122 Years

122 Years Table
Overall Conference SRS Polls
Rk Year Conf W L T Pct W L T Pct SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Coach(es) Bowl Notes
12021Big Ten35.375140.2009.585.08Scott Frost (3-5)
22020Big Ten350.375350.3750.145.14Scott Frost (3-5)
32019Big Ten570.417360.3332.674.002424Scott Frost (5-7)
42018Big Ten480.333360.3333.484.82Scott Frost (4-8)
52017Big Ten480.333360.3331.528.18Mike Riley (4-8)
62016Big Ten940.692630.6677.552.947Mike Riley (9-4)Music City Bowl-L
72015Big Ten670.462350.3756.563.94Mike Riley (6-7)Foster Farms Bowl-W
82014Big Ten940.692530.62510.261.722211Bo Pelini (9-3), Barney Cotton (0-1)Holiday Bowl-L
92013Big Ten940.692530.6255.220.451818Bo Pelini (9-4)Gator Bowl-W
102012Big Ten1040.714710.8759.794.22171425Bo Pelini (10-4)Capital One Bowl-L
112011Big Ten940.692530.6258.763.0710824Bo Pelini (9-4)Capital One Bowl-L
122010Big 121040.714620.75012.852.428520Bo Pelini (10-4)Holiday Bowl-L
132009Big 121040.714620.75011.412.69241414Bo Pelini (10-4)Holiday Bowl-W
142008Big 12940.692530.62510.923.69Bo Pelini (9-4)Gator Bowl-W
152007Big 12570.417260.2501.485.892014Bill Callahan (5-7)
162006Big 12950.643620.7508.921.992017Bill Callahan (9-5)Cotton Bowl-L
172005Big 12840.667440.5007.573.572424Bill Callahan (8-4)Alamo Bowl-W
182004Big 12560.455350.3751.322.23Bill Callahan (5-6)
192003Big 121030.769530.62511.182.181019Frank Solich (9-3), Bo Pelini (1-0)Alamo Bowl-W
202002Big 12770.500350.3754.092.45108Frank Solich (7-7)Independence Bowl-L
Rk Year Conf W L T Pct W L T Pct SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Coach(es) Bowl Notes
212001Big 121120.846710.87516.484.33428Frank Solich (11-2)Rose Bowl-L
222000Big 121020.833620.75019.014.51118Frank Solich (10-2)Alamo Bowl-W
231999Big 121210.923710.87521.155.15633Frank Solich (12-1)Fiesta Bowl-W
241998Big 12940.692530.62516.606.524219Frank Solich (9-4)Holiday Bowl-L
251997Big 1213001.0008001.00022.302.53612Tom Osborne (13-0)Orange Bowl-W
261996Big 121120.8468001.00022.226.53116Tom Osborne (11-2)Orange Bowl-W
271995Big 812001.0007001.00026.863.78211Tom Osborne (12-0)Fiesta Bowl-W
281994Big 813001.0007001.00020.652.26411Tom Osborne (13-0)Orange Bowl-W
291993Big 81110.9177001.00020.315.48823Tom Osborne (11-1)Orange Bowl-L
301992Big 8930.750610.85716.984.3111714Tom Osborne (9-3)Orange Bowl-L
311991Big 8921.792601.92915.814.9815915Tom Osborne (9-2-1)Orange Bowl-L
321990Big 8930.750520.71415.483.647324Tom Osborne (9-3)Citrus Bowl-L
331989Big 81020.833610.85716.030.203311Tom Osborne (10-2)Fiesta Bowl-L
341988Big 81120.8467001.00013.551.012210Tom Osborne (11-2)Orange Bowl-L
351987Big 81020.833610.85719.185.09216Tom Osborne (10-2)Fiesta Bowl-L
361986Big 81020.833520.71418.052.80835Tom Osborne (10-2)Sugar Bowl-W
371985Big 8930.750610.85715.233.739211Tom Osborne (9-3)Fiesta Bowl-L
381984Big 81020.833610.85717.572.15214Tom Osborne (10-2)Sugar Bowl-W
391983Big 81210.9237001.00022.613.84112Tom Osborne (12-1)Orange Bowl-L
401982Big 81210.9237001.00021.944.48423Tom Osborne (12-1)Orange Bowl-W
Rk Year Conf W L T Pct W L T Pct SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Coach(es) Bowl Notes
411981Big 8930.7507001.00021.798.886411Tom Osborne (9-3)Orange Bowl-L
421980Big 81020.833610.85725.748.74737Tom Osborne (10-2)Sun Bowl-W
431979Big 81020.833610.85719.675.17829Tom Osborne (10-2)Cotton Bowl-L
441978Big 8930.750620.75021.079.651028Tom Osborne (9-3)Orange Bowl-L
451977Big 8930.750520.71417.759.4215912Tom Osborne (9-3)Liberty Bowl-W
461976Big 8931.731430.57117.637.79119Tom Osborne (9-3-1)Bluebonnet Bowl-W
471975Big 81020.833610.85720.678.50729Tom Osborne (10-2)Fiesta Bowl-L
481974Big 8930.750520.71417.506.84749Tom Osborne (9-3)Sugar Bowl-W
491973Big 8921.792421.64325.8915.56427Tom Osborne (9-2-1)Cotton Bowl-W
501972Big 8921.792511.78625.578.82114Bob Devaney (9-2-1)Orange Bowl-W
511971Big 813001.0007001.00031.498.79211Bob Devaney (13-0)Orange Bowl-W
521970Big 81101.9587001.00027.6310.21911Bob Devaney (11-0-1)Orange Bowl-W
531969Big 8920.818610.85721.9611.321111Bob Devaney (9-2)Sun Bowl-W
541968Big 8640.600340.4299.837.93147Bob Devaney (6-4)
551967Big 8640.600340.4297.633.837Bob Devaney (6-4)
561966Big 8920.818610.8579.951.22336Bob Devaney (9-2)Sugar Bowl-L
571965Big 81010.9097001.00017.552.55115Bob Devaney (10-1)Orange Bowl-L
581964Big 8920.818610.85713.703.3446Bob Devaney (9-2)Cotton Bowl-L
591963Big 81010.9097001.00015.063.4366Bob Devaney (10-1)Orange Bowl-W
601962Big 8920.818520.71411.120.85Bob Devaney (9-2)Gotham Bowl-W
Rk Year Conf W L T Pct W L T Pct SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Coach(es) Bowl Notes
611961Big 8361.350250.2862.184.28William Jennings (3-6-1)
621960Big 8460.400250.2864.9010.5012William Jennings (4-6)
631959Big 7460.400240.3333.116.91William Jennings (4-6)
641958Big 7370.300150.167-4.867.54William Jennings (3-7)
651957Big 7190.100150.167-10.255.25William Jennings (1-9)
661956Big 7460.400330.500-1.793.41Pete Elliott (4-6)
671955Big 7550.500510.8331.263.56William Glassford (5-5)
681954Big 7650.545420.6674.932.2920William Glassford (6-5)Orange Bowl-L
691953Big 7361.350240.3330.686.88William Glassford (3-6-1)
701952Big 7541.550321.5837.114.11William Glassford (5-4-1)
711951Big 7181.150141.250-9.873.631212William Glassford (1-8-1)record adjusted to 2-8-0 by NCAA
721950Big 7621.722420.6678.773.431617William Glassford (6-2-1)
731949Big 7450.444330.5001.735.40William Glassford (4-5)
741948Big 7280.200240.333-6.596.01Potsy Clark (2-8)
751947Big 6270.222230.400-3.927.31Bernie Masterson (2-7)
761946Big 6360.333320.600-2.702.74Bernie Masterson (3-6)
771945Big 6450.444230.400-5.60-1.38Potsy Clark (4-5)
781944Big 6260.250230.400-6.235.02Adolph Lewandowski (2-6)
791943Big 6260.250230.400-15.48-0.73Adolph Lewandowski (2-6)
801942Big 6370.300320.600-7.420.68Glenn Presnell (3-7)
Rk Year Conf W L T Pct W L T Pct SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Coach(es) Bowl Notes
811941Big 6450.444320.6007.285.7315Biff Jones (4-5)
821940Big 6820.8005001.00015.907.3077Biff Jones (8-2)Rose Bowl-L
831939Big 6711.833410.80012.315.971018Biff Jones (7-1-1)
841938Big 6351.389230.4003.946.83Biff Jones (3-5-1)
851937Big 6612.778302.8008.021.57611Biff Jones (6-1-2)
861936Big 6720.7785001.00019.827.4969Dana Bible (7-2)
871935Big 6621.722401.90013.255.91Dana Bible (6-2-1)
881934Big 6630.667410.8006.445.55Dana Bible (6-3)
891933Big 6810.8895001.00019.115.78Dana Bible (8-1)
901932Big 6711.8335001.00010.394.06Dana Bible (7-1-1)
911931Big 6820.8005001.0007.651.15Dana Bible (8-2)
921930Big 6432.556221.5005.151.48Dana Bible (4-3-2)
931929Big 6413.688302.8008.294.17Dana Bible (4-1-3)
941928Big 6711.8335001.00011.54-0.13Ernest Bearg (7-1-1)
951927MVIAA620.750410.80014.002.25Ernest Bearg (6-2)
961926MVIAA620.750510.8338.64-0.98Ernest Bearg (6-2)
971925MVIAA422.625221.50012.427.92Ernest Bearg (4-2-2)
981924MVIAA530.625310.75011.106.22Fred Dawson (5-3)
991923MVIAA422.625302.80011.546.42Fred Dawson (4-2-2)
1001922MVIAA710.8755001.00020.933.18Fred Dawson (7-1)
Rk Year Conf W L T Pct W L T Pct SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Coach(es) Bowl Notes
1011921MVIAA710.8753001.00021.573.19Fred Dawson (7-1)
1021920Ind531.6117.221.33Henry Schulte (5-3-1)
1031919Ind332.5006.997.74Henry Schulte (3-3-2)
1041918MVIAA231.417110.5004.574.90William Kline (2-3-1)
1051917MVIAA520.7142001.00012.603.74Edward Stewart (5-2)
1061916MVIAA620.750310.7508.330.08Edward Stewart (6-2)
1071915MVIAA8001.0004001.00018.57-2.93Jumbo Stiehm (8-0)
1081914MVIAA701.9383001.00010.50-5.13Jumbo Stiehm (7-0-1)
1091913MVIAA8001.0003001.00012.26-0.87Jumbo Stiehm (8-0)
1101912MVIAA710.8752001.00012.52-0.98Jumbo Stiehm (7-1)
1111911MVIAA512.750201.83312.03-0.72Jumbo Stiehm (5-1-2)
1121910MVIAA710.8752001.0008.59-3.04King Cole (7-1)
1131909MVIAA332.500011.2503.341.97King Cole (3-3-2)
1141908MVIAA721.750210.6675.18-1.32King Cole (7-2-1)
1151907MVIAA820.8001001.0009.73-2.27King Cole (8-2)
1161906Ind640.6003.42-1.28Amos Foster (6-4)
1171905Ind920.81811.63-1.19Walter Booth (8-2)
1181904Ind930.75014.621.54Walter Booth (7-3)
1191903Ind11001.00016.35-1.47Walter Booth (10-0)
1201902Ind10001.00016.921.62Walter Booth (9-0)
Rk Year Conf W L T Pct W L T Pct SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Coach(es) Bowl Notes
1211901Ind720.7785.65-4.24Walter Booth (6-2)
1221900Ind712.8001.75-7.85Walter Booth (6-1-1)