Coaching Records Against Ranked Teams

The following are coaching records when a team is playing a ranked opponent. I included all coaches that had at least 20 games where they played a team that was ranked in either the AP poll or the coaches’ poll. The average winning percentage in these games was 0.34412.

1. Frank W. Leahy (32-5-4)–0.82927
2. Pete Carroll (35-9-0)–0.79545
3. Chip Kelly (16-6-0)–0.72727
4. Jim Tressel (39-15-0)–0.72222
5. Urban Meyer (27-12-0)–0.69231
6. Barry Switzer (48-21-4)–0.68493
7. Bob Stoops (51-26-0)–0.66234
8. Robert R. Neyland (16-8-1)–0.66000
9. Frank Kush (13-7-0)–0.65000
10. John McKay (42-22-4)–0.64706
11. Charles B. ‘Bud’ Wilkinson (37-20-1)–0.64655
12. Tom Osborne (68-38-1)–0.64019
13. Lloyd Carr (46-27-0)–0.63014
14. David Shaw (15-9-0)–0.62500
15. Paul W. ‘Bear’ Bryant (78-48-6)–0.61364
16. Larry Coker (20-13-0)–0.60606
17. Nick Saban (54-36-0)–0.60000
18. Wayne ‘Woody’ Hayes (49-32-7)–0.59659
19. Brian Kelly (19-13-0)–0.59375
20. Robert L. ‘Bobby’ Dodd (38-27-3)–0.58088
21. Bobby Bowden (89-67-1)–0.57006
22. Earl H. ‘Red’ Blaik (29-21-8)–0.56897
23. Herbert O. ‘Fritz’ Crisler (15-11-4)–0.56667
24. Les Miles (43-33-0)–0.56579
25. Gary Patterson (19-15-0)–0.55882
26. Phillip Fulmer (44-37-1)–0.54268
27. Robert S. ‘Bob’ Devaney (18-15-3)–0.54167
27. Jesse T. ‘Jess’ Hill (13-11-0)–0.54167
29. Dan Devine (39-33-1)–0.54110
30. Harry R. ‘Red’ Sanders (14-12-0)–0.53846
31. Steve Spurrier (65-56-1)–0.53689
32. Don James (37-32-1)–0.53571
33. Vince Dooley (43-37-5)–0.53529
34. Mark Richt (39-34-0)–0.53425
35. Kenneth ‘Jack’ Mollenkopf (27-24-3)–0.52778
36. Joe Paterno (95-85-2)–0.52747
37. Charlie Tate (10-9-1)–0.52500
38. Mike Bellotti (26-24-0)–0.52000
39. Glenn ‘Bo’ Schembechler (39-37-1)–0.51299
40. Jimmy Johnson (21-20-0)–0.51220
41. Bennie G. Oosterbaan (21-20-3)–0.51136
42. John Robinson (30-29-1)–0.50833
43. Darrell Royal (37-36-3)–0.50658
44. Terry Donahue (40-39-6)–0.50588
45. John H. Vaught (34-34-3)–0.50000
45. Dennis Erickson (31-31-0)–0.50000
45. Dick Sheridan (13-13-0)–0.50000
45. Bill Battle (11-11-1)–0.50000
45. Kevin Sumlin (10-10-0)–0.50000
50. Forest Evashevski (23-24-3)–0.49000
51. Bowden Wyatt (17-18-1)–0.48611
52. Terence P. ‘Terry’ Brennan (15-16-0)–0.48387
53. Ivan B. ‘Ivy’ Williamson (12-13-1)–0.48077
54. Galen Hall (12-13-0)–0.48000
55. Frank Thomas (10-11-2)–0.47826
56. Chuck Fairbanks (18-20-0)–0.47368
57. James M. ‘Jim’ Tatum (15-17-0)–0.46875
58. Pat Dye (23-27-4)–0.46296
59. Al Onofrio (16-19-0)–0.45714
60. J. Thompson ‘Tommy’ Protho (10-12-1)–0.45652
61. Ara Parseghian (28-34-4)–0.45455
62. Danny Ford (23-28-1)–0.45192
63. Frank Beamer (46-56-1)–0.45146
64. Mack Brown (50-62-1)–0.44690
65. John Cooper (36-45-3)–0.44643
66. Lou Holtz (52-65-4)–0.44628
67. Fred Akers (28-35-1)–0.44531
68. Rick Neuheisel (25-32-0)–0.43860
69. Bernard W. ‘Bernie’ Bierman (13-17-1)–0.43548
70. John P. Michelosen (15-20-3)–0.43421
71. Hugh Duffy Daugherty (31-41-3)–0.43333
72. Ray Perkins (9-12-1)–0.43182
73. Ray Graves (15-20-1)–0.43056
74. Ray Eliot (26-35-3)–0.42969
75. Edward J. ‘Eddie’ Erdelatz (10-14-4)–0.42857
75. Mike DuBose (9-12-0)–0.42857
77. Ralph ‘Shug’ Jordan (37-50-2)–0.42697
78. David McWilliams (11-15-0)–0.42308
78. Kyle Whittingham (11-15-0)–0.42308
80. R.C. Slocum (19-26-0)–0.42222
80. Floyd B. ‘Ben’ Schwartzwalder (19-26-0)–0.42222
82. Frank Broyles (24-33-0)–0.42105
82. Butch Davis (16-22-0)–0.42105
84. Gary O. Moeller (14-20-2)–0.41667
84. Todd Graham (10-14-0)–0.41667
84. Homer H. Norton (9-13-2)–0.41667
87. Gene Stallings (19-27-1)–0.41489
88. Bill McCartney (21-31-3)–0.40909
89. Tom O’Brien (20-29-0)–0.40816
90. Charles A. ‘Rip’ Engle (16-24-2)–0.40476
91. Bill Yeoman (28-43-5)–0.40132
92. Mike Gundy (16-24-0)–0.40000
92. Bob Toledo (16-24-0)–0.40000
92. Bobby Petrino (14-21-0)–0.40000
92. Eddie Crowder (14-21-0)–0.40000
92. Madison A. ‘Matty’ Bell (9-14-2)–0.40000
97. Lavell Edwards (21-32-1)–0.39815
98. Charley Pell (11-17-1)–0.39655
99. Charles A. ‘Chuck’ Taylor (9-14-1)–0.39583
100. John Ralston (14-22-2)–0.39474
101. George H. Sauer (12-19-2)–0.39394
102. Charles McClendon (23-36-2)–0.39344
103. Barry Alvarez (25-39-1)–0.39231
104. Murray Warmath (26-41-2)–0.39130
105. Tommy Prothro (7-12-3)–0.38636
106. Paul Pasqualoni (22-35-0)–0.38596
107. Bo Pelini (10-16-0)–0.38462
107. Dabo Swinney (10-16-0)–0.38462
109. Jim Lambright (11-18-1)–0.38333
110. Ralph Friedgen (13-21-0)–0.38235
111. Kirk Ferentz (21-34-0)–0.38182
112. Jim Leavitt (8-13-0)–0.38095
112. Bill Walsh (8-13-0)–0.38095
114. Gaynell ‘Gus’ Tinsley (8-14-3)–0.38000
115. Doug Dickey (19-33-4)–0.37500
115. Milton ‘Milt’ Bruhn (15-26-3)–0.37500
115. Lynn O. ‘Pappy’ Waldorf (11-19-2)–0.37500
118. Mark Dantonio (16-27-0)–0.37209
119. Sonny Lubick (11-19-0)–0.36667
120. William D. ‘Bill’ Murray (12-23-6)–0.36585
121. Tommy Tuberville (29-51-0)–0.36250
122. Earle Bruce (23-41-1)–0.36154
123. Tommy Bowden (13-23-0)–0.36111
124. Rich Rodriguez (18-32-0)–0.36000
125. James ‘Jim’ Owens (19-35-3)–0.35965
126. Wallace Butts (15-28-3)–0.35870
127. Bernie H. Moore (7-13-1)–0.35714
128. Bill Snyder (25-46-1)–0.35417
129. Jim Carlen (15-28-1)–0.35227
129. Bobby Ross (15-28-1)–0.35227
131. Leo R. ‘Dutch’ Meyer (15-29-3)–0.35106
132. Jeff Tedford (14-26-0)–0.35000
133. Newell J. ‘Jeff’ Cravath (7-14-2)–0.34783
133. Bobby Collins (7-14-2)–0.34783
135. Bill Peterson (8-17-4)–0.34483
136. Houston Nutt (21-40-0)–0.34426
137. Frank Solich (11-21-0)–0.34375
137. Warren Powers (11-21-0)–0.34375
137. Chalmers ‘Bump’ Elliott (11-21-0)–0.34375
140. Jess C. Neely (29-58-5)–0.34239
141. Edwin B. ‘Ed’ Price (7-14-1)–0.34091
142. Steve Sarkisian (10-20-0)–0.33333
142. Terry Bowden (7-14-0)–0.33333
142. Chuck Amato (7-14-0)–0.33333
145. Jackie Sherrill (29-60-1)–0.32778
146. Jim Stanley (9-19-1)–0.32759
147. Paul Dietzel (14-30-2)–0.32609
148. Gary Barnett (21-44-1)–0.32576
149. George O’Leary (14-29-0)–0.32558
150. George Munger (11-25-4)–0.32500
151. Bret Bielema (12-25-0)–0.32432
151. Randy Walker (12-25-0)–0.32432
153. Gene Chizik (9-19-0)–0.32143
154. Larry Smith (29-62-1)–0.32065
155. Chan Gailey (8-17-0)–0.32000
156. Dennis Franchione (15-32-0)–0.31915
157. Ted Tollner (10-22-1)–0.31818
157. Jim Donnan (7-15-0)–0.31818
159. John Mackovic (19-42-2)–0.31746
160. Andy Gustafson (13-29-1)–0.31395
161. Paul Johnson (10-22-0)–0.31250
162. Gerry Faust (8-18-0)–0.30769
163. Gary Pinkel (17-39-0)–0.30357
164. Othol ‘Abe’ Martin (12-29-2)–0.30233
165. John L. Smith (9-21-0)–0.30000
165. Mike O’Cain (9-21-0)–0.30000
165. William A. ‘Bill’ Alexander (7-17-1)–0.30000
165. Bronco Mendenhall (6-14-0)–0.30000
169. George J. Perles (15-36-0)–0.29412
170. Mike Price (19-46-0)–0.29231
171. Pat Fitzgerald (7-17-0)–0.29167
172. Grant Teaff (21-54-3)–0.28846
173. Bruce Snyder (17-43-1)–0.28689
174. Emory Bellard (14-35-0)–0.28571
174. Al Groh (12-30-0)–0.28571
174. William F. ‘Bill’ Barnes (5-14-2)–0.28571
177. Dick Tomey (21-53-0)–0.28378
178. Mike Stoops (9-23-0)–0.28125
178. Jack Mitchell (8-22-2)–0.28125
180. Johnny Majors (27-75-6)–0.27778
180. Mike White (11-31-3)–0.27778
180. David Cutcliffe (10-26-0)–0.27778
183. George Welsh (24-65-2)–0.27473
184. Spike Dykes (14-37-0)–0.27451
185. Ken Hatfield (17-45-0)–0.27419
185. Jim Young (8-22-1)–0.27419
187. Eddie Anderson (9-24-0)–0.27273
188. Pepper Rodgers (9-25-1)–0.27143
189. Darryl D. Rogers (7-19-0)–0.26923
190. Peter R. Elliot (14-39-1)–0.26852
191. Wesley E. ‘Wes’ Fesler (5-18-5)–0.26786
192. Don Nehlen (16-46-2)–0.26562
193. Art Briles (9-25-0)–0.26471
194. Fran Curci (9-26-1)–0.26389
195. Blanton Collier (6-18-1)–0.26000
196. Mike Riley (15-43-0)–0.25862
196. Dick MacPherson (6-20-3)–0.25862
198. Stuart K. ‘Stu’ Holcomb (7-22-2)–0.25806
199. Bob Woodruff (9-28-2)–0.25641
200. Howard Schnellenberger (13-39-1)–0.25472
200. Ben Martin (12-38-3)–0.25472
202. Robert W. ‘Bob’ Voigts (7-21-0)–0.25000
202. Robert ‘Bob’ Blackman (7-21-0)–0.25000
202. Mike Gottfried (7-22-1)–0.25000
202. Bob Tyler (5-15-0)–0.25000
202. Thomas N. ‘Tom’ Nugent (5-15-0)–0.25000
202. Bud Moore (5-16-1)–0.25000
202. Rex Enright (4-14-2)–0.25000
202. Raymond ‘Bear’ Wolf (4-15-3)–0.25000
210. Tyrone Willingham (14-43-0)–0.24561
211. Hayden Fry (25-79-2)–0.24528
212. Ron Zook (11-34-0)–0.24444
213. Leonard J. ‘Len’ Casanova (9-31-3)–0.24419
214. Dick Crum (6-21-2)–0.24138
215. Mike Leach (13-41-0)–0.24074
216. Joe Morrison (5-17-1)–0.23913
216. Gary Gibbs (5-17-1)–0.23913
216. Earle Edwards (5-17-1)–0.23913
219. Henry E. Frnka (5-16-0)–0.23810
219. Jack Christiansen (4-15-2)–0.23810
221. Frank Howard (11-37-1)–0.23469
222. William M. ‘Bill’ Meek (9-32-2)–0.23256
223. Arthur ‘Pappy’ Lewis (6-20-0)–0.23077
223. Bob Davie (6-20-0)–0.23077
225. Dennis E. Stolz (5-18-1)–0.22917
226. Bill Mallory (15-51-0)–0.22727
226. Charlie Bradshaw (5-17-0)–0.22727
228. Denny Green (7-24-0)–0.22581
229. Raymond R. ‘Ray’ Nagel (6-22-1)–0.22414
230. Joe Tiller (13-46-0)–0.22034
231. Bill Curry (12-46-2)–0.21667
232. John Bunting (6-22-0)–0.21429
232. Lynn O. ‘Pappy’ Waldord (6-26-3)–0.21429
232. Dave McClain (5-21-2)–0.21429
232. Howard ‘Howie’ Odell (4-16-1)–0.21429
236. John D. Bridgers (7-26-0)–0.21212
237. Bill Dooley (9-35-1)–0.21111
238. Fisher DeBerry (7-28-1)–0.20833
238. Bill Lewis (5-19-0)–0.20833
240. Lou Tepper (4-17-1)–0.20455
240. Paul Hackett (4-17-1)–0.20455
242. Gerry DiNardo (10-39-0)–0.20408
243. Curley Hallman (5-20-0)–0.20000
244. Anton ‘Andy’ Pilney (4-18-1)–0.19565
245. Rich Brooks (15-66-2)–0.1927
246. Dan Hawkins (5-21-0)–0.19231
247. Marvin ‘Marv’ Levy (3-16-2)–0.19048
248. Jerry Claiborne (11-47-0)–0.18966
249. Don B. Faurot (6-28-1)–0.18571
249. Dee Andros (6-28-1)–0.18571
251. Don Fambrough (6-27-0)–0.18182
251. Pat Hill (6-27-0)–0.18182
253. Walt Harris (7-32-0)–0.17949
254. Dan Mullen (5-23-0)–0.17857
254. Brady Hoke (5-23-0)–0.17857
256. Jim Walden (9-44-1)–0.17593
256. Jack Bicknell (9-44-1)–0.17593
258. Bud Carson (4-19-0)–0.17391
258. Tommy West (4-19-0)–0.17391
258. Sparky Woods (4-19-0)–0.17391
261. Ray Goff (4-21-1)–0.17308
262. Harry A. Stuhldreher (5-24-0)–0.17241
262. Ray Willsey (5-24-0)–0.17241
264. Billy Brewer (6-30-0)–0.16667
264. Charlie Weis (5-25-0)–0.16667
264. Greg Schiano (4-20-0)–0.16667
264. Sylvester Croom (4-20-0)–0.16667
268. Jim Caldwell (4-21-0)–0.16000
269. Carl G. Snavely (4-26-2)–0.15625
270. Jim Colletto (4-24-1)–0.15517
271. Glenn Mason (11-61-0)–0.15278
272. Ron Meyer (3-19-1)–0.15217
273. Jerry Burns (3-17-0)–0.15000
273. Bill Lynch (3-17-0)–0.15000
273. John Gutekunst (3-17-0)–0.15000
276. Jim Sweeney (5-31-1)–0.14865
277. June Jones (4-23-0)–0.14815
277. Paul Rhoads (4-23-0)–0.14815
279. Steve Sloan (6-35-0)–0.14634
279. Jim Grobe (6-35-0)–0.14634
281. F.A. Dry (4-24-0)–0.14286
282. Arthur L ‘Art’ Guepe (4-27-1)–0.14062
283. John Jardine (3-21-1)–0.14000
284. Jeff Bower (5-31-0)–0.13889
284. Ron Turner (5-31-0)–0.13889
286. John Pont (3-19-0)–0.13636
287. Alex Agase (6-40-0)–0.13043
288. Charley Shira (3-23-1)–0.12963
289. Wayne Hardin (4-27-0)–0.12903
289. Lee Corso (4-27-0)–0.12903
291. Hal Mumme (3-21-0)–0.12500
292. Bobby Johnson (4-29-0)–0.12121
293. Joe Krivak (2-19-1)–0.11364
294. Pat Jones (4-33-0)–0.10811
294. Vince Gibson (4-33-0)–0.10811
296. Jim Wacker (4-39-0)–0.09302
297. Dirk Koetter (2-20-0)–0.09091
297. Jerry Pettibone (2-20-0)–0.09091
297. Mike McGee (2-20-0)–0.09091
297. Rockey Felker (2-20-0)–0.09091
297. Clay Stapleton (1-19-2)–0.09091
302. Watson Brown (4-42-0)–0.08696
302. Bob Stull (2-21-0)–0.08696
302. Bob Simmons (2-21-0)–0.08696
305. Cal Stoll (2-23-0)–0.08000
305. Fred Goldsmith (2-23-0)–0.08000
305. Guy Morriss (2-23-0)–0.08000
308. Phil Dickens (1-24-2)–0.07407
309. George MacIntyre (1-20-1)–0.06818
310. Louis L. ‘Lou’ Little (2-28-0)–0.06667
311. Dan McCarney (3-47-0)–0.06000
312. Larry Blakeney (1-20-0)–0.04762
312. Bernie A. Crimmins (1-20-0)–0.04762
314. LeVerne H. ‘Kip’ Taylor (1-21-0)–0.04545
314. Kim Helton (1-21-0)–0.04545
316. Jerry Moore (1-22-0)–0.04348
316. Jim Dickey (1-22-0)–0.04348
318. Ray Alborn (1-24-0)–0.04000
318. Bobby Wallace (1-24-0)–0.04000
320. Randy Edsall (1-27-0)–0.03571
321. Eugene ‘Buddy’ Teevens (0-20-0)–0.00000
321. Jerry Berndt (0-21-0)–0.00000
321. Charlie Weatherbie (0-21-0)–0.00000
321. Derek Dooley (0-22-0)–0.00000
321. Woody Widenhofer (0-37-0)–0.00000
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