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1998 Coaches

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National Champion: Tennessee (AP, BCS, FWAA, NFF, USA-ESPN)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Ricky Williams (Texas)
Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award: Phillip Fulmer (Tennessee)

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

115 Coaches

Rk Coach School Conf W L Pct Notes
1 Phillip Fulmer Tennessee SEC 13 0 1.000
2 Tommy Bowden Tulane CUSA 11 0 1.000
3 David Cutcliffe Mississippi SEC 1 0 1.000
4 Chris Scelfo Tulane CUSA 1 0 1.000
5 Fisher DeBerry Air Force WAC 12 1 .923
6 Bob Pruett Marshall MAC 12 1 .923
7 Dick Tomey Arizona Pac-10 12 1 .923
8 Barry Alvarez Wisconsin Big Ten 11 1 .917
9 John Cooper Ohio State Big Ten 11 1 .917
10 Randy Walker Miami (OH) MAC 10 1 .909
11 Bobby Bowden Florida State ACC 11 2 .846
12 Bill Snyder Kansas State Big 12 11 2 .846
13 George O'Leary Georgia Tech ACC 10 2 .833
14 Steve Spurrier Florida SEC 10 2 .833
15 Bob Toledo UCLA Pac-10 10 2 .833
16 Mike Kruczek Central Florida Ind 9 2 .818
17 R.C. Slocum Texas A&M Big 12 11 3 .786
18 Lloyd Carr Michigan Big Ten 10 3 .769
19 Frank Beamer Virginia Tech Big East 9 3 .750
20 Mack Brown Texas Big 12 9 3 .750
Rk Coach School Conf W L Pct Notes
21 Bob Davie Notre Dame Ind 9 3 .750
22 Butch Davis Miami (FL) Big East 9 3 .750
23 Jim Donnan Georgia SEC 9 3 .750
24 Houston Nutt Arkansas SEC 9 3 .750
25 Joe Paterno Penn State Big Ten 9 3 .750 W-L-T adjusted to 0-3 by NCAA.
26 Chris Tormey Idaho Big West 9 3 .750
27 George Welsh Virginia ACC 9 3 .750
28 Dana Dimel Wyoming WAC 8 3 .727
29 Frank Solich Nebraska Big 12 9 4 .692
30 Joe Tiller Purdue Big Ten 9 4 .692
31 Mike Bellotti Oregon Pac-10 8 4 .667
32 Sonny Lubick Colorado State WAC 8 4 .667
33 Don Nehlen West Virginia Big East 8 4 .667
34 Rick Neuheisel Colorado Big 12 8 4 .667
35 Paul Pasqualoni Syracuse Big East 8 4 .667
36 Larry Smith Missouri Big 12 8 4 .667
37 LaVell Edwards Brigham Young WAC 9 5 .643
38 Gary Darnell Western Michigan MAC 7 4 .636
39 Ron McBride Utah WAC 7 4 .636
40 Paul Hackett Southern California Pac-10 8 5 .615
Rk Coach School Conf W L Pct Notes
41 Jackie Sherrill Mississippi State SEC 8 5 .615
42 Jeff Bower Southern Mississippi CUSA 7 5 .583
43 Mike DuBose Alabama SEC 7 5 .583
44 Spike Dykes Texas Tech Big 12 7 5 .583
45 Dennis Franchione Texas Christian WAC 7 5 .583
46 Hal Mumme Kentucky SEC 7 5 .583
47 Mike O'Cain North Carolina State ACC 7 5 .583
48 Gary Pinkel Toledo MAC 7 5 .583
49 John Smith Louisville CUSA 7 5 .583
50 Ted Tollner San Diego State WAC 7 5 .583
51 Carl Torbush North Carolina ACC 7 5 .583
52 Dick Flynn Central Michigan MAC 6 5 .545
53 Dirk Koetter Boise State Big West 6 5 .545
54 Steve Logan East Carolina CUSA 6 5 .545
55 Jeff Tisdel Nevada Big West 6 5 .545
56 Tommy Tuberville Mississippi SEC 6 5 .545
57 Gary Crowton Louisiana Tech Ind 6 6 .500
58 Jim Lambright Washington Pac-10 6 6 .500
59 Nick Saban Michigan State Big Ten 6 6 .500
60 Gary Blackney Bowling Green State MAC 5 6 .455
Rk Coach School Conf W L Pct Notes
61 John Blake Oklahoma Big 12 5 6 .455
62 Jim Grobe Ohio MAC 5 6 .455
63 Ken Hatfield Rice WAC 5 6 .455
64 Pat Hill Fresno State WAC 5 6 .455
65 Tom Holmoe California Pac-10 5 6 .455
66 Glen Mason Minnesota Big Ten 5 6 .455
67 Mike Riley Oregon State Pac-10 5 6 .455
68 Terry Shea Rutgers Big East 5 6 .455
69 Bob Simmons Oklahoma State Big 12 5 6 .455
70 Bruce Snyder Arizona State Pac-10 5 6 .455
71 Ed Zaunbrecher Louisiana-Monroe Ind 5 6 .455
72 Mike Cavan Southern Methodist WAC 5 7 .417 W-L-T adjusted to 1-1 by NCAA.
73 Bill Oliver Auburn SEC 2 3 .400
74 Terry Allen Kansas Big 12 4 7 .364
75 Watson Brown Alabama-Birmingham Ind 4 7 .364
76 Cam Cameron Indiana Big Ten 4 7 .364
77 Gerry DiNardo Louisiana State SEC 4 7 .364
78 Fred Goldsmith Duke ACC 4 7 .364
79 Tom O'Brien Boston College Big East 4 7 .364
80 Lee Owens Akron MAC 4 7 .364
Rk Coach School Conf W L Pct Notes
81 David Rader Tulsa WAC 4 7 .364
82 Dave Baldwin San Jose State WAC 4 8 .333
83 Joe Hollis Arkansas State Ind 4 8 .333
84 Dave Arslanian Utah State Big West 3 8 .273
85 Charlie Bailey Texas-El Paso WAC 3 8 .273
86 Jim Caldwell Wake Forest ACC 3 8 .273
87 Darrell Dickey North Texas Big West 3 8 .273
88 Hayden Fry Iowa Big Ten 3 8 .273
89 Kim Helton Houston CUSA 3 8 .273
90 Dan McCarney Iowa State Big 12 3 8 .273
91 Mike Price Washington State Pac-10 3 8 .273
92 Rick Rasnick Eastern Michigan MAC 3 8 .273
93 Tony Samuel New Mexico State Big West 3 8 .273
94 Bob Sutton Army CUSA 3 8 .273
95 Ron Turner Illinois Big Ten 3 8 .273
96 Ron Vanderlinden Maryland ACC 3 8 .273
97 Charlie Weatherbie Navy Ind 3 8 .273
98 Tommy West Clemson ACC 3 8 .273
99 Tyrone Willingham Stanford Pac-10 3 8 .273
100 Gary Barnett Northwestern Big Ten 3 9 .250
Rk Coach School Conf W L Pct Notes
101 Rocky Long New Mexico WAC 3 9 .250
102 Walt Harris Pittsburgh Big East 2 9 .182
103 Rick Minter Cincinnati CUSA 2 9 .182
104 Joe Novak Northern Illinois MAC 2 9 .182
105 Dave Roberts Baylor Big 12 2 9 .182
106 Rip Scherer Memphis CUSA 2 9 .182
107 Nelson Stokley Louisiana-Lafayette Ind 2 9 .182
108 Bobby Wallace Temple Big East 2 9 .182
109 Woody Widenhofer Vanderbilt SEC 2 9 .182
110 Terry Bowden Auburn SEC 1 5 .167
111 Bill Lynch Ball State MAC 1 10 .091
112 Brad Scott South Carolina SEC 1 10 .091
113 Jeff Horton Nevada-Las Vegas WAC 0 11 .000
114 Dean Pees Kent State MAC 0 11 .000
115 Fred Vonappen Hawaii WAC 0 12 .000