List of North Carolina Tar Heels football seasons

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Kenan Memorial Stadium, where the Tar Heels have played since 1927

This is a list of seasons completed by the North Carolina Tar Heels football team of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS). Since the team's creation in 1888, the Tar Heels have participated in more than 1,100 officially-sanctioned games, including 30 bowl games.

The Tar Heels have been a member of a few conferences. Initially competing as an independent school, North Carolina joined the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association in 1895, where it was a member until 1921. Between 1922 and 1952, the Tar Heels competed in the Southern Conference, where it won 3 conference championships. In 1953, North Carolina joined the Atlantic Coast Conference as a founding member, where it has been a member ever since.

Seasons[edit]

Conference Champions Bowl game berth Division Champions
Year Coach(es) Conference Conference finish[1] Record[2] Bowl/Postseason[3] Final ranking
Wins Losses Ties AP
[4]
Coaches'
[4]
North Carolina Tar Heels
1888 Hector Cowan Ind 1 3 0 N/A N/A
1889 No coach Ind 1 1 0 N/A N/A
1891 William P. Graves Ind 0 2 0 N/A N/A
1892 No coach Ind 5 1 0 N/A N/A
1893 Ind 3 4 0 N/A N/A
1894 Vernon K. Irvine Ind 6 3 0 N/A N/A
1895 Thomas Trenchard SIAA 7 1 1 N/A N/A
1896 Gordon Johnston SIAA 3 4 1 N/A N/A
1897 William A. Reynolds SIAA 7 3 0 N/A N/A
1898 SIAA 9 0 0 N/A N/A
1899 SIAA 7 3 1 N/A N/A
1900 SIAA 4 1 3 N/A N/A
1901 Charles O. Jenkins SIAA 7 2 0 N/A N/A
1902 Herman Olcott SIAA 5 1 3 N/A N/A
1903 SIAA 6 3 0 N/A N/A
1904 Robert R. Brown SIAA 5 2 2 N/A N/A
1905 Bill Warner SIAA 4 3 1 N/A N/A
1906 Willis Kienholz SIAA 1 4 2 N/A N/A
1907 Otis Lamson SIAA 4 4 1 N/A N/A
1908 Edward L. Greene SIAA 3 3 3 N/A N/A
1909 Arthur Brides SIAA 5 2 0 N/A N/A
1910 SIAA 3 6 0 N/A N/A
1911 Branch Bocock SIAA 6 1 1 N/A N/A
1912 C. W. Martin SIAA 3 4 1 N/A N/A
1913 Thomas Trenchard SIAA 5 4 0 N/A N/A
1914 SIAA 10 1 0 N/A N/A
1915 SIAA 4 3 1 N/A N/A
1916 Thomas Campbell SIAA 5 4 0 N/A N/A
1919 SIAA 4 3 1 N/A N/A
1920 Myron Fuller SIAA 2 6 0 N/A N/A
1921 Bill Fetzer SIAA 5 2 2 N/A N/A
1922 SoCon 1st 9 1 0 N/A N/A
1923 SoCon 12th 5 3 1 N/A N/A
1924 SoCon 14th 4 5 0 N/A N/A
1925 SoCon 3rd 7 1 1 N/A N/A
1926 Chuck Collins SoCon 10th 4 5 0 N/A N/A
1927 SoCon 19th 4 6 0 N/A N/A
1928 SoCon 11th 5 3 2 N/A N/A
1929 SoCon 3rd 9 1 0 N/A N/A
1930 SoCon 8th 5 3 2 N/A N/A
1931 SoCon 13th 4 3 3 N/A N/A
1932 SoCon 17th 3 5 2 N/A N/A
1933 SoCon 3rd 4 5 0 N/A N/A
1934 Carl Snavely SoCon 2nd 7 1 1 N/A N/A
1935 SoCon 2nd 8 1 0 N/A N/A
1936 Raymond Wolf SoCon 2nd 8 2 0 N/A
1937 SoCon 2nd 7 1 1 19 N/A
1938 SoCon 4th 6 2 1 N/A
1939 SoCon 3rd 8 1 1 N/A
1940 SoCon 5th 6 4 0 N/A
1941 SoCon 11th 3 7 0 N/A
1942 Jim Tatum SoCon 4th 5 2 2 N/A
1943 Tom Young SoCon 5th 6 3 0 N/A
1944 Gene McEver SoCon 9th 1 7 1 N/A
1945 Carl Snavely SoCon 7th 5 5 0 N/A
1946 SoCon 1st 8 2 1 Lost 1947 Sugar Bowl vs. Georgia, 10-20 9 N/A
1947 SoCon 2nd 8 2 0 9 N/A
1948 SoCon 2nd 9 1 1 Lost 1949 Sugar Bowl vs. Oklahoma, 6-14 3 N/A
1949 SoCon 1st 7 4 0 Lost Cotton Bowl Classic vs. Rice, 13-27 16 N/A
1950 SoCon 7th 3 5 2
1951 SoCon 10th 2 8 0
1952 SoCon 12th 2 6 0
1953 George T. Barclay ACC T-3rd 4 6 0
1954 ACC 3rd 4 5 1
1955 ACC 4th 3 7 0
1956 Jim Tatum ACC 5th 0 9 1
1957 ACC 4th 6 4 0
1958 ACC 4th 6 4 0
1959 Jim Hickey ACC 2nd 5 5 0
1960 ACC 6th 3 7 0
1961 ACC 2nd 5 5 0
1962 ACC T-4th 3 7 0
1963 ACC 1st 9 2 0 Won 1963 Gator Bowl vs. Air Force, 35-0 19
1964 ACC T-3rd 5 5 0
1965 ACC T-5th 4 6 0
1966 ACC 8th 2 8 0
1967 Bill Dooley ACC 7th 2 8 0
1968 ACC 8th 3 7 0
1969 ACC T-3rd 5 5 0
1970 ACC T-2nd 8 4 0 Lost 1970 Peach Bowl vs. Arizona State, 26-48
1971 ACC 1st 9 3 0 Lost 1971 Gator Bowl vs. Georgia, 3-7 18
1972 ACC 1st 11 1 0 Won 1972 Sun Bowl vs. Texas Tech, 32-28 12 14
1973 ACC 6th 4 7 0
1974 ACC T-2nd 7 5 0 Lost 1974 Sun Bowl vs. Mississippi State, 24-26
1975 ACC 6th 3 7 1
1976 ACC 2nd 9 3 0 Lost 1976 Peach Bowl vs. Kentucky, 0-21
1977 ACC 1st 8 3 1 Lost 1977 Liberty Bowl vs. Nebraska, 17-21 17 14
1978 Dick Crum ACC 4th 5 6 0
1979 ACC 5th 8 3 1 Won 1979 Gator Bowl vs. Michigan, 17-15 15 14
1980 ACC 1st 11 1 0 Won 1980 Bluebonnet Bowl vs. Texas, 16-7 10 9
1981 ACC 2nd 10 2 0 Won 1981 Gator Bowl vs. Arkansas, 31-27 9 8
1982 ACC T-3rd 8 4 0 Won 1982 Sun Bowl vs. Texas, 26-10 18 13
1983 ACC 2nd 8 4 0 Lost 1983 Peach Bowl vs. Florida State, 3-28
1984 ACC 3rd 5 5 1
1985 ACC 5th 5 6 0
1986 ACC 2nd 7 4 1 Lost Aloha Bowl vs. Arizona, 21-30
1987 ACC 6th 5 6 0
1988 Mack Brown ACC 7th 1 10 0
1989 ACC 8th 1 10 0
1990 ACC 5th 6 4 1
1991 ACC 5th 7 4 0
1992 ACC 3rd 9 3 0 Won 1993 Peach Bowl vs. Mississippi State, 21-17 19 18
1993 ACC 2nd 10 3 0 Lost 1993 Gator Bowl vs. Alabama, 10-24 19 21
1994 ACC T-3rd 8 4 0 Lost 1994 Sun Bowl vs. Texas, 30-35 21
1995 ACC 5th 7 5 0 Won 1995 CarQuest Bowl vs. Arkansas, 20-10
1996 ACC 2nd 10 2 [A 1] Won 1997 Gator Bowl vs. West Virginia, 20-13 10 10
1997 Mack Brown/Carl Torbush ACC 2nd 11 1 Won 1998 Gator Bowl vs. Virginia Tech, 42-3 6 4
1998 Carl Torbush ACC T-4th 7 5 Won 1998 Las Vegas Bowl vs. San Diego State, 20-1
1999 ACC 9th 3 8
2000 ACC 6th 6 5
2001 John Bunting ACC 3rd 8 5 Won 2001 Peach Bowl vs. Auburn, 16-10
2002 ACC 8th 3 9
2003 ACC 9th 2 10
2004 ACC T-3rd 6 6 Lost 2004 Continental Tire Bowl vs. Boston College, 24-37
2005 ACC 4th Coast 5 6
2006 ACC 5th Coast 3 9
2007 Butch Davis ACC 4th Coast 4 8
2008[A 2] ACC 3rd Coast 0 (8) 5 Lost 2008 Meineke Car Care Bowl vs. West Virginia, 30-31
2009 ACC 4th Coast 0 (8) 5 Lost 2009 Meineke Car Care Bowl vs. Pittsburgh, 17-19
2010 ACC 3rd Coast 8 5 Won 2010 Music City Bowl vs. Tennessee, 30-27 (2OT)
2011 Everett Withers ACC 4th Coast 7 6 Lost 2011 Independence Bowl vs. Missouri, 24-41
2012 Larry Fedora ACC T-1st Coast 8 4 Ineligible
2013 ACC 5th Coast 7 6 Won 2013 Belk Bowl vs. Cincinnati, 39-17
2014 ACC 3rd Coast 6 7 Lost 2014 Quick Lane Bowl vs. Rutgers, 21-41
Total Totals through December 28th 2013, 670 504 54 (all games)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Overtime rules in college football were introduced in 1996, making ties impossible in the period since.[5]
  2. ^ UNC decided to vacate all of its wins in 2008 and 2009 following a NCAA investigation. Vacated wins are in parentheses.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2012 North Carolina Football. Goheels.com. Retrieved 24 September 2012.
  2. ^ North Carolina Yearly Totals. College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 24 September 2012.
  3. ^ North Carolina Bowl History. College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 14 September 2012.
  4. ^ a b North Carolina In the Polls. College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 14 September 2012.
  5. ^ Whiteside, Kelly (August 25, 2006). "Overtime system still excites coaches". USA Today. Retrieved 2008-09-29. 
  6. ^ "UNC files response to NCAA notice of allegations". Sports Illustrated. September 19, 2011. Retrieved 2012-09-14.