129 Years

129 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
12022Big Ten401.0001001.00021.342.8414James Franklin (4-0)
22021Big Ten760.538450.44411.225.53194James Franklin (7-6)Outback Bowl-L
32020Big Ten450.444450.4444.223.9977James Franklin (4-5)
42019Big Ten1120.846720.77817.344.881559James Franklin (11-2)Cotton Bowl-W
52018Big Ten940.692630.66712.324.8610817James Franklin (9-4)Citrus Bowl-L
62017Big Ten1120.846720.77821.626.31628James Franklin (11-2)Fiesta Bowl-W
72016Big Ten1130.786810.88915.725.4457James Franklin (11-3)Rose Bowl-L
82015Big Ten760.538440.5006.464.77James Franklin (7-6)TaxSlayer Bowl-L
92014Big Ten760.538260.2502.461.54James Franklin (7-6)Pinstripe Bowl-W
102013Big Ten750.583440.5003.401.07Bill O'Brien (7-5)
112012Big Ten840.667620.7509.700.53Bill O'Brien (8-4)
122011Big Ten940.692620.7506.473.3912Joe Paterno (8-1), Tom Bradley (1-3)Ticket City Bowl-L
132010Big Ten760.538440.5002.962.651918Joe Paterno (7-6)Outback Bowl-L
142009Big Ten1120.846620.75013.86-0.75959Joe Paterno (11-2)Capital One Bowl-W
152008Big Ten1120.846710.87517.821.972238Joe Paterno (11-2)Rose Bowl-L
162007Big Ten940.692440.5009.090.321710Joe Paterno (9-4)Alamo Bowl-W
172006Big Ten940.692530.6256.890.97191924Joe Paterno (9-4)Outback Bowl-W
182005Big Ten1110.917710.87520.416.9133Joe Paterno (11-1)Orange Bowl-W
192004Big Ten470.364260.2503.242.24Joe Paterno (4-7)
202003Big Ten390.250170.1250.774.35Joe Paterno (3-9)
Rk Year Conf W L T Pct W L T Pct SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Coach(es) Bowl Notes
212002Big Ten940.692530.62514.593.98241016Joe Paterno (9-4)Capital One Bowl-L
222001Big Ten560.455440.5005.217.39Joe Paterno (5-6)
232000Big Ten570.417440.500-0.053.712222Joe Paterno (5-7)
241999Big Ten1030.769530.62517.796.253211Joe Paterno (10-3)Alamo Bowl-W
251998Big Ten930.750530.62513.795.2913717Joe Paterno (9-3)Outback Bowl-W
261997Big Ten930.750620.75010.312.401116Joe Paterno (9-3)Citrus Bowl-L
271996Big Ten1120.846620.75016.974.431137Joe Paterno (11-2)Fiesta Bowl-W
281995Big Ten930.750530.62517.868.284413Joe Paterno (9-3)Outback Bowl-W
291994Big Ten12001.0008001.00026.026.77912Joe Paterno (12-0)Rose Bowl-W
301993Big Ten1020.833620.75017.525.931678Joe Paterno (10-2)Citrus Bowl-W
311992Ind750.5837.911.5887Joe Paterno (7-5)Blockbuster Bowl-L
321991Ind1120.84619.905.13733Joe Paterno (11-2)Fiesta Bowl-W
331990Ind930.75014.375.8721711Joe Paterno (9-3)Blockbuster Bowl-L
341989Ind831.70811.414.83111115Joe Paterno (8-3-1)Holiday Bowl-W
351988Ind560.4557.386.292015Joe Paterno (5-6)
361987Ind840.6677.264.091110Joe Paterno (8-4)Citrus Bowl-L
371986Ind12001.00022.165.91611Joe Paterno (12-0)Fiesta Bowl-W
381985Ind1110.91716.205.621813Joe Paterno (11-1)Orange Bowl-L
391984Ind650.5455.696.78114Joe Paterno (6-5)
401983Ind841.6549.817.3544Joe Paterno (8-4-1)Aloha 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
411982Ind1110.91723.1010.27811Joe Paterno (11-1)Sugar Bowl-W
421981Ind1020.83325.0211.86713Joe Paterno (10-2)Fiesta Bowl-W
431980Ind1020.83319.789.441858Joe Paterno (10-2)Fiesta Bowl-W
441979Ind840.66715.589.415520Joe Paterno (8-4)Liberty Bowl-W
451978Ind1110.91721.917.08314Joe Paterno (11-1)Sugar Bowl-L
461977Ind1110.91722.118.521345Joe Paterno (11-1)Fiesta Bowl-W
471976Ind750.58312.167.08107Joe Paterno (7-5)Gator Bowl-L
481975Ind930.75017.308.476610Joe Paterno (9-3)Sugar Bowl-L
491974Ind1020.83315.053.30877Joe Paterno (10-2)Cotton Bowl-W
501973Ind12001.00022.784.53755Joe Paterno (12-0)Orange Bowl-W
511972Ind1020.83316.724.645510Joe Paterno (10-2)Sugar Bowl-L
521971Ind1110.91719.510.591255Joe Paterno (11-1)Cotton Bowl-W
531970Ind730.7009.54-0.067418Joe Paterno (7-3)
541969Ind11001.00021.663.29322Joe Paterno (11-0)Orange Bowl-W
551968Ind11001.00020.183.37822Joe Paterno (11-0)Orange Bowl-W
561967Ind821.77314.624.711010Joe Paterno (8-2-1)Gator Bowl-T
571966Ind550.5003.674.07Joe Paterno (5-5)
581965Ind550.5009.446.94Rip Engle (5-5)
591964Ind640.60012.775.87Rip Engle (6-4)
601963Ind730.70012.386.989Rip Engle (7-3)
Rk Year Conf W L T Pct W L T Pct SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Coach(es) Bowl Notes
611962Ind920.81815.994.54939Rip Engle (9-2)Gator Bowl-L
621961Ind830.72714.194.7477Rip Engle (8-3)Gator Bowl-W
631960Ind730.70014.984.68191116Rip Engle (7-3)Liberty Bowl-W
641959Ind920.81813.243.24712Rip Engle (9-2)Liberty Bowl-W
651958Ind631.6509.991.19Rip Engle (6-3-1)
661957Ind630.6675.562.121616Rip Engle (6-3)
671956Ind621.72212.203.0912Rip Engle (6-2-1)
681955Ind540.556-0.33-1.7818Rip Engle (5-4)
691954Ind720.77811.19-0.59920Rip Engle (7-2)
701953Ind630.6679.594.03Rip Engle (6-3)
711952Ind721.7508.875.6715Rip Engle (7-2-1)
721951Ind540.5562.552.66Rip Engle (5-4)
731950Ind531.611-1.15-1.37Rip Engle (5-3-1)
741949Ind540.5565.685.90Joe Bedenk (5-4)
751948Ind711.83312.89-0.89518Bob Higgins (7-1-1)
761947Ind901.95013.68-3.1244Bob Higgins (9-0-1)Cotton Bowl-T
771946Ind620.7508.94-1.19Bob Higgins (6-2)
781945Ind530.6258.520.9012Bob Higgins (5-3)
791944Ind630.6673.84-1.27Bob Higgins (6-3)
801943Ind531.6116.931.48Bob Higgins (5-3-1)
Rk Year Conf W L T Pct W L T Pct SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Coach(es) Bowl Notes
811942Ind611.8131.97-1.531919Bob Higgins (6-1-1)
821941Ind720.7788.09-2.36Bob Higgins (7-2)
831940Ind611.8136.13-4.0016Bob Higgins (6-1-1)
841939Ind512.7507.201.95Bob Higgins (5-1-2)
851938Ind341.4381.650.15Bob Higgins (3-4-1)
861937Ind530.6254.861.61Bob Higgins (5-3)
871936Ind350.3750.250.50Bob Higgins (3-5)
881935Ind440.500-0.70-1.33Bob Higgins (4-4)
891934Ind440.5002.74-2.64Bob Higgins (4-4)
901933Ind331.5000.80-4.06Bob Higgins (3-3-1)
911932Ind250.286-6.82-2.11Bob Higgins (2-5)
921931Ind280.200-9.24-0.54Bob Higgins (2-8)
931930Ind342.4440.01-0.32Bob Higgins (3-4-2)
941929Ind630.6670.37-3.52Hugo Bezdek (6-3)
951928Ind351.389-2.86-2.75Hugo Bezdek (3-5-1)
961927Ind621.7227.91-0.76Hugo Bezdek (6-2-1)
971926Ind540.5562.34-0.99Hugo Bezdek (5-4)
981925Ind441.5001.781.67Hugo Bezdek (4-4-1)
991924Ind631.6508.510.21Hugo Bezdek (6-3-1)
1001923Ind621.72212.974.19Hugo Bezdek (6-2-1)
Rk Year Conf W L T Pct W L T Pct SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Coach(es) Bowl Notes
1011922Ind641.5919.502.59Hugo Bezdek (6-4-1)Rose Bowl-L
1021921Ind802.90017.081.48Hugo Bezdek (8-0-2)
1031920Ind702.88916.251.92Hugo Bezdek (7-0-2)
1041919Ind710.87517.042.91Hugo Bezdek (7-1)
1051918Ind121.375-4.445.06Hugo Bezdek (1-2-1)
1061917Ind540.5563.99-0.90Dick Harlow (5-4)
1071916Ind820.8009.28-4.32Dick Harlow (8-2)
1081915Ind720.7789.11-0.22Dick Harlow (7-2)
1091914Ind531.6112.66-3.23Bill Hollenback (5-3-1)
1101913Ind260.2501.506.75Bill Hollenback (2-6)
1111912Ind8001.00017.61-5.02Bill Hollenback (8-0)
1121911Ind801.94411.18-3.05Bill Hollenback (8-0-1)
1131910Ind521.6889.29-3.09Jack Hollenback (5-2-1)
1141909Ind502.85714.45-0.26Bill Hollenback (5-0-2)
1151908Ind550.5005.830.23Tom Fennell (5-5)
1161907Ind640.6008.290.69Tom Fennell (6-4)
1171906Ind811.8508.63-0.17Tom Fennell (8-1-1)
1181905Ind830.7278.55-0.90Tom Fennell (8-3)
1191904Ind640.6008.412.41Tom Fennell (6-4)
1201903Ind530.6255.01-1.36Daniel Reed (5-3)
Rk Year Conf W L T Pct W L T Pct SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Coach(es) Bowl Notes
1211902Ind730.7007.83-3.67Pop Golden (7-3)
1221901Ind530.625-1.09-3.72Pop Golden (5-3)
1231900Ind461.409-7.31-2.58Pop Golden (4-6-1)
1241899Ind461.409-2.230.32Sam Boyle (4-6)
1251898Ind640.6004.76-0.34Samuel Newton (6-4)
1261897Ind360.333-1.844.05Samuel Newton (3-6)
1271896Ind340.429-3.452.69Samuel Newton (3-4)
1281891Ind520.7142.22-7.35
1291889Ind220.500-11.05-5.55