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2002 Coaches

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

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Carson Palmer (Southern California)
Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award: Jim Tressel (Ohio State)

AP Preseason #1: Miami (FL) ▪ AP Final #1: Ohio State

120 Coaches

Rk Coach School Conf W L Pct Notes
1 Jim Tressel Ohio State Big Ten 14 0 1.000
2 Ed Kezirian UCLA Pac-10 1 0 1.000
3 Mark Richt Georgia SEC 13 1 .929
4 Larry Coker Miami (FL) Big East 12 1 .923
5 Dan Hawkins Boise State WAC 12 1 .923
6 Bob Stoops Oklahoma Big 12 12 2 .857
7 Mack Brown Texas Big 12 11 2 .846
8 Pete Carroll Southern California Pac-10 11 2 .846
9 Kirk Ferentz Iowa Big Ten 11 2 .846
10 Bob Pruett Marshall MAC 11 2 .846
11 Bill Snyder Kansas State Big 12 11 2 .846
12 Gary Patterson Texas Christian CUSA 10 2 .833
13 Jim Leavitt South Florida Ind 9 2 .818
14 Chuck Amato North Carolina State ACC 11 3 .786
15 Ralph Friedgen Maryland ACC 11 3 .786
16 Lloyd Carr Michigan Big Ten 10 3 .769
17 Dennis Franchione Alabama SEC 10 3 .769
18 Mike Price Washington State Pac-10 10 3 .769
19 Tyrone Willingham Notre Dame Ind 10 3 .769
20 Urban Meyer Bowling Green State MAC 9 3 .750
Rk Coach School Conf W L Pct Notes
21 Frank Beamer Virginia Tech Big East 10 4 .714
22 June Jones Hawaii WAC 10 4 .714
23 Sonny Lubick Colorado State MWC 10 4 .714
24 Walt Harris Pittsburgh Big East 9 4 .692
25 Tom O'Brien Boston College Big East 9 4 .692
26 Joe Paterno Penn State Big Ten 9 4 .692 W-L-T adjusted to 0-4 by NCAA.
27 Rich Rodriguez West Virginia Big East 9 4 .692
28 Tommy Tuberville Auburn SEC 9 4 .692
29 Joe Novak Northern Illinois MAC 8 4 .667
30 Tom Amstutz Toledo MAC 9 5 .643
31 Gary Barnett Colorado Big 12 9 5 .643
32 Bobby Bowden Florida State ACC 9 5 .643
33 Al Groh Virginia ACC 9 5 .643
34 Pat Hill Fresno State WAC 9 5 .643
35 Mike Leach Texas Tech Big 12 9 5 .643
36 Houston Nutt Arkansas SEC 9 5 .643
37 Fisher DeBerry Air Force MWC 8 5 .615
38 Darrell Dickey North Texas Sun Belt 8 5 .615
39 Dennis Erickson Oregon State Pac-10 8 5 .615
40 Phillip Fulmer Tennessee SEC 8 5 .615
Rk Coach School Conf W L Pct Notes
41 Glen Mason Minnesota Big Ten 8 5 .615
42 Les Miles Oklahoma State Big 12 8 5 .615
43 Nick Saban Louisiana State SEC 8 5 .615
44 Chris Scelfo Tulane CUSA 8 5 .615
45 Ron Zook Florida SEC 8 5 .615
46 Terry Hoeppner Miami (OH) MAC 7 5 .583
47 Mike Kruczek Central Florida MAC 7 5 .583
48 Guy Morriss Kentucky SEC 7 5 .583
49 Tony Samuel New Mexico State Sun Belt 7 5 .583
50 Jeff Tedford California Pac-10 7 5 .583
51 Bob Toledo UCLA Pac-10 7 5 .583
52 Barry Alvarez Wisconsin Big Ten 8 6 .571
53 Dirk Koetter Arizona State Pac-10 8 6 .571
54 Mike Bellotti Oregon Pac-10 7 6 .538
55 Tommy Bowden Clemson ACC 7 6 .538
56 Jeff Bower Southern Mississippi CUSA 7 6 .538
57 David Cutcliffe Mississippi SEC 7 6 .538
58 Chan Gailey Georgia Tech ACC 7 6 .538
59 Jim Grobe Wake Forest ACC 7 6 .538
60 Rick Neuheisel Washington Pac-10 7 6 .538
Rk Coach School Conf W L Pct Notes
61 John Smith Louisville CUSA 7 6 .538
62 Joe Tiller Purdue Big Ten 7 6 .538
63 Rocky Long New Mexico MWC 7 7 .500
64 Dan McCarney Iowa State Big 12 7 7 .500
65 Rick Minter Cincinnati CUSA 7 7 .500
66 Frank Solich Nebraska Big 12 7 7 .500
67 Randy Edsall Connecticut Ind 6 6 .500
68 Bill Lynch Ball State MAC 6 6 .500
69 R.C. Slocum Texas A&M Big 12 6 6 .500
70 Fitz Hill San Jose State WAC 6 7 .462
71 Steve Roberts Arkansas State Sun Belt 6 7 .462
72 Ron McBride Utah MWC 5 6 .455
73 Watson Brown Alabama-Birmingham CUSA 5 7 .417
74 Gary Crowton Brigham Young MWC 5 7 .417
75 Dana Dimel Houston CUSA 5 7 .417
76 Lou Holtz South Carolina SEC 5 7 .417
77 Gary Pinkel Missouri Big 12 5 7 .417
78 John Robinson Nevada-Las Vegas MWC 5 7 .417
79 Chris Tormey Nevada WAC 5 7 .417
80 Ron Turner Illinois Big Ten 5 7 .417
Rk Coach School Conf W L Pct Notes
81 Mick Dennehy Utah State Ind 4 7 .364
82 Ken Hatfield Rice WAC 4 7 .364
83 Jack Bicknell Louisiana Tech WAC 4 8 .333
84 Larry Blakeney Troy Ind 4 8 .333
85 Gary Darnell Western Michigan MAC 4 8 .333
86 Mike DeBord Central Michigan MAC 4 8 .333
87 Brian Knorr Ohio MAC 4 8 .333
88 Steve Logan East Carolina CUSA 4 8 .333
89 John Mackovic Arizona Pac-10 4 8 .333
90 Andy McCollum Middle Tennessee State Sun Belt 4 8 .333
91 Lee Owens Akron MAC 4 8 .333
92 Paul Pasqualoni Syracuse Big East 4 8 .333
93 Bobby Wallace Temple Big East 4 8 .333
94 Mike Collins Louisiana-Monroe Sun Belt 3 6 .333
95 Bobby Williams Michigan State Big Ten 3 6 .333
96 Morris Watts Michigan State Big Ten 1 2 .333
97 Tom Craft San Diego State MWC 4 9 .308
98 Phil Bennett Southern Methodist WAC 3 9 .250
99 John Bunting North Carolina ACC 3 9 .250
100 Rickey Bustle Louisiana-Lafayette Sun Belt 3 9 .250
Rk Coach School Conf W L Pct Notes
101 Gerry DiNardo Indiana Big Ten 3 9 .250
102 Dean Pees Kent State MAC 3 9 .250
103 Jackie Sherrill Mississippi State SEC 3 9 .250
104 Kevin Steele Baylor Big 12 3 9 .250
105 Randy Walker Northwestern Big Ten 3 9 .250
106 Tommy West Memphis CUSA 3 9 .250
107 Jeff Woodruff Eastern Michigan MAC 3 9 .250
108 Buddy Teevens Stanford Pac-10 2 9 .182
109 Tom Cable Idaho Sun Belt 2 10 .167
110 Carl Franks Duke ACC 2 10 .167
111 Bobby Johnson Vanderbilt SEC 2 10 .167
112 Paul Johnson Navy Ind 2 10 .167
113 Vic Koenning Wyoming MWC 2 10 .167
114 Mark Mangino Kansas Big 12 2 10 .167
115 Gary Nord Texas-El Paso WAC 2 10 .167
116 Todd Berry Army CUSA 1 11 .083
117 Keith Burns Tulsa WAC 1 11 .083
118 Jim Hofher Buffalo MAC 1 11 .083
119 Greg Schiano Rutgers Big East 1 11 .083
120 Bobby Keasler Louisiana-Monroe Sun Belt 0 3 .000