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2001 Coaches

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

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Eric Crouch (Nebraska)
Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award: Ralph Friedgen (Maryland)

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

120 Coaches

Rk Coach School Conf W L Pct Notes
1 Larry Coker Miami (FL) Big East 12 0 1.000
2 Mac McWhorter Georgia Tech ACC 1 0 1.000
3 Mike Bellotti Oregon Pac-10 11 1 .917
4 Gary Crowton Brigham Young MWC 12 2 .857
5 Mack Brown Texas Big 12 11 2 .846
6 Phillip Fulmer Tennessee SEC 11 2 .846
7 Bob Pruett Marshall MAC 11 2 .846
8 John Smith Louisville CUSA 11 2 .846
9 Frank Solich Nebraska Big 12 11 2 .846
10 Bob Stoops Oklahoma Big 12 11 2 .846
11 Tom Amstutz Toledo MAC 10 2 .833
12 Ralph Friedgen Maryland ACC 10 2 .833
13 Mike Price Washington State Pac-10 10 2 .833
14 Steve Spurrier Florida SEC 10 2 .833
15 Ron Turner Illinois Big Ten 10 2 .833
16 Pat Hill Fresno State WAC 11 3 .786
17 Gary Barnett Colorado Big 12 10 3 .769
18 Paul Pasqualoni Syracuse Big East 10 3 .769
19 Nick Saban Louisiana State SEC 10 3 .769
20 Lou Holtz South Carolina SEC 9 3 .750
Rk Coach School Conf W L Pct Notes
21 June Jones Hawaii WAC 9 3 .750
22 Tyrone Willingham Stanford Pac-10 9 3 .750
23 Jim Leavitt South Florida Ind 8 3 .727
24 Andy McCollum Middle Tennessee State Sun Belt 8 3 .727
25 Urban Meyer Bowling Green State MAC 8 3 .727
26 Frank Beamer Virginia Tech Big East 8 4 .667
27 Bobby Bowden Florida State ACC 8 4 .667
28 Lloyd Carr Michigan Big Ten 8 4 .667
29 Ken Hatfield Rice WAC 8 4 .667
30 Dan Hawkins Boise State WAC 8 4 .667
31 Ron McBride Utah MWC 8 4 .667
32 Rick Neuheisel Washington Pac-10 8 4 .667
33 Tom O'Brien Boston College Big East 8 4 .667
34 Mark Richt Georgia SEC 8 4 .667
35 R.C. Slocum Texas A&M Big 12 8 4 .667
36 Larry Blakeney Troy Ind 7 4 .636
37 David Cutcliffe Mississippi SEC 7 4 .636
38 Bob Toledo UCLA Pac-10 7 4 .636
39 John Bunting North Carolina ACC 8 5 .615
40 Chuck Amato North Carolina State ACC 7 5 .583
Rk Coach School Conf W L Pct Notes
41 Jack Bicknell Louisiana Tech WAC 7 5 .583
42 Tommy Bowden Clemson ACC 7 5 .583
43 Kirk Ferentz Iowa Big Ten 7 5 .583
44 Dennis Franchione Alabama SEC 7 5 .583
45 Walt Harris Pittsburgh Big East 7 5 .583
46 Terry Hoeppner Miami (OH) MAC 7 5 .583
47 Mike Leach Texas Tech Big 12 7 5 .583
48 Sonny Lubick Colorado State MWC 7 5 .583
49 Dan McCarney Iowa State Big 12 7 5 .583
50 Rick Minter Cincinnati CUSA 7 5 .583
51 Houston Nutt Arkansas SEC 7 5 .583
52 George O'Leary Georgia Tech ACC 7 5 .583
53 Jim Tressel Ohio State Big Ten 7 5 .583
54 Tommy Tuberville Auburn SEC 7 5 .583
55 Bobby Williams Michigan State Big Ten 7 5 .583
56 Jeff Bower Southern Mississippi CUSA 6 5 .545
57 Watson Brown Alabama-Birmingham CUSA 6 5 .545
58 Jim Grobe Wake Forest ACC 6 5 .545
59 Mike Kruczek Central Florida Ind 6 5 .545
60 Rocky Long New Mexico MWC 6 5 .545
Rk Coach School Conf W L Pct Notes
61 Joe Novak Northern Illinois MAC 6 5 .545
62 Dean Pees Kent State MAC 6 5 .545
63 Pete Carroll Southern California Pac-10 6 6 .500
64 Fisher DeBerry Air Force MWC 6 6 .500
65 Steve Logan East Carolina CUSA 6 6 .500
66 Gary Patterson Texas Christian CUSA 6 6 .500
67 Bill Snyder Kansas State Big 12 6 6 .500
68 Joe Tiller Purdue Big Ten 6 6 .500
69 Cam Cameron Indiana Big Ten 5 6 .455
70 Gary Darnell Western Michigan MAC 5 6 .455
71 Bob Davie Notre Dame Ind 5 6 .455
72 Dennis Erickson Oregon State Pac-10 5 6 .455
73 Bill Lynch Ball State MAC 5 6 .455
74 John Mackovic Arizona Pac-10 5 6 .455
75 Joe Paterno Penn State Big Ten 5 6 .455 W-L-T adjusted to 0-6 by NCAA.
76 Tommy West Memphis CUSA 5 6 .455
77 Barry Alvarez Wisconsin Big Ten 5 7 .417
78 Darrell Dickey North Texas Sun Belt 5 7 .417
79 Al Groh Virginia ACC 5 7 .417
80 Tony Samuel New Mexico State Sun Belt 5 7 .417
Rk Coach School Conf W L Pct Notes
81 Mike Cavan Southern Methodist WAC 4 7 .364
82 Mick Dennehy Utah State Ind 4 7 .364
83 Dirk Koetter Arizona State Pac-10 4 7 .364
84 Glen Mason Minnesota Big Ten 4 7 .364
85 Les Miles Oklahoma State Big 12 4 7 .364
86 Lee Owens Akron MAC 4 7 .364
87 Gary Pinkel Missouri Big 12 4 7 .364
88 John Robinson Nevada-Las Vegas MWC 4 7 .364
89 Randy Walker Northwestern Big Ten 4 7 .364
90 Bobby Wallace Temple Big East 4 7 .364
91 Tom Hayes Kansas Big 12 1 2 .333
92 Jerry Baldwin Louisiana-Lafayette Sun Belt 3 8 .273
93 Todd Berry Army CUSA 3 8 .273
94 Mike DeBord Central Michigan MAC 3 8 .273
95 Jim Hofher Buffalo MAC 3 8 .273
96 Rich Rodriguez West Virginia Big East 3 8 .273
97 Jackie Sherrill Mississippi State SEC 3 8 .273
98 Kevin Steele Baylor Big 12 3 8 .273
99 Ted Tollner San Diego State MWC 3 8 .273
100 Chris Tormey Nevada WAC 3 8 .273
Rk Coach School Conf W L Pct Notes
101 Fitz Hill San Jose State WAC 3 9 .250
102 Chris Scelfo Tulane CUSA 3 9 .250
103 Terry Allen Kansas Big 12 2 6 .250
104 Randy Edsall Connecticut Ind 2 9 .182
105 Joe Hollis Arkansas State Sun Belt 2 9 .182
106 Bobby Keasler Louisiana-Monroe Sun Belt 2 9 .182
107 Vic Koenning Wyoming MWC 2 9 .182
108 Guy Morriss Kentucky SEC 2 9 .182
109 Gary Nord Texas-El Paso WAC 2 9 .182
110 Greg Schiano Rutgers Big East 2 9 .182
111 Woody Widenhofer Vanderbilt SEC 2 9 .182
112 Jeff Woodruff Eastern Michigan MAC 2 9 .182
113 Keith Burns Tulsa WAC 1 10 .091
114 Tom Cable Idaho Sun Belt 1 10 .091
115 Tom Holmoe California Pac-10 1 10 .091
116 Brian Knorr Ohio MAC 1 10 .091
117 Dana Dimel Houston CUSA 0 11 .000
118 Carl Franks Duke ACC 0 11 .000
119 Rick Lantz Navy Ind 0 3 .000
120 Charlie Weatherbie Navy Ind 0 7 .000