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2006 Coaches

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National Champion: Florida (AP, BCS, FWAA, NFF, USA)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Troy Smith (Ohio State)
Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award: Greg Schiano (Rutgers)

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

123 Coaches

Rk Coach School Conf W L Pct Notes
1 Chris Petersen Boise State WAC 13 0 1.000
2 Brian Kelly Cincinnati Big East 1 0 1.000
3 Jeff Quinn Central Michigan MAC 1 0 1.000
4 Frank Spaziani Boston College ACC 1 0 1.000
5 Urban Meyer Florida SEC 13 1 .929
6 Bret Bielema Wisconsin Big Ten 12 1 .923
7 Bobby Petrino Louisville Big East 12 1 .923
8 Jim Tressel Ohio State Big Ten 12 1 .923
9 Lloyd Carr Michigan Big Ten 11 2 .846
10 Pete Carroll Southern California Pac-10 11 2 .846
11 Bronco Mendenhall Brigham Young MWC 11 2 .846
12 Les Miles Louisiana State SEC 11 2 .846
13 Gary Patterson Texas Christian MWC 11 2 .846
14 Rich Rodriguez West Virginia Big East 11 2 .846
15 Greg Schiano Rutgers Big East 11 2 .846
16 Tommy Tuberville Auburn SEC 11 2 .846
17 Jim Grobe Wake Forest ACC 11 3 .786
18 June Jones Hawaii WAC 11 3 .786
19 Bob Stoops Oklahoma Big 12 11 3 .786
20 Frank Beamer Virginia Tech ACC 10 3 .769
Rk Coach School Conf W L Pct Notes
21 Mack Brown Texas Big 12 10 3 .769
22 Jeff Tedford California Pac-10 10 3 .769
23 Charlie Weis Notre Dame Ind 10 3 .769
24 Tom O'Brien Boston College ACC 9 3 .750
25 Art Briles Houston CUSA 10 4 .714
26 Houston Nutt Arkansas SEC 10 4 .714
27 Mike Riley Oregon State Pac-10 10 4 .714
28 Dennis Franchione Texas A&M Big 12 9 4 .692
29 Ralph Friedgen Maryland ACC 9 4 .692
30 Phillip Fulmer Tennessee SEC 9 4 .692
31 Paul Johnson Navy Ind 9 4 .692
32 Brian Kelly Central Michigan MAC 9 4 .692
33 Jim Leavitt South Florida Big East 9 4 .692
34 Joe Paterno Penn State Big Ten 9 4 .692 W-L-T adjusted to 0-4 by NCAA.
35 Mark Richt Georgia SEC 9 4 .692
36 Dick Tomey San Jose State WAC 9 4 .692
37 Jeff Bower Southern Mississippi CUSA 9 5 .643
38 Bill Callahan Nebraska Big 12 9 5 .643
39 Chan Gailey Georgia Tech ACC 9 5 .643
40 Frank Solich Ohio MAC 9 5 .643
Rk Coach School Conf W L Pct Notes
41 Chris Ault Nevada WAC 8 5 .615
42 Larry Blakeney Troy Sun Belt 8 5 .615
43 Tommy Bowden Clemson ACC 8 5 .615
44 Rich Brooks Kentucky SEC 8 5 .615
45 Bill Cubit Western Michigan MAC 8 5 .615
46 Steve Kragthorpe Tulsa CUSA 8 5 .615
47 Mike Leach Texas Tech Big 12 8 5 .615
48 Gary Pinkel Missouri Big 12 8 5 .615
49 Steve Spurrier South Carolina SEC 8 5 .615
50 Kyle Whittingham Utah MWC 8 5 .615
51 Mark Dantonio Cincinnati Big East 7 5 .583
52 Joe Tiller Purdue Big Ten 8 6 .571
53 Mike Bellotti Oregon Pac-10 7 6 .538
54 Bobby Bowden Florida State ACC 7 6 .538 W-L-T adjusted to 2-6 by NCAA.
55 Larry Coker Miami (FL) ACC 7 6 .538
56 Karl Dorrell UCLA Pac-10 7 6 .538
57 Todd Graham Rice CUSA 7 6 .538
58 Mike Gundy Oklahoma State Big 12 7 6 .538
59 Skip Holtz East Carolina CUSA 7 6 .538
60 Dirk Koetter Arizona State Pac-10 7 6 .538
Rk Coach School Conf W L Pct Notes
61 Joe Novak Northern Illinois MAC 7 6 .538
62 Ron Prince Kansas State Big 12 7 6 .538
63 Rick Stockstill Middle Tennessee State Sun Belt 7 6 .538
64 Phil Bennett Southern Methodist CUSA 6 6 .500
65 Rickey Bustle Louisiana-Lafayette Sun Belt 6 6 .500
66 Bill Doba Washington State Pac-10 6 6 .500
67 Joe Glenn Wyoming MWC 6 6 .500
68 Mark Mangino Kansas Big 12 6 6 .500
69 Doug Martin Kent State MAC 6 6 .500
70 Steve Roberts Arkansas State Sun Belt 6 6 .500 W-L-T adjusted to 0-6 by NCAA.
71 Mike Shula Alabama SEC 6 6 .500 W-L-T adjusted to 0-6 by NCAA.
72 Mike Stoops Arizona Pac-10 6 6 .500
73 Dave Wannstedt Pittsburgh Big East 6 6 .500
74 Kirk Ferentz Iowa Big Ten 6 7 .462
75 Rocky Long New Mexico MWC 6 7 .462
76 Glen Mason Minnesota Big Ten 6 7 .462
77 Tom Amstutz Toledo MAC 5 7 .417
78 J.D. Brookhart Akron MAC 5 7 .417
79 Al Groh Virginia ACC 5 7 .417
80 Terry Hoeppner Indiana Big Ten 5 7 .417
Rk Coach School Conf W L Pct Notes
81 Brady Hoke Ball State MAC 5 7 .417
82 Mike Price Texas-El Paso CUSA 5 7 .417
83 Howard Schnellenberger Florida Atlantic Sun Belt 5 7 .417
84 Mark Snyder Marshall CUSA 5 7 .417
85 Tyrone Willingham Washington Pac-10 5 7 .417
86 Gregg Brandon Bowling Green State MAC 4 8 .333
87 Fisher DeBerry Air Force MWC 4 8 .333
88 Randy Edsall Connecticut Big East 4 8 .333
89 Dennis Erickson Idaho WAC 4 8 .333
90 Pat Fitzgerald Northwestern Big Ten 4 8 .333
91 Pat Hill Fresno State WAC 4 8 .333
92 Bobby Johnson Vanderbilt SEC 4 8 .333
93 Sonny Lubick Colorado State MWC 4 8 .333
94 Dan McCarney Iowa State Big 12 4 8 .333
95 Guy Morriss Baylor Big 12 4 8 .333
96 Hal Mumme New Mexico State WAC 4 8 .333
97 George O'Leary Central Florida CUSA 4 8 .333
98 Ed Orgeron Mississippi SEC 4 8 .333
99 Greg Robinson Syracuse Big East 4 8 .333
100 Chris Scelfo Tulane CUSA 4 8 .333
Rk Coach School Conf W L Pct Notes
101 John Smith Michigan State Big Ten 4 8 .333
102 Charlie Weatherbie Louisiana-Monroe Sun Belt 4 8 .333
103 Chuck Amato North Carolina State ACC 3 9 .250
104 Watson Brown Alabama-Birmingham CUSA 3 9 .250
105 John Bunting North Carolina ACC 3 9 .250
106 Sylvester Croom Mississippi State SEC 3 9 .250
107 Darrell Dickey North Texas Sun Belt 3 9 .250
108 Chuck Long San Diego State MWC 3 9 .250
109 Bobby Ross Army Ind 3 9 .250
110 Jack Bicknell Louisiana Tech WAC 3 10 .231
111 Turner Gill Buffalo MAC 2 10 .167
112 Dan Hawkins Colorado Big 12 2 10 .167
113 Shane Montgomery Miami (OH) MAC 2 10 .167
114 Mike Sanford Nevada-Las Vegas MWC 2 10 .167
115 Tommy West Memphis CUSA 2 10 .167
116 Ron Zook Illinois Big Ten 2 10 .167
117 Jeff Genyk Eastern Michigan MAC 1 11 .083
118 Al Golden Temple Ind 1 11 .083
119 Brent Guy Utah State WAC 1 11 .083
120 Walt Harris Stanford Pac-10 1 11 .083
Rk Coach School Conf W L Pct Notes
121 Joe Kines Alabama SEC 0 1 .000
122 Ted Roof Duke ACC 0 12 .000
123 Don Strock Florida International Sun Belt 0 12 .000