Career Leaders and Records for Win-Loss Percentage

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Leaders

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  • Since 1869
  • Minimum 10 years.
Leaders Table
Rk Coach Pct W L T School Notes
1Knute Rockne.881105125Notre Dame
2Frank Leahy.864107139Boston College, Notre Dame
3Urban Meyer.854187320Bowling Green State, Florida, Ohio State, Utah
4Barry Switzer.837157294Oklahoma
5Tom Osborne.836255493Nebraska
6Charley Moran.83380145Centre, Texas A&M
Fielding Yost.8331652910Michigan
8Bob Neyland.8291733112Tennessee
9Jim Tressel.828106220Ohio Staterecord adjusted to 94-21-0 by NCAA
10Bud Wilkinson.826145294Oklahoma
11Percy Haughton.81797197Columbia, Cornell, Harvard
12Jock Sutherland.8121442814Lafayette, Pitt
13Frank Thomas.812115247Alabama
14Dabo Swinney*.807130310Clemson
15Bob Devaney.806136307Nebraska, Wyoming
16George Woodruff.803172413Carlisle, Georgia, Illinois, Pennsylvania
17Bob Stoops.798190480Oklahoma
18Chris Petersen*.795147380Boise State, Washington
19Nick Saban*.791248651Alabama, LSU, Michigan State, Toledorecord adjusted to 243-65-1 by NCAA
20Henry Williams.7851403412Army, Minnesota
21Fred Folsom.78174195Colorado, Dartmouth
22Bear Bryant.7803238517Alabama, Kentucky, Maryland, Texas A&M
23Bo Schembechler.775234658Miami (OH), Michigan
24Andy Smith.771862210California, Purdue
25Fritz Crisler.768116329Michigan, Minnesota, Princeton
26Wallace Wade.7651714910Alabama, Duke
27Frank Kush.764176541Arizona State
28Jimmy Crowley.763862311Fordham, Michigan State, North Carolina Pre-Flight
29Dan McGugin.7621975519Vanderbilt
30Woody Hayes.7612056110Ohio State
31Red Blaik.7591664814Army, Dartmouth
32Jimbo Fisher*.758100320Florida State, Texas A&M
33Lloyd Carr.753122400Michigan
34Joe Paterno.7494091363Penn State
35Darrell Royal.749184605Mississippi State, Texas, Washington
36John McKay.749127408USC
37John Vaught.7451906112Ole Miss
38Carmen Cozza.745114383Yale
39Phillip Fulmer.743151521Tennesseerecord adjusted to 152-52-0 by NCAA
40Dan Devine.742172579Arizona State, Missouri, Notre Damerecord adjusted to 173-56-9 by NCAA
41Bobby Bowden.7403571244Florida State, West Virginiarecord adjusted to 346-123-4 by NCAA
42Pop Warner.73331110332Carlisle, Cornell, Pitt, Stanford, Temple
43Howard Jones.7321886318Duke, Iowa, USC, Syracuse, Yale
44Frank Cavanaugh.73086299Boston College, Dartmouth, Fordham, Holy Cross
45Jim Tatum.729100357Maryland, North Carolina, Oklahoma
46Mark Richt.728171640Georgia, Miami (FL)
47Jumbo Stiehm.72255204Indiana, Nebraska
48R.C. Slocum.721123472Texas A&M
49Gus Dorais.719119448Detroit Mercy, Gonzaga
50Tad Jones.71966246Syracuse, Yale
51J.R. Richards.71852188Colorado College, Wisconsin
52Steve Spurrier.718228892Duke, Florida, South Carolina
53LaVell Edwards.7162571013Brigham Young
54Dana Bible.7151906922LSU, Mississippi College, Nebraska, Texas, Texas A&M
55Vince Dooley.7152017710Georgia
56Charles Caldwell.71468271Princeton
57Bobby Dodd.713165648Georgia Tech
58Brian Kelly*.711145590Central Michigan, Cincinnati, Notre Damerecord adjusted to 124-59-0 by NCAA
59Gary Patterson*.711172700Texas Christian
60Bernie Bierman.711144569Iowa Pre-Flight, Minnesota, Mississippi State, Tulane
61Ara Parseghian.710131525Northwestern, Notre Dame
62Red Sanders.709102413UCLA, Vanderbilt
63Gilmour Dobie.7091154411Boston College, Cornell, Navy, Washington
64Francis Schmidt.708135539Arkansas, Idaho, Ohio State, Texas Christian
65Pat Dye.707153625Auburn, East Carolina, Wyoming
66Ike Armstrong.7041415515Utah
67Frank Broyles.700149626Arkansas, Missouri
68Biff Jones.700873315Army, LSU, Nebraska, Oklahoma
69Jimmy Johnson.69981343Miami (FL), Oklahoma State
70John Heisman.6981486014Clemson, Georgia Tech, Pennsylvania, Rice, Washington & Jefferson
71Branch Bocock.69858244Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia Tech
72Billy Murphy.69781351Memphis
73Richard Colman.69475330Princeton
74Les Miles*.694145640Kansas, LSU, Oklahoma State
75Myron Witham.69363267Colorado
76John Cooper.691192846Arizona State, Ohio State, Tulsa
77Jesse Hawley.69063281Dartmouth, Iowa
78John Wilce.68878339Ohio State
79Don James.687175793Kent State, Washingtonrecord adjusted to 178-76-3 by NCAA
80Ray Graves.68670314Florida
81Mike Donahue.685122548Auburn, LSU
82Amos Alonzo Stagg.68328212329Chicago, Pacific, Springfield
83Charles McClendon.682135617LSUrecord adjusted to 137-59-7 by NCAA
84Henry Frnka.68171325Tulane, Tulsa
85Bobby Petrino.680119560Arkansas, Louisville, Western Kentucky
86Hugo Bezdek.6801054613Arkansas, Oregon, Penn State
87Mike Bellotti.678116550Oregon
88Ralph Jordan.674175837Auburnrecord adjusted to 176-83-6 by NCAA
89William Fetzer.67261287Davidson, North Carolina, North Carolina State
Bernie Moore.67283396LSU
91Kyle Whittingham*.672131640Utah
92Carl Snavely.6721064911Bucknell, Cornell, North Carolina
93Jack Mollenkopf.67084399Purdue
94Mike Gundy*.668129640Oklahoma State
95Larry Coker.66782410Miami (FL), UTSA
96Mack Brown*.6652451231North Carolina, Texas, Tulane
97Terry Donahue.665151748UCLArecord adjusted to 144-81-8 by NCAA
98Danny Ford.664121605Arkansas, Clemsonrecord adjusted to 122-59-5 by NCAA
99Frank Beamer.6622381212Virginia Tech
100Bennie Owen.660934512Oklahoma
101William Juneau.65756285Colorado College, Kentucky, Texas, Wisconsin
102Herb Deromedi.6571105510Central Michigan
103Dick Sheridan.65682424Furman, North Carolina State
104Bobby Collins.65689463SMU, Southern Mississippirecord adjusted to 90-45-3 by NCAA
105Rip Engle.654132688Brown, Penn State
106Dick Harlow.65471367Colgate, Harvard, Penn State
107Sol Metzger.65264335Baylor, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Washington & Jefferson, West Virginia
108Lou Holtz.6512491327Arkansas, Minnesota, North Carolina State, Notre Dame, South Carolina, William & Mary
109Bennie Oosterbaan.65063334Michigan
110Tommy Prothro.649104555Oregon State, UCLA
111George Munger.649824210Pennsylvania
112Tommy Bowden.64790490Clemson, Tulane
113Bill Snyder.6472151171Kansas State
114Forest Evashevski.64763336Iowa, Washington State
115Andrew Kerr.6461206312Colgate, Stanford, Washington & Jefferson
116Dennis Erickson.644147811Arizona State, Idaho, Miami (FL), Oregon State, Washington State, Wyoming
117John Yovicsin.64478425Harvard
118Frank Burns.64378431Rutgers
119Mark Dantonio*.641132740Cincinnati, Michigan State
120Homer Norton.6411115915Centenary (LA), Texas A&M
121Bronco Mendenhall*.639124700Brigham Young, Virginia
122Clarence Spears.639894811Maryland, Minnesota, Oregon, West Virginia, Wisconsin
123Dan Mullen*.63890510Florida, Mississippi State
124Bill Murray.63793519Duke
125Doug Dickey.637104586Florida, Tennessee
126Claude Gilbert.63699563San Diego State, San Jose Staterecord adjusted to 100-55-3 by NCAA
127Warren Woodson.6351478211Arizona, Hardin-Simmons, New Mexico State
128Bowden Wyatt.63499565Arkansas, Tennessee, Wyoming
129Butch Davis*.634102590Florida International, Miami (FL), North Carolinarecord adjusted to 86-59-0 by NCAA
130Gary Pinkel.6331911103Missouri, Toledo
131Darryl Rogers.632109627Arizona State, Fresno State, Michigan State, San Jose State
132Jordan Olivar.632111638Loyola Marymount, Villanova, Yale
133Frank Solich*.6311711000Nebraska, Ohio
134William Ingram.63175429California, Indiana, Navy, William & Mary
135Jim Leavitt.63075440South Florida
136Chris Ault.62995560Nevada
137John Robinson.629132774UNLV, USC
138Pappy Waldorf.6281578919California, Kansas State, Northwestern, Oklahoma State
139Earle Bruce.628139822Colorado State, Iowa State, Ohio State
140Jim Young.627120712Arizona, Army, Purdue
141Madison Bell.6261367816SMU, Texas A&M, Texas Christian
142Bret Bielema.62697580Arkansas, Wisconsin
143Ben Schwartzwalder.626153913Syracuse
144O.E. Hollingbery.625935314Washington State
George Sanford.62567396Columbia, Rutgers
146Bill McCartney.62493555Colorado
147Edward Robinson.6241408212Brown
148Jeff Cravath.62374439Denver, San Francisco, USC
149Kevin Sumlin*.62195580Arizona, Houston, Texas A&M
150Ken Niumatalolo*.62098600Navy
151Joseph Yukica.61988541Boston College, Dartmouth
152Walter Steffen.61956338Carnegie Mellon
153Joe Kerbel.61768421West Texas A&M
154James Phelan.6161368214Missouri, Purdue, Saint Mary's (CA), Washington
155Tommy Tuberville.616159990Auburn, Cincinnati, Ole Miss, Texas Tech
156Harry Mehre.61598607Georgia, Ole Miss
157Wallace Butts.615140869Georgia
158Harris Cope.614482812Samford, Sewanee
159Harry Kipke.61349305Michigan, Michigan State
160Gene Stallings.61397612Alabama, Texas A&Mrecord adjusted to 89-70-1 by NCAA
161Slip Madigan.61261379Iowa, Saint Mary's (CA)
162Robert Zuppke.6121318112Illinois
163Charlie Bachman.6111328022Florida, Kansas State, Michigan State, Northwestern
164Don Nehlen.6092021288Bowling Green State, West Virginia
165Duffy Daugherty.609109695Michigan State
166Barry Alvarez.609118754Wisconsinrecord adjusted to 119-74-4 by NCAA
167Kirk Ferentz*.6091621040Iowa
168Todd Graham.60995610Arizona State, Pitt, Rice, Tulsa
169Butch Jones.60984540Central Michigan, Cincinnati, Tennessee
170Fisher DeBerry.6081691091Air Force
171Mike Leach*.607139900Texas Tech, Washington State
172Wayne Hardin.607111715Navy, Temple
173Bob Blackman.6051641067Cornell, Dartmouth, Denver, Illinois
174Doc Holliday*.60578510Marshall
175Jim Carlen.604107696South Carolina, Texas Tech, West Virginia
176Art Briles.60499650Baylor, Houston
177Jeff Tedford*.603108710California, Fresno State
178Paul Pasqualoni.603117771Connecticut, Syracuserecord adjusted to 111-77-1 by NCAA
179Samuel Newton.60276502Lafayette, Lehigh, Penn State
180John Anderson.60152343Brown, Rice
181Ralph Friedgen.60075500Maryland
Rick Neuheisel.60087580Colorado, UCLA, Washington
Dallas Ward.60063416Colorado
184Joseph Restic.59959393Harvard
185Red Drew.59860398Alabama, Birmingham-Southern, Ole Miss
186D.C. Walker.59777516Wake Forest
187Jackie Sherrill.5951791214Mississippi State, Pitt, Texas A&M, Washington Staterecord adjusted to 180-120-4 by NCAA
188Bill Yeoman.5941601088Houston
189George Sauer.59456378Baylor, Kansas, Navy
190Andy Gustafson.594115784Miami (FL), Virginia Tech
191Sonny Lubick.593108740Colorado Staterecord adjusted to 109-73-0 by NCAA
192Dick Crum.593113774Kent State, Miami (OH), North Carolina
193Dave McClain.59372493Ball State, Wisconsin
194Jerry Claiborne.5921791228Kentucky, Maryland, Virginia Tech
195Glenn Thistlethwaite.591885913Northwestern, Richmond, Wisconsin
196Dan Hawkins.59072500Boise State, Colorado
197Paul Johnson.590128890Georgia Tech, Navyrecord adjusted to 127-89-0 by NCAA
198Tom O'Brien.590115800Boston College, North Carolina State
199Lon Stiner.589744917Oregon State
200Fred Akers.589108753Purdue, Texas, Wyoming
John Bateman.58973510Rutgers
202Howard Odell.58858404Washington, Yale
203George Welsh.5881891324Navy, Virginia
204Rich Rodriguez.587118830Arizona, Michigan, West Virginia
205Troy Calhoun*.58798690Air Force
206Dick MacPherson.58666464Syracuse
207Jeff Bower.584118841Southern Mississippirecord adjusted to 119-83-1 by NCAA
208Pat Hill.583112800Fresno State
209Ron McBride.58388630Utah
210Charlie Strong*.58374530Florida, Louisville, South Florida, Texas
211Jim Lookabaugh.58158416Oklahoma State
212Joe Morrison.581101727Chattanooga, New Mexico, South Carolina
213William Alexander.5801349515Georgia Tech
214Frank Howard.58016511812Clemson
215Tex Oliver.57955397Arizona, Oregon
216Ott Romney.57966477Brigham Young, Montana State
217Ray Morrison.5781429933SMU, Temple, Vanderbilt
218Joe Tiller.578126921Purdue, Wyoming
219Morley Jennings.57783606Baylor
220Rocky Long*.5771461070New Mexico, San Diego State
221Eddie Crowder.57667492Colorado
Jack Hagerty.576634510Georgetown
223Bob Higgins.576997114Penn State, Washington (MO)
224Bob Woodruff.57672528Baylor, Florida
225Ted Shipkey.57552383Arizona State, Montana, New Mexico
226Dutch Meyer.5751097913Texas Christian
227Johnny Majors.57218513710Iowa State, Pitt, Tennessee
228June Jones.571112840Hawaii, SMU
Frank Murray.5711118210Marquette, Virginia
230Harry Hughes.5701259218Colorado State
231Greasy Neale.570564110Virginia, Washington & Jefferson, West Virginia
232Don Faurot.5701098110Iowa Pre-Flight, Missourirecord adjusted to 110-80-10 by NCAA
233William Saunders.56949369Colorado, Denver, Grinnell, Northern Colorado
234Edward Anderson.569125946Holy Cross, Iowa
235George O'Leary.5681331010UCF, Georgia Tech
236Al Molde.56862472Western Michigan
237Skip Holtz*.567110840East Carolina, Louisiana Tech, South Florida
238William Spaulding.567675010Minnesota, UCLA
239Harvey Harman.56779603Pennsylvania, Rutgers
240Bo McMillin.566926912Indiana, Kansas State
241Bill Peterson.563654912Florida State, Rice
242Jack Meagher.563846410Auburn, Iowa Pre-Flight, Rice
243Bill Mallory.5611671304Colorado, Indiana, Miami (OH), Northern Illinoisrecord adjusted to 168-129-4 by NCAA
244Larry Fedora.56079620North Carolina, Southern Mississippi
245Frank Moseley.56054424Virginia Tech
246Houston Nutt.560103810Arkansas, Boise State, Ole Miss
247Hayden Fry.56023018010Iowa, North Texas, SMUrecord adjusted to 233-177-10 by NCAA
248Bill Dooley.5581611275North Carolina, Virginia Tech, Wake Forestrecord adjusted to 162-126-5 by NCAA
249Jim Sweeney.5571691344Fresno State, Washington Staterecord adjusted to 170-133-4 by NCAA
250Dick Tomey.5571831457Arizona, Hawaii, San Jose State