YEAR-BY-YEAR AFCA COACHES' POLL WINNERS 1950 - 2007

1950 - Oklahoma - Bud Wilkinson      1982 - Penn State - Joe Paterno
1951 - Tennessee - Bob Neyland 1983 - Miami - Howard Schnellenberger
1952 - Michigan State - Biggie Munn 1984 - BYU - LaVell Edwards
1953 - Maryland - Jim Tatum 1985 - Oklahoma - Barry Switzer
1954 - UCLA - Red Sanders 1986 - Penn State - Joe Paterno
1955 - Oklahoma - Bud Wilkinson 1987 - Miami - Jimmy Johnson
1956 - Oklahoma - Bud Wilkinson 1988 - Notre Dame - Lou Holtz
1957 - Ohio State - Woody Hayes 1989 - Miami - Dennis Erickson
1958 - LSU - Paul Dietzel 1990 - Georgia Tech - Bobby Ross
1959 - Syracuse - Ben Schwartzwalder 1991 - Washington - Don James
1960 - Minnesota - Murray Warmath 1992 - Alabama - Gene Stallings
1961 - Alabama - Bear Bryant 1993 - Florida State - Bobby Bowden
1962 - USC - John McKay 1994 - Nebraska - Tom Osborne
1963 - Texas - Darrell Royal 1995 - Nebraska - Tom Osborne
1964 - Alabama - Bear Bryant 1996 - Florida - Steve Spurrier
1965 - Michigan State - Duffy Daugherty 1997 - Nebraska - Tom Osborne
1966 - Notre Dame - Ara Parseghian 1998 - Tennessee - Phillip Fulmer
1967 - USC - John McKay 1999 - Florida State - Bobby Bowden
1968 - Ohio State - Woody Hayes 2000 - Oklahoma - Bob Stoops
1969 - Texas - Darrell Royal 2001 - Miami - Larry Coker
1970 - Texas - Darrell Royal 2002 - Ohio State - Jim Tressel
1971 - Nebraska - Bob Devaney 2003 - LSU - Nick Saban
1972 - USC - John McKay 2004 - USC - Pete Carroll
1973 - Alabama - Bear Bryant 2005 - Texas - Mack Brown
1974 - USC - John McKay 2006 - Florida - Urban Meyer
1975 - Oklahoma - Barry Switzer 2007 - LSU - Les Miles
1976 - Pittsburgh - Johnny Majors 2008 - Florida - Urban Meyer
1977 - Notre Dame - Dan Devine 2009 - Alabama - Nick Saban
1978 - USC - John Robinson  
1979 - Alabama - Bear Bryant  
1980 - Georgia - Vince Dooley  
1981 - Clemson - Danny Ford