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2004 Coaches

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

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Matt Leinart (Southern California)
Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award: Urban Meyer (Utah)

AP Preseason #1: Southern California ▪ AP Final #1: Southern California

121 Coaches

Rk Coach School Conf W L Pct Notes
1 Pete Carroll Southern California Pac-10 13 0 1.000 W-L-T adjusted to 11-0 by NCAA.
2 Tommy Tuberville Auburn SEC 13 0 1.000
3 Urban Meyer Utah MWC 12 0 1.000
4 Bob Stoops Oklahoma Big 12 12 1 .923
5 Mack Brown Texas Big 12 11 1 .917
6 Dan Hawkins Boise State WAC 11 1 .917
7 Bobby Petrino Louisville CUSA 11 1 .917
8 Kirk Ferentz Iowa Big Ten 10 2 .833
9 Paul Johnson Navy Ind 10 2 .833
10 Mark Richt Georgia SEC 10 2 .833
11 Jeff Tedford California Pac-10 10 2 .833
12 Frank Beamer Virginia Tech ACC 10 3 .769
13 Phillip Fulmer Tennessee SEC 10 3 .769
14 Barry Alvarez Wisconsin Big Ten 9 3 .750
15 Bobby Bowden Florida State ACC 9 3 .750
16 Gregg Brandon Bowling Green State MAC 9 3 .750
17 Lloyd Carr Michigan Big Ten 9 3 .750
18 Larry Coker Miami (FL) ACC 9 3 .750
19 Pat Hill Fresno State WAC 9 3 .750
20 Dirk Koetter Arizona State Pac-10 9 3 .750
Rk Coach School Conf W L Pct Notes
21 Joe Novak Northern Illinois MAC 9 3 .750
22 Tom O'Brien Boston College Big East 9 3 .750
23 Nick Saban Louisiana State SEC 9 3 .750
24 Howard Schnellenberger Florida Atlantic Sun Belt 9 3 .750
25 Tom Amstutz Toledo MAC 9 4 .692
26 Randy Edsall Connecticut Big East 8 4 .667
27 Al Groh Virginia ACC 8 4 .667
28 Walt Harris Pittsburgh Big East 8 4 .667
29 Mike Leach Texas Tech Big 12 8 4 .667
30 Mike Price Texas-El Paso WAC 8 4 .667
31 Rich Rodriguez West Virginia Big East 8 4 .667
32 Jim Tressel Ohio State Big Ten 8 4 .667
33 Tommy West Memphis CUSA 8 4 .667
34 Ron Zook Florida SEC 7 4 .636
35 Gary Barnett Colorado Big 12 8 5 .615
36 Terry Hoeppner Miami (OH) MAC 8 5 .615
37 June Jones Hawaii WAC 8 5 .615
38 Larry Blakeney Troy Sun Belt 7 5 .583
39 Jeff Bower Southern Mississippi CUSA 7 5 .583
40 Watson Brown Alabama-Birmingham CUSA 7 5 .583
Rk Coach School Conf W L Pct Notes
41 Mark Dantonio Cincinnati CUSA 7 5 .583
42 Darrell Dickey North Texas Sun Belt 7 5 .583
43 Dennis Franchione Texas A&M Big 12 7 5 .583
44 Chan Gailey Georgia Tech ACC 7 5 .583
45 Joe Glenn Wyoming MWC 7 5 .583
46 Rocky Long New Mexico MWC 7 5 .583
47 Glen Mason Minnesota Big Ten 7 5 .583
48 Dan McCarney Iowa State Big 12 7 5 .583
49 Les Miles Oklahoma State Big 12 7 5 .583
50 Mike Riley Oregon State Pac-10 7 5 .583
51 Joe Tiller Purdue Big Ten 7 5 .583
52 Tommy Bowden Clemson ACC 6 5 .545
53 J.D. Brookhart Akron MAC 6 5 .545
54 Lou Holtz South Carolina SEC 6 5 .545
55 Tyrone Willingham Notre Dame Ind 6 5 .545
56 Jack Bicknell Louisiana Tech WAC 6 6 .500
57 John Bunting North Carolina ACC 6 6 .500
58 Karl Dorrell UCLA Pac-10 6 6 .500
59 Paul Pasqualoni Syracuse Big East 6 6 .500
60 Bob Pruett Marshall MAC 6 6 .500
Rk Coach School Conf W L Pct Notes
61 Mike Shula Alabama SEC 6 6 .500
62 Randy Walker Northwestern Big Ten 6 6 .500
63 Chuck Amato North Carolina State ACC 5 6 .455
64 Mike Bellotti Oregon Pac-10 5 6 .455
65 Bill Callahan Nebraska Big 12 5 6 .455
66 Gary Crowton Brigham Young MWC 5 6 .455
67 Fisher DeBerry Air Force MWC 5 6 .455
68 Bill Doba Washington State Pac-10 5 6 .455
69 Ralph Friedgen Maryland ACC 5 6 .455
70 Doug Martin Kent State MAC 5 6 .455
71 Andy McCollum Middle Tennessee State Sun Belt 5 6 .455
72 Houston Nutt Arkansas SEC 5 6 .455
73 Gary Patterson Texas Christian CUSA 5 6 .455
74 Gary Pinkel Missouri Big 12 5 6 .455
75 Tony Samuel New Mexico State Sun Belt 5 6 .455
76 Chris Scelfo Tulane CUSA 5 6 .455
77 Charlie Weatherbie Louisiana-Monroe Sun Belt 5 6 .455
78 Chris Ault Nevada WAC 5 7 .417
79 John Smith Michigan State Big Ten 5 7 .417
80 Rickey Bustle Louisiana-Lafayette Sun Belt 4 7 .364
Rk Coach School Conf W L Pct Notes
81 Tom Craft San Diego State MWC 4 7 .364
82 David Cutcliffe Mississippi SEC 4 7 .364
83 Jeff Genyk Eastern Michigan MAC 4 7 .364
84 Jim Grobe Wake Forest ACC 4 7 .364
85 Brian Kelly Central Michigan MAC 4 7 .364
86 Brian Knorr Ohio MAC 4 7 .364
87 Jim Leavitt South Florida CUSA 4 7 .364
88 Sonny Lubick Colorado State MWC 4 7 .364
89 Mark Mangino Kansas Big 12 4 7 .364
90 Joe Paterno Penn State Big Ten 4 7 .364 W-L-T adjusted to 0-7 by NCAA.
91 Greg Schiano Rutgers Big East 4 7 .364
92 Bill Snyder Kansas State Big 12 4 7 .364
93 Buddy Teevens Stanford Pac-10 4 7 .364
94 Steve Kragthorpe Tulsa WAC 4 8 .333
95 Don Strock Florida International Sun Belt 3 7 .300
96 Phil Bennett Southern Methodist WAC 3 8 .273
97 Art Briles Houston CUSA 3 8 .273
98 Sylvester Croom Mississippi State SEC 3 8 .273
99 Mick Dennehy Utah State Sun Belt 3 8 .273
100 Gerry DiNardo Indiana Big Ten 3 8 .273
Rk Coach School Conf W L Pct Notes
101 Ken Hatfield Rice WAC 3 8 .273
102 Guy Morriss Baylor Big 12 3 8 .273
103 Steve Roberts Arkansas State Sun Belt 3 8 .273
104 Mike Stoops Arizona Pac-10 3 8 .273
105 Ron Turner Illinois Big Ten 3 8 .273
106 Nick Holt Idaho Sun Belt 3 9 .250
107 Rich Brooks Kentucky SEC 2 9 .182
108 Fitz Hill San Jose State WAC 2 9 .182
109 Jim Hofher Buffalo MAC 2 9 .182
110 Brady Hoke Ball State MAC 2 9 .182
111 Bobby Johnson Vanderbilt SEC 2 9 .182
112 John Robinson Nevada-Las Vegas MWC 2 9 .182
113 Ted Roof Duke ACC 2 9 .182
114 Bobby Ross Army CUSA 2 9 .182
115 John Thompson East Carolina CUSA 2 9 .182
116 Bobby Wallace Temple Big East 2 9 .182
117 Gary Darnell Western Michigan MAC 1 10 .091
118 Keith Gilbertson Washington Pac-10 1 10 .091
119 Kent Baer Notre Dame Ind 0 1 .000
120 George O'Leary Central Florida MAC 0 11 .000
Rk Coach School Conf W L Pct Notes
121 Charlie Strong Florida SEC 0 1 .000