List of Oklahoma Sooners football seasons
The Oklahoma Sooners college football team competes in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision, representing the University of Oklahoma in the Big 12 Conference. The Sooners have played their home games at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma since 1923.
The Sooners claim seven national championships. They have also recorded 44 total conference championships, twelve undefeated, untied seasons and the longest winning streak in Division I FBS history with 47 straight victories. The Oklahoma football program is one of the most successful programs in history, with 587 wins and a winning percentage of .763 since the end of World War II, leading the nation. Their total of 842 wins ranks sixth all-time in FBS history, and their all-time winning percentange of .720 ranks third among all teams with at least 600 games played.
Football was introduced to the university by John A. Harts in 1895. Harts was a student from Kansas who had played the game in his home state. The university had its first paid coach in Vernon L. Parrington, who led the Sooners to a record of nine wins, one loss, and two ties over four seasons. Bennie Owen brought Oklahoma to the national stage during his 22-year tenure as head coach. He retired with a 122–54–16 record, including four seasons in which the team went unbeaten. During Owen's tenure, Oklahoma became a charter member of the Southwest Conference, in which they remained for five years before leaving to join the Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association. The MVIAA conference would later transform into the Big Six, Big Seven, and finally the Big Eight Conference.
In 1947, Oklahoma promoted Bud Wilkinson, then an assistant coach, to head coach. Wilkinson led the Sooners to national championships in 1950, 1955, and 1956, as well as a stretch of 47 consecutive victories that began in 1953 and ended in 1957. Wilkinson's tenure included a streak of 13 consecutive conference championships (in addition to one by his predecessor). Oklahoma continued to perform well after Wilkinson left, but only returned to the national title picture following the hiring of Barry Switzer in 1973. Switzer began similarly to Wilkinson, with eight consecutive conference championships in addition to national championships in 1974 and 1975. Switzer added Oklahoma's sixth national championship in 1985.
After a decline that lasted more than a decade, Oklahoma again won the national championship in 2000, after coach Bob Stoops had been hired the previous year. By then Oklahoma had joined a new conference that combined the Big Eight Conference and four Texas schools of the Southwest Conference. Stoops has won eight conference championships, while no other team in the Big 12 has more than three. Through the 2013 season, Oklahoma has compiled an overall record of 842 wins, 312 losses, and 53 ties. The Sooners have won 44 conference championships and have appeared in 47 bowl games, most recently in the 2014 Sugar Bowl.
|1895||John A. Harts||0–1|
|1897||Vernon L. Parrington||2–0|
|1898||Vernon L. Parrington||2–0|
|1899||Vernon L. Parrington||2–1|
|1900||Vernon L. Parrington||3–1–1|
|Southwest Conference (1915–1919)|
|Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association (1920–1928)|
|Big Six Conference (1929–1947)|
|1938||Tom Stidham||10–1||5-0||1st||W Orange||4|
|1946||Jim Tatum||8–3||4-1||T-1st||W Gator||14|
|Big Seven Conference (1948–1958)|
|1948||Bud Wilkinson||10–1||5-0||1st||W Sugar||5|
|1949||Bud Wilkinson||11–0||5-0||1st||W Sugar||2|
|1950||Bud Wilkinson||10–1||6-0||1st||L Sugar||1||1|
|1953||Bud Wilkinson||9–1–1||6-0||1st||W Orange||5||4|
|1955||Bud Wilkinson||11–0||6-0||1st||W Orange||1||1|
|1957||Bud Wilkinson||10–1||6-0||1st||W Orange||4||4|
|1958||Bud Wilkinson||10–1||6-0||1st||W Orange||5||5|
|Big Eight Conference (1959–1995)|
|1962||Bud Wilkinson||8–3||7-0||1st||L Orange||7||8|
|1964||Gomer Jones||6–4–1||5-1-1||2nd||L Gator|
|1967||Chuck Fairbanks||10–1||7-0||1st||L Orange||3||3|
|1968||Chuck Fairbanks||7–4||6-1||T-1st||W Bluebonnet||10||11|
|1970||Chuck Fairbanks||7–4–1||5-2||T-2nd||T Bluebonnet||15||20|
|1971||Chuck Fairbanks||11–1||6-1||2nd||W Sugar||3||2|
|1972||Chuck Fairbanks||11-1||6-1||1st||W Sugar||2||2|
|1975||Barry Switzer||11–1||6-1||T-1st||W Orange||1||1|
|1976||Barry Switzer||9–2–1||5-2||T-1st||W Fiesta||6||5|
|1977||Barry Switzer||10–2||7-0||1st||L Orange||6||7|
|1978||Barry Switzer||11–1||6-1||T-1st||W Orange||3||3|
|1979||Barry Switzer||11–1||7-0||1st||W Orange||3||3|
|1980||Barry Switzer||10–2||7-0||1st||W Orange||3||3|
|1981||Barry Switzer||7–4–1||4-2-1||2nd||W Sun||14||20|
|1982||Barry Switzer||8–4||6-1||T-2nd||L Fiesta||16||16|
|1984||Barry Switzer||9–2–1||6-1||T-1st||L Orange||6||6|
|1985||Barry Switzer||11–1||7-0||1st||W Orange||1||1|
|1986||Barry Switzer||11–1||7-0||1st||W Orange||3||3|
|1987||Barry Switzer||11–1||7-0||1st||L Orange||3||3|
|1988||Barry Switzer||9–3||6-1||2nd||L Citrus||14||14|
|1991||Gary Gibbs||9–3||5-2||3rd||W Gator||14||16|
|1993||Gary Gibbs||9–3||4-3||4th||W John Hancock||14||17|
|1994||Gary Gibbs||6–6||4-3||4th||L Copper|
|Big 12 Conference (1996–present)|
|1996||John Blake||3–8||3-5||4th (South)|
|1997||John Blake||4–8||2-6||T-4th (South)|
|1998||John Blake||5–6||3-5||T-4th (South)|
|1999||Bob Stoops||7–5||5-3||T-2nd (South)||L Independence|
|2000||Bob Stoops||13–0||8-0||1st (South)||W Orange†||1||1|
|2001||Bob Stoops||11–2||6-2||2nd (South)||W Cotton||6||6|
|2002||Bob Stoops||12–2||6-2||T-1st (South)||W Rose†||5||5|
|2003||Bob Stoops||12–2||8-0||1st (South)||L Sugar†||3||3|
|2004||Bob Stoops||12–1||8-0||1st (South)||L Orange†||3||3|
|2005||Bob Stoops||8–4||6-2||2nd (South)||W Holiday||22||22|
|2006||Bob Stoops||11–3||7-1||1st (South)||L Fiesta†||11||11|
|2007||Bob Stoops||11–3||6-2||1st (South)||L Fiesta†||8||8|
|2008||Bob Stoops||12–2||7-1||T-1st (South)||L BCS National Championship Game†||5||5|
|2009||Bob Stoops||8–5||5-3||T-3rd (South)||W Sun|
|2010||Bob Stoops||12–2||6-2||T-1st (South)||W Fiesta†||6||6|
|2011||Bob Stoops||10–3||6-3||T-3rd||W Insight||15||16|
|2012||Bob Stoops||10–3||8-1||T-1st||L Cotton||15||15|
|2013||Bob Stoops||11-2||7-2||T-2nd||W Sugar†||6||6|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title|
|†Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game. #Rankings from final Coaches' Poll.|
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