List of Arkansas Razorbacks football seasons
The Arkansas Razorbacks football team competes in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) representing the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
The University of Arkansas has continuously fielded an intercollegiate football team since the 1894 college football season. From 1894 to 1909, the team was known as the "Cardinals" and was the school's mascot was a redbird. The team's name and mascot changed for the 1910 season after head coach Hugo Bezdek proclaimed the undefeated 1909 team played "like a wild band of razorback hogs."
The Razorbacks have been a member of only two athletic conferences. From 1892 through 1914, Arkansas competed as a football independent without any conference affiliation. In 1915, the Razorbacks became a charter member of the Southwest Conference (SWC). Arkansas won 13 conference championships before withdrawing from the SWC after the 1991 season. The Razorbacks became a charter member of the Western Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). Since 1992, the Razorbacks have won 4 division titles and appeared in the SEC Championship Game 3 times.
The Razorbacks have competed in 39 bowl games, the first was a tie in the 1934 Dixie Classic against Centenary College of Louisiana. The Razorbacks's first bowl game win came against the William & Mary Indians in the Dixie Bowl. The Razorbacks have received votes in the final rankings in the AP Poll 28 seasons and Coaches' Poll in 27 seasons. In 1964, the Razorbacks finished #2 in both the AP and Coaches' polls and was named national champion, winning the Grantland Rice Trophy, by the Football Writers Association of America.
|1894||John C. Futrall||2–1|
|1895||John C. Futrall||1–0|
|1896||John C. Futrall||2–1|
|1897||B. N. Wilson||2–0–1|
|1898||B. N. Wilson||2–1|
|1903||D. A. McDaniel||3–4|
|1904||A. D. Brown||4–3|
|1905||A. D. Brown||2–6|
|1913||E. T. Pickering||7–2|
|1914||E. T. Pickering||7–2|
|1915||T. T. McConnell||7–2||1–1||T-2nd|
|1916||T. T. McConnell||4–4||0–2||T-5th|
|1917||Norman C. Paine||5–1–1||0–1–1||6th|
|1918||Norman C. Paine||3–2||0–1||T-6th|
|1919||James B. Craig||3–4||1–2||5th|
|1933||Fred Thomsen||7–3–1||4–1||1st[A 1]||T Dixie Classic|
|1946||John Barnhill||6–3–2||5–1||T-1st||T Cotton||16|
|1947||John Barnhill||6–4–1||1–4–1||T-5th||W Dixie|
|1954||Bowden Wyatt||8–3||5–1||1st||L Cotton||8||10|
|Frank Broyles (SWC) (1958–1976)|
|1977||Lou Holtz||11–1||7–1||2nd||W Orange||3||3|
|1978||Lou Holtz||9–2–1||6–2||T-2nd||T Fiesta||10||11|
|1979||Lou Holtz||10–2||6–1||T-1st||L Sugar||9||8|
|1980||Lou Holtz||7–5||3–5||T-6th||W Hall of Fame|
|1981||Lou Holtz||8–4||5–3||4th||L Gator||16|
|1982||Lou Holtz||9–2–1||5–2–1||3rd||W Bluebonnet||8||9|
|1984||Ken Hatfield||7–4–1||5–3||T-3rd||L Liberty|
|1985||Ken Hatfield||10–2||6–2||T-2nd||W Holiday||12||12|
|1986||Ken Hatfield||9–3||6–2||T-2nd||L Orange||16||15|
|1987||Ken Hatfield||9–4||5–2||T-2nd||L Liberty|
|1988||Ken Hatfield||10–2||7–0||1st||L Cotton||13||12|
|1989||Ken Hatfield||10–2||7–1||1st||L Cotton||13||13|
|1991||Jack Crowe||6–6||5–3||T-2nd||L Independence|
|1993||Danny Ford||6–4–1||4–3–1||T-2nd (West)|
|1994||Danny Ford||4–7||2–6||T-4th (West)|
|1995||Danny Ford||8–5||6–2||1st (West)||L Carquest|
|1996||Danny Ford||4–7||2–6||5th (West)|
|1997||Danny Ford||4–7||2–6||5th (West)|
|1998||Houston Nutt||9–3||6–2||T-1st (West)||L Florida Citrus||17||16|
|1999||Houston Nutt||8–4||4–4||T-3rd (West)||W Cotton||19||17|
|2000||Houston Nutt||6–6||3–5||T-5th (West)||L Las Vegas|
|2001||Houston Nutt||7–5||4–4||T-3rd (West)||L Cotton|
|2002||Houston Nutt||9–5||5–3||T-1st (West)||L Music City|
|2003||Houston Nutt||9–4||4–4||4th (West)||W Independence|
|2004||Houston Nutt||5–6||3–5||T-3rd (West)|
|2005||Houston Nutt||4–7||2–6||4th (West)|
|2006||Houston Nutt||10–4||7–1||1st (West)||L Capital One||16||15|
|8–5||4–4||T-3rd (West)||L Cotton|
|2008||Bobby Petrino||5–7||4–4||T-5th (West)|
|2009||Bobby Petrino||8–5||3–5||T-4th (West)||W Liberty|
|2010||Bobby Petrino||10–3||6–2||T-2nd (West)||L Sugar†||12||12|
|2011||Bobby Petrino||11–2||6–2||3rd (West)||W Cotton||5||5|
|2012||John L. Smith||4–8||2–6||6th (West)|
|2013||Bret Bielema||3–9||0–8||7th (West)|
|2014||Bret Bielema||7–6||2–6||7th (West)||W Texas|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title|
|†Indicates Bowl Coalition, Bowl Alliance, Bowl Championship Series (BCS) bowl, or College Football Playoff (CFP) game.
#Rankings from final Coaches Poll.
- The Southwest Conference did not award a conference championship in 1933.
- CFRC College Football Database - Arkansas. Retrieved 2013-Sept-24.