List of Auburn Tigers football seasons

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Black & white image illustrating the spring 1892 Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama, now Auburn University, varsity football team.
The spring 1892 football team of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama (now Auburn University) was the school's first.[1][2][3]

The Auburn Tigers college football team competes as part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision, representing the Auburn University in the Western Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). Auburn has played their home games at Jordan–Hare Stadium in Auburn, Alabama since 1939.[4] The Tigers have won two national championships,[5]completed 7 perfect seasons, recorded 15 total conference championships, appeared in 38 post-season bowl games[6](winning 22),[6] and have appeared 5 times in the SEC Championship Game as the Western Division representative.[7] The Associated Press (AP) ranks Auburn eleventh in all-time Final AP Poll appearances.[8] With 733 wins, Auburn ranks 12th all-time in win-loss records in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision.[9]

Seasons[edit]

National Champions Conference Champions * Division Champions double-dagger Bowl game berth ^
Season Head coach
[10]
Conference
[11][12]
Season results Bowl result Final ranking
Conference finish Division finish
[A 1]
Wins Losses Ties Associated Press Poll
[A 2]
USA Today Coaches' Poll
[A 3]
Auburn Tigers
1892 George Petrie Independent 2 2 0 N/A N/A
1893 G.H. Harvey &
D.M. Balliet
Independent 3 0 2 N/A N/A
1894 F.M. Hall Independent 1 3 0 N/A N/A
1895 John Heisman Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association 2 1 0 N/A N/A
1896 SIAA 3 1 0 N/A N/A
1897 SIAA 2 0 1 N/A N/A
1898 SIAA 2 1 0 N/A N/A
1899 SIAA 3 1 1 N/A N/A
1900 †* Billy Watkins SIAA 1st * 4 0 0 N/A N/A
1901 SIAA 2 3 1 N/A N/A
1902 Robert Kent &
Mike Harvey
SIAA 2 4 1 N/A N/A
1903 Billy Bates SIAA 4 3 0 N/A N/A
1904 †* Mike Donahue SIAA 1st *|— 5 0 0 N/A N/A
1905 SIAA 2 4 0 N/A N/A
1906 SIAA 1 5 1 N/A N/A
1907 Willis Keinholz SIAA 6 2 1 N/A N/A
1908 Mike Donahue SIAA 6 1 0 N/A N/A
1909 SIAA 5 2 0 N/A N/A
1910 †* SIAA 1st * 6 1 0 N/A N/A
1911 SIAA 4 2 1 N/A N/A
1912 SIAA 6 1 1 N/A N/A
1913 †* SIAA 1st * 8 0 0 N/A N/A
1914 †* SIAA 1st * 8 0 1 N/A N/A
1915 SIAA 6 2 0 N/A N/A
1916 SIAA 6 2 0 N/A N/A
1917 SIAA 6 2 1 N/A N/A
1918 SIAA 2 5 0 N/A N/A
1919 * SIAA 1st * 8 1 0 N/A N/A
1920 SIAA 7 2 0 N/A N/A
1921 SIAA 5 3 0 N/A N/A
1922 Southern Conference 6th 8 2 0 N/A N/A
1923 Boozer Pitts SoCon 16th 3 3 3 N/A N/A
1924 SoCon 17th 4 4 1 N/A N/A
1925 Dave Morey SoCon 9th 5 3 1 N/A N/A
1926 SoCon 11th 5 4 0 N/A N/A
1927 SoCon 22nd 0 7 2 N/A N/A
1928 George Bohler SoCon 22nd 1 8 0 N/A N/A
1929 George Bohler &
John Floyd
SoCon 23rd 2 7 0 N/A N/A
1930 Chet A. Wynne SoCon 21st 3 7 0 N/A N/A
1931 SoCon 10th 5 3 1 N/A N/A
1932 * SoCon 1st * 9 0 1 N/A N/A
1933 Southeastern Conference 6th 5 5 0 N/A N/A
1934 Jack Meagher SEC 10th 2 8 0 N/A N/A
1935 SEC 4th 8 2 0 N/A N/A
1936 SEC 3rd 7 2 2 Tie 1937 Bacardi Bowl against the Villanova Wildcats, 7–7 ^ N/A
1937 SEC 3rd 6 2 3 Won 1938 Orange Bowl against the Michigan State Spartans, 6–0 ^ N/A
1938 SEC 7th 4 5 1 N/A
1939 SEC 5th 5 5 1 N/A
1940 SEC 5th 6 4 1 N/A
1941 SEC 11th 4 5 1 N/A
1942 SEC 7th 6 4 1 16 N/A
1943 Auburn did not field a football team for the 1943 season due to World War II
1944 Carl Voyles SEC 10th 4 4 0 N/A
1945 SEC 8th 5 5 0 N/A
1946 SEC 10th 4 6 0 N/A
1947 SEC 11th 2 7 0 N/A
1948 Earl Brown SEC 12th 1 8 1 N/A
1949 SEC 8th 2 4 3 N/A
1950 SEC 12th 0 10 0
1951 Ralph "Shug" Jordan SEC 6th 5 5 0
1952 SEC 12th 2 8 0
1953 SEC 5th 7 3 1 Lost 1954 Gator Bowl (January) to the Texas Tech Red Raiders, 13–35 ^ 17
1954 SEC 6th 8 3 0 Won 1954 Gator Bowl (December) against the Baylor Bears, 33–13 ^ 13
1955 SEC 2nd 8 2 1 Lost 1955 Gator Bowl to the Vanderbilt Commodores, 13–25 ^ 8 8
1956 SEC 5th 7 3 0 Ineligible
1957 †* SEC 1st * 10 0 0 Ineligible 1 2
1958 SEC 2nd 9 0 1 Ineligible 4 4
1959 SEC 5th 7 3 0 Ineligible 15
1960 SEC 4th 8 2 0 Ineligible 13 14
1961 SEC 7th 6 4 0
1962 SEC 6th 6 3 1
1963 SEC 2nd 9 2 0 Lost 1964 Orange Bowl to the Nebraska Cornhuskers, 7–13 ^ 5 6
1964 SEC 6th 6 4 0
1965 SEC 2nd 5 5 1 Lost 1965 Liberty Bowl to the Ole Miss Rebels, 7–13 ^
1966 SEC 8th 4 6 0
1967 SEC 7th 6 4 0
1968 SEC 3rd 7 4 0 Won 1968 Sun Bowl against the Arizona Wildcats, 34–10 ^ 16
1969 SEC 3rd 8 3 0 Lost 1969 Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl to the Houston Cougars, 7–36 ^ 20 15
1970 SEC 2nd 9 2 0 Won 1971 Gator Bowl (January) against the Ole Miss Rebels, 35–28 ^ 10 9
1971 SEC 2nd 9 2 0 Lost 1972 Sugar Bowl (January) against the Oklahoma Sooners, 22–40 ^ 12 5
1972 SEC 2nd 10 1 0 Won 1972 Gator Bowl against the Colorado Buffaloes, 24–3 ^ 5 7
1973 SEC 8th 6 6 0 Lost 1973 Sun Bowl to the Missouri Tigers, 17–34 ^
1974 SEC 2nd 10 2 0 Won 1974 Gator Bowl against the Texas Longhorns, 27–3 ^ 8 6
1975 SEC 6th 4 6 1
1976 Doug Barfield SEC 6th 4 7 0
1977 SEC 3rd 6 5 0
1978 SEC 3rd 6 4 1
1979 SEC 3rd 8 3 0 Ineligible 16
1980 SEC 9th 5 6 0 Ineligible
1981 Pat Dye SEC 6th 5 6 0
1982 SEC 3rd 9 3 0 Won 1982 Tangerine Bowl against the Boston College Eagles, 33–26 ^ 14 14
1983 †* SEC 1st * 11 1 0 Won 1984 Sugar Bowl against the Michigan Wolverines, 9–7 ^ 3 3
1984 SEC 3rd 9 4 0 Won 1984 Liberty Bowl against the Arkansas Razorbacks, 21–15 ^ 14 14
1985 SEC 5th 8 4 0 Lost 1986 Cotton Bowl to the Texas A&M Aggies, 16–36 ^
1986 SEC 2nd 10 2 0 Won 1987 Citrus Bowl to the USC Trojans, 16–7 ^ 6 8
1987 * SEC 1st * 9 1 2 Tie 1988 Sugar Bowl to the Syracuse Orangemen, 16–16 ^ 7 7
1988 * SEC 1st * 10 2 0 Lost 1989 Sugar Bowl to the Florida State Seminoles, 7–13 ^ 8 7
1989 * SEC 1st * 10 2 0 Won 1990 Hall of Fame Bowl against the Ohio State Buckeyes, 31–14 ^ 6 6
1990 SEC 4th 8 3 1 Won 1990 Peach Bowl to the Indiana Hoosiers, 27–23 ^ 19 19
1991 SEC 8th 5 6 0
1992 SEC 5th 5 5 1
1993 Terry Bowden SEC 1st 11 0 0 Ineligible 4
1994 SEC 2nd 9 1 1 Ineligible 9
1995 SEC T-2nd 8 4 0 Lost 1996 Outback Bowl to the Penn State Nittany Lions, 14–43 ^ 22 21
1996 SEC 3rd 8 4 [A 4] Won 1996 Independence Bowl against the Army Black Knights, 32–29 ^ 24 25
1997 SEC T-1st double-dagger 10 3 Won 1998 Peach Bowl (January) against the Clemson Tigers, 21–17 ^ 11 11
1998 Terry Bowden &
Bill Oliver
SEC 6th 3 8
1999 Tommy Tuberville SEC 5th 5 6
2000 SEC 1st double-dagger 9 4 Lost 2001 Citrus Bowl to the Michigan Wolverines, 28–31 ^ 18 20
2001 SEC T-1st double-dagger 7 5 Lost 2001 Peach Bowl to the North Carolina Tar Heels, 10–16 ^
2002 SEC T-2nd double-dagger 9 4 Won 2003 Capital One Bowl against the Penn State Nittany Lions, 13–9 ^ 14 16
2003 SEC 3rd 8 5 Won 2003 Music City Bowl against the Wisconsin Badgers, 28–14 ^
2004 †* SEC 1st * 1st double-dagger 13 0 Won 2005 Sugar Bowl against the Virginia Tech Hokies, 16–13 ^ 2 2
2005 SEC T-1st double-dagger 9 3 Lost 2006 Capital One Bowl against the Wisconsin Badgers, 10–24 ^ 14 14
2006 SEC T-2nd 11 2 Won 2007 Cotton Bowl Classic against the Nebraska Cornhuskers, 17–14 ^ 9 8
2007 SEC 2nd 9 4 Won 2007 Chick-fil-A Bowl against the Clemson Tigers, 23–20 ^ 15 14
2008 SEC T-4th 5 7
2009 Gene Chizik SEC T-4th 8 5 Won 2010 Outback Bowl against the Northwestern Wildcats, 38–35 ^
2010†* SEC 1st'* 1st double-dagger 14 0 Won 2011 BCS National Championship Game against Oregon Ducks, 22-19^ 1 1
2011 SEC 4th 8 5 Won 2011 Chick-fil-A Bowl against the Virginia Cavaliers, 43–24 ^
2012 SEC 7th 3 9
2013 * Gus Malzahn SEC 1st * 1st double-dagger 12 2 Lost 2014 BCS National Championship Game against the Florida State Seminoles, 31–34 ^ 2 2
2014 SEC T-4th 8 5 Lost 2015 Outback Bowl against the Wisconsin Badgers, 31–34 ^ 22 23
2015 SEC 7th 7 6 Won 2015 Birmingham Bowl against the Memphis Tigers, 31–10 ^
Total 726 412 45 (only includes regular season games)
23 15 2 (only includes bowl games; 40 appearances)
749 427 47 (all games)
References:[10]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Southeastern Conference introduced divisional play in 1992; the divisional winners advance to the SEC Championship Game to determine the conference champion.[7]
  2. ^ The Associated Press began conducting a weekly college football poll in 1936.[13]
  3. ^ The college football coaches' poll has been sponsored by multiple organizations since its creation in 1950. Its current sponsor is USA Today[14]
  4. ^ Overtime rules in college football were introduced in 1996, making ties impossible in the period since.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ F. Loyd Tate; P. G. Clark; G. M. Holley; C. N. Jones; Paul Vines, eds. (1897), Glomerata 1897 (Annual), 1, Nashville, TN: Brandon Printing, p. 126, retrieved 23 March 2011 
  2. ^ George Dunglinson, Jr.; John McDuffie, Jr.; W. M. Wilson; A. W. Merkel; H. McDonnell; W. H. McEniry; A. G. Jones; W. M. Shepard, eds. (1904), Glomerata 1904 (Annual), 7, Auburn, AL: Alabama Polytechnic Institute, p. 181, retrieved 23 March 2011 
  3. ^ "Auburn's football team". Auburn University. Retrieved 23 March 2011. 
  4. ^ Jordan–Hare Stadium Archived 2008-05-11 at the Wayback Machine. AuburnTigers.com. Accessed 2008-10-01
  5. ^ Auburn University (20 January 2011). "Athletic Championships Won by Gender and Sport as of Spring 2011". Auburn University. Retrieved 11 March 2011. 
  6. ^ a b Bowl/All-Star Game Records "All-Time Bowl Appearances & Victories Leaders," NCAA, July 2008. p. 281. Accessed 2008-10-01
  7. ^ a b 2008 SEC Football Championship Game SECSports.com, Accessed 2008-09-27.
  8. ^ AP Poll Archive. "Final AP Poll Appearances Summary". Retrieved 2008-10-01. 
  9. ^ All-Time Team Won-Lost Records "Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) Records," NCAA, July 2008. p. 70. Accessed 2008-09-27
  10. ^ a b 2007 Auburn Football Media Guide "History," Auburn University Sports Information, July 2008. pp. 133-147. Accessed 2008-10-01
  11. ^ Southern Conference history: Southern Conference Year-by-Year Statistics 2007 Southern Conference media guide. Southern Conference, Soconsports.com. p. 140–142. Accessed 2008-09-27.
  12. ^ SEC Annual Football Standings: 2008 SEC Football media guide (PDF p. 124–131) SEC communications department. Accessed 2008-09-27.
  13. ^ Associated Press (Writers and Broadcasters) Final Polls Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) Records, NCAA. July 2008. pp. 96-99 Accessed 2008-09-27.
  14. ^ USA Today/ESPN (Coaches) Weekly Poll Leaders Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) Records, NCAA. July 2008. pp. 101-105 Accessed 2008-09-27.
  15. ^ Whiteside, Kelly (August 25, 2006). "Overtime system still excites coaches". USA Today. Retrieved 2008-09-29.