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2008 Coaches

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

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Sam Bradford (Oklahoma)
Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award: Nick Saban (Alabama)

AP Preseason #1: Georgia ▪ AP Final #1: Florida

122 Coaches

Rk Coach School Conf W L Pct Notes
1 Kyle Whittingham Utah MWC 13 0 1.000
2 Urban Meyer Florida SEC 13 1 .929
3 Mack Brown Texas Big 12 12 1 .923
4 Pete Carroll Southern California Pac-10 12 1 .923
5 Brady Hoke Ball State MAC 12 1 .923
6 Chris Petersen Boise State WAC 12 1 .923
7 Nick Saban Alabama SEC 12 2 .857
8 Bob Stoops Oklahoma Big 12 12 2 .857
9 Mike Leach Texas Tech Big 12 11 2 .846
10 Joe Paterno Penn State Big Ten 11 2 .846 W-L-T adjusted to 0-2 by NCAA.
11 Gary Patterson Texas Christian MWC 11 2 .846
12 Todd Graham Tulsa CUSA 11 3 .786
13 Brian Kelly Cincinnati Big East 11 3 .786
14 David Bailiff Rice CUSA 10 3 .769
15 Mike Bellotti Oregon Pac-10 10 3 .769
16 Bronco Mendenhall Brigham Young MWC 10 3 .769
17 Mark Richt Georgia SEC 10 3 .769
18 Jim Tressel Ohio State Big Ten 10 3 .769
19 Frank Beamer Virginia Tech ACC 10 4 .714
20 Gary Pinkel Missouri Big 12 10 4 .714
Rk Coach School Conf W L Pct Notes
21 Bobby Bowden Florida State ACC 9 4 .692
22 Bill Cubit Western Michigan MAC 9 4 .692
23 Mark Dantonio Michigan State Big Ten 9 4 .692
24 Kirk Ferentz Iowa Big Ten 9 4 .692
25 Pat Fitzgerald Northwestern Big Ten 9 4 .692
26 Mike Gundy Oklahoma State Big 12 9 4 .692
27 Paul Johnson Georgia Tech ACC 9 4 .692
28 Houston Nutt Mississippi SEC 9 4 .692
29 Bo Pelini Nebraska Big 12 9 4 .692
30 Mike Riley Oregon State Pac-10 9 4 .692
31 Bill Stewart West Virginia Big East 9 4 .692
32 Jeff Tedford California Pac-10 9 4 .692
33 Dave Wannstedt Pittsburgh Big East 9 4 .692
34 Skip Holtz East Carolina CUSA 9 5 .643
35 Jeff Jagodzinski Boston College ACC 9 5 .643
36 Larry Blakeney Troy Sun Belt 8 5 .615
37 Troy Calhoun Air Force MWC 8 5 .615
38 Butch Davis North Carolina ACC 8 5 .615 W-L-T adjusted to 0-5 by NCAA.
39 Derek Dooley Louisiana Tech WAC 8 5 .615
40 Randy Edsall Connecticut Big East 8 5 .615
Rk Coach School Conf W L Pct Notes
41 Ralph Friedgen Maryland ACC 8 5 .615
42 Jim Grobe Wake Forest ACC 8 5 .615
43 Butch Jones Central Michigan MAC 8 5 .615
44 Jim Leavitt South Florida Big East 8 5 .615
45 Mark Mangino Kansas Big 12 8 5 .615
46 Les Miles Louisiana State SEC 8 5 .615
47 Ken Niumatalolo Navy Ind 8 5 .615
48 Greg Schiano Rutgers Big East 8 5 .615
49 Mike Stoops Arizona Pac-10 8 5 .615
50 Kevin Sumlin Houston CUSA 8 5 .615
51 Turner Gill Buffalo MAC 8 6 .571
52 Dabo Swinney Clemson ACC 4 3 .571
53 Chris Ault Nevada WAC 7 6 .538
54 Bret Bielema Wisconsin Big Ten 7 6 .538
55 Tim Brewster Minnesota Big Ten 7 6 .538
56 Rich Brooks Kentucky SEC 7 6 .538
57 Steve Fairchild Colorado State MWC 7 6 .538
58 Larry Fedora Southern Mississippi CUSA 7 6 .538
59 Pat Hill Fresno State WAC 7 6 .538
60 Bobby Johnson Vanderbilt SEC 7 6 .538
Rk Coach School Conf W L Pct Notes
61 Howard Schnellenberger Florida Atlantic Sun Belt 7 6 .538
62 Randy Shannon Miami (FL) ACC 7 6 .538
63 Steve Spurrier South Carolina SEC 7 6 .538
64 Charlie Weis Notre Dame Ind 7 6 .538
65 Greg McMackin Hawaii WAC 7 7 .500
66 Gregg Brandon Bowling Green State MAC 6 6 .500
67 Rickey Bustle Louisiana-Lafayette Sun Belt 6 6 .500
68 Steve Roberts Arkansas State Sun Belt 6 6 .500
69 Dick Tomey San Jose State WAC 6 6 .500
70 Tommy Bowden Clemson ACC 3 3 .500
71 Jerry Kill Northern Illinois MAC 6 7 .462
72 Tom O'Brien North Carolina State ACC 6 7 .462
73 Tommy West Memphis CUSA 6 7 .462
74 J.D. Brookhart Akron MAC 5 7 .417
75 Mario Cristobal Florida International Sun Belt 5 7 .417
76 Dennis Erickson Arizona State Pac-10 5 7 .417
77 Phillip Fulmer Tennessee SEC 5 7 .417
78 Al Golden Temple MAC 5 7 .417
79 Al Groh Virginia ACC 5 7 .417
80 Jim Harbaugh Stanford Pac-10 5 7 .417
Rk Coach School Conf W L Pct Notes
81 Dan Hawkins Colorado Big 12 5 7 .417
82 Steve Kragthorpe Louisville Big East 5 7 .417
83 Bobby Petrino Arkansas SEC 5 7 .417
84 Mike Price Texas-El Paso CUSA 5 7 .417
85 Ron Prince Kansas State Big 12 5 7 .417
86 Mike Sanford Nevada-Las Vegas MWC 5 7 .417
87 Rick Stockstill Middle Tennessee State Sun Belt 5 7 .417
88 Tommy Tuberville Auburn SEC 5 7 .417
89 Ron Zook Illinois Big Ten 5 7 .417
90 Art Briles Baylor Big 12 4 8 .333
91 Neil Callaway Alabama-Birmingham CUSA 4 8 .333
92 Sylvester Croom Mississippi State SEC 4 8 .333
93 David Cutcliffe Duke ACC 4 8 .333
94 Joe Glenn Wyoming MWC 4 8 .333
95 Rocky Long New Mexico MWC 4 8 .333
96 Doug Martin Kent State MAC 4 8 .333
97 Rick Neuheisel UCLA Pac-10 4 8 .333
98 George O'Leary Central Florida CUSA 4 8 .333
99 Mike Sherman Texas A&M Big 12 4 8 .333
100 Mark Snyder Marshall CUSA 4 8 .333
Rk Coach School Conf W L Pct Notes
101 Frank Solich Ohio MAC 4 8 .333
102 Joe Tiller Purdue Big Ten 4 8 .333
103 Charlie Weatherbie Louisiana-Monroe Sun Belt 4 8 .333
104 Tom Amstutz Toledo MAC 3 9 .250
105 Stan Brock Army Ind 3 9 .250
106 Jeff Genyk Eastern Michigan MAC 3 9 .250
107 Brent Guy Utah State WAC 3 9 .250
108 Bill Lynch Indiana Big Ten 3 9 .250
109 Hal Mumme New Mexico State WAC 3 9 .250
110 Greg Robinson Syracuse Big East 3 9 .250
111 Rich Rodriguez Michigan Big Ten 3 9 .250
112 Robb Akey Idaho WAC 2 10 .167
113 Gene Chizik Iowa State Big 12 2 10 .167
114 David Elson Western Kentucky Sun Belt 2 10 .167
115 Chuck Long San Diego State MWC 2 10 .167
116 Shane Montgomery Miami (OH) MAC 2 10 .167
117 Bob Toledo Tulane CUSA 2 10 .167
118 Paul Wulff Washington State Pac-10 2 11 .154
119 Todd Dodge North Texas Sun Belt 1 11 .083
120 June Jones Southern Methodist CUSA 1 11 .083
Rk Coach School Conf W L Pct Notes
121 Stan Parrish Ball State MAC 0 1 .000
122 Tyrone Willingham Washington Pac-10 0 12 .000