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2012 Coaches

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

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Johnny Manziel (Texas A&M)
Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award: Brian Kelly (Notre Dame)

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

135 Coaches

Rk Coach School Conf W L Pct Notes
1 Urban Meyer Ohio State Big Ten 12 0 1.000
2 Kent Baer San Jose State WAC 1 0 1.000
3 Jim Chaney Tennessee SEC 1 0 1.000
4 Steve Stripling Cincinnati Big East 1 0 1.000
5 John Thompson Arkansas State Sun Belt 1 0 1.000
6 Chris Thomsen Texas Tech Big 12 1 0 1.000
7 Nick Saban Alabama SEC 13 1 .929
8 Dave Doeren Northern Illinois MAC 12 1 .923
9 Brian Kelly Notre Dame Ind 12 1 .923
10 Chip Kelly Oregon Pac-12 12 1 .923
11 Jimbo Fisher Florida State ACC 12 2 .857
12 Mark Richt Georgia SEC 12 2 .857
13 David Shaw Stanford Pac-12 12 2 .857
14 Gary Andersen Utah State WAC 11 2 .846
15 Will Muschamp Florida SEC 11 2 .846
16 Chris Petersen Boise State MWC 11 2 .846
17 Bill Snyder Kansas State Big 12 11 2 .846
18 Steve Spurrier South Carolina SEC 11 2 .846
19 Charlie Strong Louisville Big East 11 2 .846
20 Kevin Sumlin Texas A&M SEC 11 2 .846
Rk Coach School Conf W L Pct Notes
21 Dabo Swinney Clemson ACC 11 2 .846
22 Mike MacIntyre San Jose State WAC 10 2 .833
23 Bill Blankenship Tulsa CUSA 11 3 .786
24 Darrell Hazell Kent State MAC 11 3 .786
25 Pat Fitzgerald Northwestern Big Ten 10 3 .769
26 Les Miles Louisiana State SEC 10 3 .769
27 Bob Stoops Oklahoma Big 12 10 3 .769
28 Sonny Dykes Louisiana Tech WAC 9 3 .750
29 Butch Jones Cincinnati Big East 9 3 .750
30 Gus Malzahn Arkansas State Sun Belt 9 3 .750
31 George O'Leary Central Florida CUSA 10 4 .714
32 Bo Pelini Nebraska Big Ten 10 4 .714
33 Mack Brown Texas Big 12 9 4 .692
34 Matt Campbell Toledo MAC 9 4 .692
35 Tim DeRuyter Fresno State MWC 9 4 .692
36 Kyle Flood Rutgers Big East 9 4 .692
37 James Franklin Vanderbilt SEC 9 4 .692
38 Mark Hudspeth Louisiana-Lafayette Sun Belt 9 4 .692
39 Pete Lembo Ball State MAC 9 4 .692
40 Rocky Long San Diego State MWC 9 4 .692
Rk Coach School Conf W L Pct Notes
41 Mike Riley Oregon State Pac-12 9 4 .692
42 Frank Solich Ohio MAC 9 4 .692
43 Larry Coker Texas-San Antonio WAC 8 4 .667
44 Larry Fedora North Carolina ACC 8 4 .667
45 Bill O'Brien Penn State Big Ten 8 4 .667
46 Rick Stockstill Middle Tennessee State Sun Belt 8 4 .667
47 Jim Mora UCLA Pac-12 9 5 .643
48 Todd Berry Louisiana-Monroe Sun Belt 8 5 .615
49 Bret Bielema Wisconsin Big Ten 8 5 .615
50 Art Briles Baylor Big 12 8 5 .615
51 Dave Clawson Bowling Green State MAC 8 5 .615
52 Todd Graham Arizona State Pac-12 8 5 .615
53 Mike Gundy Oklahoma State Big 12 8 5 .615
54 Brady Hoke Michigan Big Ten 8 5 .615
55 Doug Marrone Syracuse Big East 8 5 .615
56 Ruffin McNeill East Carolina CUSA 8 5 .615
57 Bronco Mendenhall Brigham Young Ind 8 5 .615
58 Dan Mullen Mississippi State SEC 8 5 .615
59 Ken Niumatalolo Navy Ind 8 5 .615
60 Rich Rodriguez Arizona Pac-12 8 5 .615
Rk Coach School Conf W L Pct Notes
61 Al Golden Miami (FL) ACC 7 5 .583
62 Tom O'Brien North Carolina State ACC 7 5 .583
63 Willie Taggart Western Kentucky Sun Belt 7 5 .583
64 Tommy Tuberville Texas Tech Big 12 7 5 .583
65 Chris Ault Nevada MWC 7 6 .538
66 David Bailiff Rice CUSA 7 6 .538
67 Frank Beamer Virginia Tech ACC 7 6 .538
68 Mark Dantonio Michigan State Big Ten 7 6 .538
69 Dan Enos Central Michigan MAC 7 6 .538
70 Hugh Freeze Mississippi SEC 7 6 .538
71 Dana Holgorsen West Virginia Big 12 7 6 .538
72 June Jones Southern Methodist CUSA 7 6 .538
73 Lane Kiffin Southern California Pac-12 7 6 .538
74 Gary Patterson Texas Christian Big 12 7 6 .538
75 Steve Sarkisian Washington Pac-12 7 6 .538
76 Paul Johnson Georgia Tech ACC 7 7 .500
77 Danny Hope Purdue Big Ten 6 6 .500
78 Troy Calhoun Air Force MWC 6 7 .462
79 Paul Chryst Pittsburgh Big East 6 7 .462
80 David Cutcliffe Duke ACC 6 7 .462
Rk Coach School Conf W L Pct Notes
81 Jerry Kill Minnesota Big Ten 6 7 .462
82 Paul Rhoads Iowa State Big 12 6 7 .462
83 Larry Blakeney Troy Sun Belt 5 7 .417
84 Jim Grobe Wake Forest ACC 5 7 .417
85 Doc Holliday Marshall CUSA 5 7 .417
86 Tony Levine Houston CUSA 5 7 .417
87 Paul Pasqualoni Connecticut Big East 5 7 .417
88 Gary Pinkel Missouri SEC 5 7 .417
89 Kyle Whittingham Utah Pac-12 5 7 .417
90 Steve Addazio Temple Big East 4 7 .364
91 Derek Dooley Tennessee SEC 4 7 .364
92 Dave Christensen Wyoming MWC 4 8 .333
93 Bill Cubit Western Michigan MAC 4 8 .333
94 Randy Edsall Maryland ACC 4 8 .333
95 Kirk Ferentz Iowa Big Ten 4 8 .333
96 Dennis Franchione Texas State WAC 4 8 .333
97 Justin Fuente Memphis CUSA 4 8 .333
98 Mike London Virginia ACC 4 8 .333
99 Dan McCarney North Texas Sun Belt 4 8 .333
100 Jim McElwain Colorado State MWC 4 8 .333
Rk Coach School Conf W L Pct Notes
101 Jeff Quinn Buffalo MAC 4 8 .333
102 John Smith Arkansas SEC 4 8 .333
103 Don Treadwell Miami (OH) MAC 4 8 .333
104 Kevin Wilson Indiana Big Ten 4 8 .333
105 Bob Davie New Mexico MWC 4 9 .308
106 Gene Chizik Auburn SEC 3 9 .250
107 Norm Chow Hawaii MWC 3 9 .250
108 Mario Cristobal Florida International Sun Belt 3 9 .250
109 Skip Holtz South Florida Big East 3 9 .250
110 Mike Leach Washington State Pac-12 3 9 .250
111 Garrick McGee Alabama-Birmingham CUSA 3 9 .250
112 Carl Pelini Florida Atlantic Sun Belt 3 9 .250
113 Mike Price Texas-El Paso CUSA 3 9 .250
114 Jeff Tedford California Pac-12 3 9 .250
115 Tim Beckman Illinois Big Ten 2 10 .167
116 Rich Ellerson Army Ind 2 10 .167
117 Ron English Eastern Michigan MAC 2 10 .167
118 Curtis Johnson Tulane CUSA 2 10 .167
119 Joker Phillips Kentucky SEC 2 10 .167
120 Frank Spaziani Boston College ACC 2 10 .167
Rk Coach School Conf W L Pct Notes
121 Bobby Hauck Nevada-Las Vegas MWC 2 11 .154
122 Joey Jones South Alabama Sun Belt 2 11 .154
123 Robb Akey Idaho WAC 1 7 .125
124 Jason Gesser Idaho WAC 1 7 .125
125 Terry Bowden Akron MAC 1 11 .083
126 Jon Embree Colorado Pac-12 1 11 .083
127 Charley Molnar Massachusetts MAC 1 11 .083
128 DeWayne Walker New Mexico State WAC 1 11 .083
129 Charlie Weis Kansas Big 12 1 11 .083
130 Barry Alvarez Wisconsin Big Ten 0 1 .000
131 Dana Bible North Carolina State ACC 0 1 .000
132 Rod Carey Northern Illinois MAC 0 1 .000
133 Lance Guidry Western Kentucky Sun Belt 0 1 .000
134 Patrick Higgins Purdue Big Ten 0 1 .000
135 Ellis Johnson Southern Mississippi CUSA 0 12 .000