Year-by-Year Leaders and Records for Win-Loss Percentage

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Leaders

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Leaders Table
Year Coach Pct School Notes
2018Dabo Swinney1Clemson
2017Scott Frost1UCF
2016Nick Saban.933Alabama
Dabo Swinney.933Clemson
2015Nick Saban.933Alabama
Dabo Swinney.933Clemson
2014Urban Meyer.933Ohio State
2013Jimbo Fisher1Florida State
2012Urban Meyer1Ohio State
2011Les Miles.929LSU
2010Gene Chizik1Auburn
Gary Patterson1Texas Christian
2009Chris Petersen1Boise State
Nick Saban1Alabama
2008Kyle Whittingham1Utah
2007June Jones.923Hawaii
Mark Mangino.923Kansas
2006Chris Petersen1Boise State
2005Mack Brown1Texas
2004Pete Carroll1USCrecord adjusted to 11-0-0 by NCAA
Urban Meyer1Utah
Tommy Tuberville1Auburn
2003Dan Hawkins.929Boise State
Terry Hoeppner.929Miami (OH)
Nick Saban.929LSU
2002Jim Tressel1Ohio State
2001Larry Coker1Miami (FL)
2000Bob Stoops1Oklahoma
1999Bobby Bowden1Florida State
Bob Pruett1Marshall
1998Phillip Fulmer1Tennessee
1997Lloyd Carr1Michigan
Tom Osborne1Nebraska
1996LaVell Edwards.933Brigham Young
1995Tom Osborne1Nebraska
1994Tom Osborne1Nebraska
Joe Paterno1Penn State
1993Terry Bowden1Auburn
1992Gene Stallings1Alabama
1991Dennis Erickson1Miami (FL)
Don James1Washington
1990Bobby Ross.958Georgia Tech
1989Lou Holtz.923Notre Dame
1988Lou Holtz1Notre Dame
1987Jimmy Johnson1Miami (FL)
1986Joe Paterno1Penn State
1985Jim Sweeney.958Fresno State
1984LaVell Edwards1Brigham Young
1983Rey Dempsey.929Southern Illinois
1982Bobby Collins.958SMU
1981Danny Ford1Clemson
1980Vince Dooley1Georgia
1979Bear Bryant1Alabama
1978John Robinson.923USC
1977Fred Akers.917Texas
Bear Bryant.917Alabama
Dan Devine.917Notre Dame
Lou Holtz.917Arkansas
Joe Paterno.917Penn State
1976Frank Burns1Rutgers
Johnny Majors1Pitt
1975Bill Davidson1Arkansas State
Frank Kush1Arizona State
1974Barry Switzer1Oklahoma
1973Bill Mallory1Miami (OH)
Ara Parseghian1Notre Dame
Joe Paterno1Penn State
1972John McKay1USC
1971Bob Devaney1Nebraska
Jack Murphy1Toledo
1970Bob Blackman1Dartmouth
Frank Kush1Arizona State
Frank Lauterbur1Toledo
1969Don Coryell1San Diego State
Frank Lauterbur1Toledo
Joe Paterno1Penn State
Darrell Royal1Texas
1968Woody Hayes1Ohio State
Joe Paterno1Penn State
1967Lloyd Eaton.909Wyoming
Chuck Fairbanks.909Oklahoma
John McKay.909USC
1966Bear Bryant1Alabama
1965Bob Blackman1Dartmouth
1964Frank Broyles1Arkansas
Richard Colman1Princeton
1963Darrell Royal1Texas
1962Bob Blackman1Dartmouth
John McKay1USC
John Vaught1Ole Miss
1961John Bateman1Rutgers
Bear Bryant1Alabama
1960Jordan Olivar1Yale
Warren Woodson1New Mexico State
1959Ben Schwartzwalder1Syracuse
1958Paul Dietzel1LSU
1957Dan Devine1Arizona State
Ralph Jordan1Auburn
1956Phil Dickens1Wyoming
Bud Wilkinson1Oklahoma
1955Bud Wilkinson1Oklahoma
1954Woody Hayes1Ohio State
Red Sanders1UCLA
Bud Wilkinson1Oklahoma
1953Frank Leahy.95Notre Dame
1952Bobby Dodd1Georgia Tech
Biggie Munn1Michigan State
1951Charles Caldwell1Princeton
Joe Kuharich1San Francisco
Biggie Munn1Michigan State
Jim Tatum1Maryland
1950Charles Caldwell1Princeton
Bowden Wyatt1Wyoming
1949Red Blaik1Army
Frank Leahy1Notre Dame
Bud Wilkinson1Oklahoma
1948Frank Howard1Clemson
Bennie Oosterbaan1Michigan
1947Fritz Crisler1Michigan
Frank Leahy1Notre Dame
1946Wallace Butts1Georgia
Warren Woodson1Hardin-Simmons
1945Red Blaik1Army
Jim Lookabaugh1Oklahoma State
Frank Thomas1Alabama
1944Red Blaik1Army
Frank Tritico1Randolph Field
Carroll Widdoes1Ohio State
1943Elmer Burnham1Purdue
Harold White1Colorado College
1942Wallace Butts.917Georgia
1941Bernie Bierman1Minnesota
1940Bernie Bierman1Minnesota
Frank Kimbrough1Hardin-Simmons
Frank Leahy1Boston College
Clark Shaughnessy1Stanford
1939Homer Norton1Texas A&M
Carl Snavely1Cornell
1938Jack Hagerty1Georgetown
Dutch Meyer1Texas Christian
Bob Neyland1Tennessee
1937Buck Shaw1Santa Clara
1936Frank Thomas.944Alabama
1935Bernie Bierman1Minnesota
Fritz Crisler1Princeton
1934Bernie Bierman1Minnesota
Frank Thomas1Alabama
1933Fritz Crisler1Princeton
1932Howard Jones1USC
Andrew Kerr1Colgate
Harry Kipke1Michigan
1931Bob Neyland.95Tennessee
1930Ike Armstrong1Utah
Knute Rockne1Notre Dame
Wallace Wade1Alabama
1929Ike Armstrong1Utah
Bernie Bierman1Tulane
James Phelan1Purdue
Knute Rockne1Notre Dame
1928William Alexander1Georgia Tech
Gus Dorais1Detroit Mercy
1927Dana Bible.944Texas A&M
Bob Neyland.944Tennessee
1926Ike Armstrong1Utah
1925Jesse Hawley1Dartmouth
Wallace Wade1Alabama
1924Knute Rockne1Notre Dame
1923Gilmour Dobie1Cornell
Ewing Freeland1SMU
Tad Jones1Yale
Ray Morrison1SMU
Myron Witham1Colorado
Fielding Yost1Michigan
Robert Zuppke1Illinois
1922Gilmour Dobie1Cornell
Howard Jones1Iowa
Andy Smith1California
Ossie Solem1Drake
1921Gilmour Dobie1Cornell
Howard Jones1Iowa
Jock Sutherland1Lafayette
1920Knute Rockne1Notre Dame
Andy Smith1California
Berry Whitaker1Texas
1919Dana Bible1Texas A&M
Charley Moran1Centre
Knute Rockne1Notre Dame
1918Irving Barron1Colorado Mines
Charles Bernier1Virginia Tech
William Juneau1Texas
Bennie Owen1Oklahoma
R.B. Rutherford1Washington (MO)
Gifford Shaw1Presbyterian
Fielding Yost1Michigan
1917Dana Bible1Texas A&M
John Fike1Denver
John Heisman1Georgia Tech
Pop Warner1Pitt
1916Charles Daly1Army
Pop Warner1Pitt
John Wilce1Ohio State
1915Harry Hughes1Colorado State
Bennie Owen1Oklahoma
Jumbo Stiehm1Nebraska
Pop Warner1Pitt
1914Dave Allerdice1Texas
Zora Clevenger1Tennessee
Charles Daly1Army
Jogger Elcock1Washington & Lee
Robert Zuppke1Illinois
1913Mike Donahue1Auburn
Jesse Harper1Notre Dame
Percy Haughton1Harvard
Amos Alonzo Stagg1Chicago
Jumbo Stiehm1Nebraska
1912Percy Haughton1Harvard
Bill Hollenback1Penn State
William Juneau1Wisconsin
1911Fred Folsom1Colorado
1910Fred Folsom1Colorado
Arthur Hall1Illinois
C.J. Rothget1Colorado College
Joseph Thompson1Pitt
1909Hugo Bezdek1Arkansas
Fred Folsom1Colorado
Howard Jones1Yale
1908Doc Kennedy1Kansas
1907William Knox.95Yale
1906Charles Hutchins1Wisconsin
1905Jack Owsley1Yale
Amos Alonzo Stagg1Chicago
1904Dan McGugin1Vanderbilt
Henry Williams1Minnesota
Fielding Yost1Michigan
1903Henry Williams.967Minnesota
1902Fielding Yost1Michigan
1901Phil King1Wisconsin
William Reid1Harvard
Fielding Yost1Michigan
1900Malcolm McBride1Yale
1899Alden Knipe.944Iowa
Amos Alonzo Stagg.944Chicago
1898Gustave Ferbert1Michigan
W. Cameron Forbes1Harvard
1897George Woodruff1Pennsylvania
1896Parke Davis.958Lafayette
1895George Woodruff1Pennsylvania
1894William Rhodes1Yale
George Woodruff1Pennsylvania
1893Wallie Winter1Minnesota
1892Knowlton Ames1Purdue
Walter Camp1Yale
1891Walter Camp1Yale
1890George Adams1Harvard
George Stewart1Harvard
1889Walter Camp.941Yale
1888Walter Camp1Yale
1887Frank Dole.462Pennsylvania
1886Frank Mason.857Harvard
1885Frank Dole.615Pennsylvania
1881Lucius Littauer.813Harvard
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