List of Minnesota Golden Gophers football seasons

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This is a list of seasons completed by the Minnesota Golden Gophers football program since the team's conception in 1882. The list documents season-by-season records, and conference records from 1896 to the present.

Seasons[edit]

National Champions Conference Champions Division Champions Bowl game berth
Season Conference Division Season results Bowl result Final ranking
Conference finish Wins Losses Ties AP Poll1 Coaches Poll2
Minnesota Golden Gophers football seasons
1882 Independent 1 1 0 N/A N/A
1883 Independent 1 2 0 N/A N/A
1886 Independent 0 2 0 N/A N/A
1887 Independent 2 0 0 N/A N/A
1888 Independent 1 1 0 N/A N/A
1889 Independent 3 1 0 N/A N/A
1890 Independent 5 1 1 N/A N/A
1891 Independent 3 1 1 N/A N/A
1892 Independent 4 1 0 N/A N/A
1893 Independent 6 0 0 N/A N/A
1894 Independent 3 1 0 N/A N/A
1895 Independent 7 3 0 N/A N/A
1896 Western3 5th 8 2 0 N/A N/A
1897 Western T–6th 4 4 0 N/A N/A
1898 Western 5th 4 5 0 N/A N/A
1899 Western T–6th 6 3 2 N/A N/A
1900 Western T–1st 10 0 2 N/A N/A
1901 Western 3rd 9 1 1 N/A N/A
1902 Western 3rd 9 2 1 N/A N/A
1903 Western T–1st 14 0 1 N/A N/A
1904 Western T–1st 13 0 0 N/A N/A
1905 Western T–2nd 10 1 0 N/A N/A
1906 Western T–1st 4 1 0 N/A N/A
1907 Western 5th 2 2 1 N/A N/A
1908 Western T–7th 3 2 1 N/A N/A
1909 Western 1st 6 1 0 N/A N/A
1910 Western T–1st 6 1 0 N/A N/A
1911 Western 1st 6 0 1 N/A N/A
1912 Western 4th 4 3 0 N/A N/A
1913 Western T–2nd 5 2 0 N/A N/A
1914 Western 2nd 6 1 0 N/A N/A
1915 Western 1st 6 0 1 N/A N/A
1916 Western 3rd 6 1 0 N/A N/A
1917 Western 2nd 4 1 0 N/A N/A
1918 Western T–4th 5 2 1 N/A N/A
1919 Western T–4th 4 2 1 N/A N/A
1920 Western 10th 1 6 0 N/A N/A
1921 Western 7th 3 4 0 N/A N/A
1922 Western 5th 3 3 1 N/A N/A
1923 Western 4th 5 1 1 N/A N/A
1924 Western 6th 3 3 2 N/A N/A
1925 Western 7th 5 2 1 N/A N/A
1926 Western T–6th 5 3 0 N/A N/A
1927 Western T–1st 6 0 2 N/A N/A
1928 Western 3rd 6 2 0 N/A N/A
1929 Western T–3rd 6 2 0 N/A N/A
1930 Western T–6th 3 4 1 N/A N/A
1931 Western 5th 7 3 0 N/A N/A
1932 Western 6th 5 3 0 N/A N/A
1933 Western T–1st 4 0 4 N/A N/A
1934 Western 1st 8 0 0 N/A N/A
1935 Western T–1st 8 0 0 N/A N/A
1936 Western T–2nd 7 1 0 1 N/A
1937 Western 1st 6 2 0 5 N/A
1938 Western 1st 6 2 0 10 N/A
1939 Western 7th 3 4 1 N/A
1940 Western 1st 8 0 0 1 N/A
1941 Western 1st 8 0 0 1 N/A
1942 Western T–5th 5 4 0 19 N/A
1943 Western 5th 5 4 0 N/A
1944 Western 4th 5 3 1 N/A
1945 Western T–8th 4 5 0 N/A
1946 Western 5th 5 4 0 N/A
1947 Western T–3rd 6 3 0 N/A
1948 Western 3rd 7 2 0 16 N/A
1949 Western 3rd 7 2 0 8 N/A
1950 Western 7th 1 7 1
1951 Western 7th 2 6 1
1952 Western 5th 4 3 2 12
1953 Big Ten 5th 4 4 1
1954 Big Ten 4th 7 2 0 20
1955 Big Ten 8th 3 6 0
1956 Big Ten 3rd 6 1 2 9
1957 Big Ten 8th 4 5 0
1958 Big Ten 9th 1 8 0
1959 Big Ten 10th 2 7 0
1960 Big Ten T–1st 8 2 0 1 1
1961 Big Ten T–2nd 8 2 0 Lost Rose Bowl vs. Washington, 17–7 6 6
1962 Big Ten 2nd 6 2 1 Won Rose Bowl vs. UCLA, 21–3 10 10
1963 Big Ten 9th 3 6 0
1964 Big Ten T–4th 5 4 0
1965 Big Ten T–3rd 5 4 1
1966 Big Ten 5th 4 5 1
1967 Big Ten T–1st 8 2 0 14
1968 Big Ten T–3rd 6 4 0
1969 Big Ten 4th 4 5 1
1970 Big Ten 7th 3 6 1
1971 Big Ten 7th 4 7 0
1972 Big Ten T–6th 4 7 0
1973 Big Ten 3rd 7 4 0
1974 Big Ten T–7th 4 7 0
1975 Big Ten T–7th 6 5 0
1976 Big Ten T–3rd 6 5 0
1977 Big Ten 5th 7 5 0 Lost Hall of Fame Classic vs. Maryland, 17–7
1978 Big Ten 5th 5 6 0
1979 Big Ten 6th 4 6 1
1980 Big Ten 5th 5 6 0
1981 Big Ten T–6th 6 5 0
1982 Big Ten 10th 3 8 0
1983 Big Ten 10th 1 10 0
1984 Big Ten 8th 4 7 0
1985 Big Ten 6th 7 5 0 Won Independence Bowl vs. Clemson, 20–13
1986 Big Ten T–3rd 6 6 0 Lost Liberty Bowl vs. Tennessee, 21–14
1987 Big Ten T–6th 6 5 0
1988 Big Ten 10th 2 7 2
1989 Big Ten 5th 6 5 0
1990 Big Ten 6th 6 5 0
1991 Big Ten 10th 2 9 0
1992 Big Ten 10th 2 9 0
1993 Big Ten 9th 4 7 0
1994 Big Ten 10th 3 8 0
1995 Big Ten 10th 3 8 0
1996 Big Ten T–9th 4 7 0
1997 Big Ten T–9th 3 9 0
1998 Big Ten T–7th 5 6 0
1999 Big Ten T–5th 8 4 0 Lost Sun Bowl vs. Oregon, 24–20
2000 Big Ten T–5th 6 6 0 Lost MicronPC.com Bowl vs. NC State, 38–30
2001 Big Ten T–10th 4 7 0
2002 Big Ten 7th 8 5 0 Won Music City Bowl vs. Arkansas, 29–14
2003 Big Ten T–4th 10 3 0 Won Sun Bowl vs. Oregon, 31–30 20 17
2004 Big Ten 8th 7 5 0 Won Music City Bowl vs. Alabama, 20–16
2005 Big Ten 7th 7 5 0 Lost Music City Bowl vs. Virginia, 34–31
2006 Big Ten T–6th 6 7 0 Lost Insight Bowl vs. Texas Tech, 44–41
2007 Big Ten 11th 1 11 0
2008 Big Ten T–6th 7 6 0 Lost Insight Bowl vs. Kansas, 42–21
2009 Big Ten 8th 6 7 0 Lost Insight Bowl vs. Iowa State, 14–13
2010 Big Ten T–9th 3 9 0
2011 Big Ten Legends 6th 3 9 0
2012 Big Ten Legends 5th 6 7 0 Lost Car Care Bowl vs. Texas Tech, 34–31
2013 Big Ten Legends 6th 8 5 0 Lost 2013 Texas Bowl vs. Syracuse, 21–17
Total 655 491 44 (only includes regular season games)
5 11 0 (only includes bowl games)
660 493 44 (all games)

[1]

  1. The AP Poll was introduced in 1936. Thus, there are no polls for previous seasons.
  2. The Coaches Poll was introduced in 1950. Therefore, polls for prior seasons do not exist.
  3. The Big Ten was unofficially named The Western Conference from its inception till 1949
  4. Overtime rules in were introduced in 1996, making ties impossible.

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