0 .364
85 Gerry Faust Akron Ind 3 7 1 .318
86 Paul Hackett Pittsburgh Ind 3 7 1 .318
87 Al Kincaid Arkansas State Ind 3 7 1 .318
88 Glen Mason Kansas Big 8 3 7 1 .318
89 Jack Crowe Arkansas SWC 3 8 0 .273
90 Bill Dooley Wake Forest ACC 3 8 0 .273
91 Doug Graber Rutgers Ind 3 8 0 .273
92 David Lee Texas-El Paso WAC 3 8 0 .273
93 Mike Price Washington State Pac-10 3 8 0 .273
94 David Rader Tulsa Ind 3 8 0 .273
95 Fred Akers Purdue Big Ten 2 9 0 .182
96 Dick Crum Kent State MAC 2 9 0 .182
97 Jim Harkema Eastern Michigan MAC 2 9 0 .182
98 Francis Peay Northwestern Big Ten 2 9 0 .182
99 Mike Sheppard New Mexico WAC 2 10 0 .167
100 Tom Lichtenberg Ohio MAC 1 9 1 .136
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
101 Barry Alvarez Wisconsin Big Ten 1 10 0 .091
102 Watson Brown Vanderbilt SEC 1 10 0 .091
103 Forrest Gregg Southern Methodist SWC 1 10 0 .091
104 Jim Hess New Mexico State Big West 1 10 0 .091
105 Dave Kragthorpe Oregon State Pac-10 1 10 0 .091
106 Tim Murphy Cincinnati Ind 1 10 0 .091
107 Gene Murphy Cal State Fullerton Big West 1 11 0 .083
108 Jeff Bower Southern Mississippi Ind 0 1 0 .000