121 Years

121 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
12020Big Ten350.375350.3750.145.14Scott Frost (3-5)
22019Big Ten570.417360.3332.674.002424Scott Frost (5-7)
32018Big Ten480.333360.3333.484.82Scott Frost (4-8)
42017Big Ten480.333360.3331.528.18Mike Riley (4-8)
52016Big Ten940.692630.6677.552.947Mike Riley (9-4)Music City Bowl-L
62015Big Ten670.462350.3756.563.94Mike Riley (6-7)Foster Farms Bowl-W
72014Big Ten940.692530.62510.261.722211Bo Pelini (9-3), Barney Cotton (0-1)Holiday Bowl-L
82013Big Ten940.692530.6255.220.451818Bo Pelini (9-4)Gator Bowl-W
92012Big Ten1040.714710.8759.794.22171425Bo Pelini (10-4)Capital One Bowl-L
102011Big Ten940.692530.6258.763.0710824Bo Pelini (9-4)Capital One Bowl-L
112010Big 121040.714620.75012.852.428520Bo Pelini (10-4)Holiday Bowl-L
122009Big 121040.714620.75011.412.69241414Bo Pelini (10-4)Holiday Bowl-W
132008Big 12940.692530.62510.923.69Bo Pelini (9-4)Gator Bowl-W
142007Big 12570.417260.2501.485.892014Bill Callahan (5-7)
152006Big 12950.643620.7508.921.992017Bill Callahan (9-5)Cotton Bowl-L
162005Big 12840.667440.5007.573.572424Bill Callahan (8-4)Alamo Bowl-W
172004Big 12560.455350.3751.322.23Bill Callahan (5-6)
182003Big 121030.769530.62511.182.181019Frank Solich (9-3), Bo Pelini (1-0)Alamo Bowl-W
192002Big 12770.500350.3754.092.45108Frank Solich (7-7)Independence Bowl-L
202001Big 121120.846710.87516.484.33428Frank Solich (11-2)Rose 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
212000Big 121020.833620.75019.014.51118Frank Solich (10-2)Alamo Bowl-W
221999Big 121210.923710.87521.155.15633Frank Solich (12-1)Fiesta Bowl-W
231998Big 12940.692530.62516.606.524219Frank Solich (9-4)Holiday Bowl-L
241997Big 1213001.0008001.00022.302.53612Tom Osborne (13-0)Orange Bowl-W
251996Big 121120.8468001.00022.226.53116Tom Osborne (11-2)Orange Bowl-W
261995Big 812001.0007001.00026.863.78211Tom Osborne (12-0)Fiesta Bowl-W
271994Big 813001.0007001.00020.652.26411Tom Osborne (13-0)Orange Bowl-W
281993Big 81110.9177001.00020.315.48823Tom Osborne (11-1)Orange Bowl-L
291992Big 8930.750610.85716.984.3111714Tom Osborne (9-3)Orange Bowl-L
301991Big 8921.792601.92915.814.9815915Tom Osborne (9-2-1)Orange Bowl-L
311990Big 8930.750520.71415.483.647324Tom Osborne (9-3)Citrus Bowl-L
321989Big 81020.833610.85716.030.203311Tom Osborne (10-2)Fiesta Bowl-L
331988Big 81120.8467001.00013.551.012210Tom Osborne (11-2)Orange Bowl-L
341987Big 81020.833610.85719.185.09216Tom Osborne (10-2)Fiesta Bowl-L
351986Big 81020.833520.71418.052.80835Tom Osborne (10-2)Sugar Bowl-W
361985Big 8930.750610.85715.233.739211Tom Osborne (9-3)Fiesta Bowl-L
371984Big 81020.833610.85717.572.15214Tom Osborne (10-2)Sugar Bowl-W
381983Big 81210.9237001.00022.613.84112Tom Osborne (12-1)Orange Bowl-L
391982Big 81210.9237001.00021.944.48423Tom Osborne (12-1)Orange Bowl-W
401981Big 8930.7507001.00021.798.886411Tom Osborne (9-3)Orange 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
411980Big 81020.833610.85725.748.74737Tom Osborne (10-2)Sun Bowl-W
421979Big 81020.833610.85719.675.17829Tom Osborne (10-2)Cotton Bowl-L
431978Big 8930.750620.75021.079.651028Tom Osborne (9-3)Orange Bowl-L
441977Big 8930.750520.71417.759.4215912Tom Osborne (9-3)Liberty Bowl-W
451976Big 8931.731430.57117.637.79119Tom Osborne (9-3-1)Bluebonnet Bowl-W
461975Big 81020.833610.85720.678.50729Tom Osborne (10-2)Fiesta Bowl-L
471974Big 8930.750520.71417.506.84749Tom Osborne (9-3)Sugar Bowl-W
481973Big 8921.792421.64325.8915.56427Tom Osborne (9-2-1)Cotton Bowl-W
491972Big 8921.792511.78625.578.82114Bob Devaney (9-2-1)Orange Bowl-W
501971Big 813001.0007001.00031.498.79211Bob Devaney (13-0)Orange Bowl-W
511970Big 81101.9587001.00027.6310.21911Bob Devaney (11-0-1)Orange Bowl-W
521969Big 8920.818610.85721.9611.321111Bob Devaney (9-2)Sun Bowl-W
531968Big 8640.600340.4299.837.93147Bob Devaney (6-4)
541967Big 8640.600340.4297.633.837Bob Devaney (6-4)
551966Big 8920.818610.8579.951.22336Bob Devaney (9-2)Sugar Bowl-L
561965Big 81010.9097001.00017.552.55115Bob Devaney (10-1)Orange Bowl-L
571964Big 8920.818610.85713.703.3446Bob Devaney (9-2)Cotton Bowl-L
581963Big 81010.9097001.00015.063.4366Bob Devaney (10-1)Orange Bowl-W
591962Big 8920.818520.71411.120.85Bob Devaney (9-2)Gotham Bowl-W
601961Big 8361.350250.2862.184.28William Jennings (3-6-1)
Rk Year Conf W L T Pct W L T Pct SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Coach(es) Bowl Notes
611960Big 8460.400250.2864.9010.5012William Jennings (4-6)
621959Big 7460.400240.3333.116.91William Jennings (4-6)
631958Big 7370.300150.167-4.867.54William Jennings (3-7)
641957Big 7190.100150.167-10.255.25William Jennings (1-9)
651956Big 7460.400330.500-1.793.41Pete Elliott (4-6)
661955Big 7550.500510.8331.263.56William Glassford (5-5)
671954Big 7650.545420.6674.932.2920William Glassford (6-5)Orange Bowl-L
681953Big 7361.350240.3330.686.88William Glassford (3-6-1)
691952Big 7541.550321.5837.114.11William Glassford (5-4-1)
701951Big 7181.150141.250-9.873.631212William Glassford (1-8-1)record adjusted to 2-8-0 by NCAA
711950Big 7621.722420.6678.773.431617William Glassford (6-2-1)
721949Big 7450.444330.5001.735.40William Glassford (4-5)
731948Big 7280.200240.333-6.596.01Potsy Clark (2-8)
741947Big 6270.222230.400-3.927.31Bernie Masterson (2-7)
751946Big 6360.333320.600-2.702.74Bernie Masterson (3-6)
761945Big 6450.444230.400-5.60-1.38Potsy Clark (4-5)
771944Big 6260.250230.400-6.235.02Adolph Lewandowski (2-6)
781943Big 6260.250230.400-15.48-0.73Adolph Lewandowski (2-6)
791942Big 6370.300320.600-7.420.68Glenn Presnell (3-7)
801941Big 6450.444320.6007.285.7315Biff Jones (4-5)
Rk Year Conf W L T Pct W L T Pct SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Coach(es) Bowl Notes
811940Big 6820.8005001.00015.907.3077Biff Jones (8-2)Rose Bowl-L
821939Big 6711.833410.80012.315.971018Biff Jones (7-1-1)
831938Big 6351.389230.4003.946.83Biff Jones (3-5-1)
841937Big 6612.778302.8008.021.57611Biff Jones (6-1-2)
851936Big 6720.7785001.00019.827.4969Dana Bible (7-2)
861935Big 6621.722401.90013.255.91Dana Bible (6-2-1)
871934Big 6630.667410.8006.445.55Dana Bible (6-3)
881933Big 6810.8895001.00019.115.78Dana Bible (8-1)
891932Big 6711.8335001.00010.394.06Dana Bible (7-1-1)
901931Big 6820.8005001.0007.651.15Dana Bible (8-2)
911930Big 6432.556221.5005.151.48Dana Bible (4-3-2)
921929Big 6413.688302.8008.294.17Dana Bible (4-1-3)
931928Big 6711.8335001.00011.54-0.13Ernest Bearg (7-1-1)
941927MVIAA620.750410.80014.002.25Ernest Bearg (6-2)
951926MVIAA620.750510.8338.64-0.98Ernest Bearg (6-2)
961925MVIAA422.625221.50012.427.92Ernest Bearg (4-2-2)
971924MVIAA530.625310.75011.106.22Fred Dawson (5-3)
981923MVIAA422.625302.80011.546.42Fred Dawson (4-2-2)
991922MVIAA710.8755001.00020.933.18Fred Dawson (7-1)
1001921MVIAA710.8753001.00021.573.19Fred 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
1011920Ind531.6117.221.33Henry Schulte (5-3-1)
1021919Ind332.5006.997.74Henry Schulte (3-3-2)
1031918MVIAA231.417110.5004.574.90William Kline (2-3-1)
1041917MVIAA520.7142001.00012.603.74Edward Stewart (5-2)
1051916MVIAA620.750310.7508.330.08Edward Stewart (6-2)
1061915MVIAA8001.0004001.00018.57-2.93Jumbo Stiehm (8-0)
1071914MVIAA701.9383001.00010.50-5.13Jumbo Stiehm (7-0-1)
1081913MVIAA8001.0003001.00012.26-0.87Jumbo Stiehm (8-0)
1091912MVIAA710.8752001.00012.52-0.98Jumbo Stiehm (7-1)
1101911MVIAA512.750201.83312.03-0.72Jumbo Stiehm (5-1-2)
1111910MVIAA710.8752001.0008.59-3.04King Cole (7-1)
1121909MVIAA332.500011.2503.341.97King Cole (3-3-2)
1131908MVIAA721.750210.6675.18-1.32King Cole (7-2-1)
1141907MVIAA820.8001001.0009.73-2.27King Cole (8-2)
1151906Ind640.6003.42-1.28Amos Foster (6-4)
1161905Ind920.81811.63-1.19Walter Booth (8-2)
1171904Ind930.75014.621.54Walter Booth (7-3)
1181903Ind11001.00016.35-1.47Walter Booth (10-0)
1191902Ind10001.00016.921.62Walter Booth (9-0)
1201901Ind720.7785.65-4.24Walter Booth (6-2)
Rk Year Conf W L T Pct W L T Pct SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Coach(es) Bowl Notes
1211900Ind712.8001.75-7.85Walter Booth (6-1-1)