The Florida Gators football team represents the University of Florida in the sport of American football. The university fielded its first official varsity football team in the fall of 1906, and has fielded a team every season since then, with the exception of 1943 during World War II. The University of Florida did not adopt the "Florida Gators" nickname for its sports teams until 1911, and the early Florida football teams were known simply as "Florida" or the "Orange and Blue." The football team played most of their home games at on-campus Fleming Field until 1930, when Florida Field was constructed.

During the early 1900s, the Florida football team competed in the Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the United States (IAAUS), but was not affiliated with an athletic conference. Later, Florida was a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association and the Southern Conference, before joining with a dozen other schools to establish the Southeastern Conference (SEC) in 1932. Since 1992, the Gators have competed in the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS, formerly known as "Division I-A"), and the Eastern Division of the SEC.

The list below list presents the season-by-season win–loss records of the Gators football team from its beginning, including its post-season bowl records.[1]

Seasons

Year Coach Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
Jack Forsythe (Independent) (1906–1908)
1906 Jack Forsythe 5–3
1907 Jack Forsythe 4–1–1
1908 Jack Forsythe 5–2–1
George E. Pyle (Independent) (1909–1911)
1909 George E. Pyle 6–1–1
1910 George E. Pyle 6–1
1911 George E. Pyle 5–0–1
George E. Pyle (SIAA) (1912–1913)
1912 George E. Pyle 5–2–1 0–2–1 16th
1913 George E. Pyle 4–3 2–2 T–8th
Charles J. McCoy (SIAA) (1914–1916)
1914 Charles J. McCoy 5–2 3–2 7th
1915 Charles J. McCoy 4–3 3–3 10th
1916 Charles J. McCoy 0–5 0–4 25th
Alfred L. Buser (SIAA) (1917)
1917 Alfred L. Buser 2–4 1–3 T–13th
Alfred L. Buser (Independent) (1918)
1918 Alfred E. Buser 0–1
Alfred L. Buser (SIAA) (1919)
1919 Alfred E. Buser 5–3 2–2 13th
William G. Kline (SIAA) (1920–1921)
1920 William G. Kline 6–3 1–2 16th
1921 William G. Kline 6–3–2 4–1–2 6th
William G. Kline (Southern) (1922)
1922 William G. Kline 7–2 2–0 5th
James Van Fleet (Southern) (1923–1924)
1923 James Van Fleet 6–1–2 1–0–2 3rd
1924 James Van Fleet 6–2–2 2–0–1 2nd
Harold Sebring (Southern) (1925–1927)
1925 Harold Sebring 8–2 3–2 8th
1926 Harold Sebring 2–6–2 1–4–1 T–19th
1927 Harold Sebring 7–3 5–2 6th
Charlie Bachman (Southern) (1928–1932)
1928 Charlie Bachman 8–1 6–1 3rd
1929 Charlie Bachman 8–2 6–1 4th
1930 Charlie Bachman 6–3–1 4–2–1 7th
1931 Charlie Bachman 2–6–2 2–4–2 15th
1932 Charlie Bachman 3–6 1–6 20th
Dennis K. Stanley (SEC) (1933–1935)
1933 Dennis K. Stanley 5–3–1 2–3 T–9th
1934 Dennis K. Stanley 6–3–1 2–2–1 7th
1935 Dennis K. Stanley 3–7 1–6 12th
Josh Cody (SEC) (1936–1939)
1936 Josh Cody 4–6 1–5 11th
1937 Josh Cody 4–7 3–4 8th
1938 Josh Cody 4–6–1 2–2–1 7th
1939 Josh Cody 5–5–1 0–3–1 12th
Thomas Lieb (SEC) (1940–1946)
1940 Thomas Lieb 5–5 2–3 8th
1941 Thomas Lieb 4–6 1–3 10th
1942 Thomas Lieb 3–7 1–3 9th
1944 Thomas Lieb 4–3 0–3 10th
1945 Thomas Lieb 4–5–1 1–3–1 T–10th
Raymond Wolf (SEC) (1946–1949)
1946 Raymond Wolf 0–9 0–5 12th
1947 Raymond Wolf 4–5–1 0–3–1 12th
1948 Raymond Wolf 5–5 1–5 T–10th
1949 Raymond Wolf 4–5–1 1–4–1 T–10th
Bob Woodruff (SEC) (1950–1959)
1950 Bob Woodruff 5–5 2–4 10th
1951 Bob Woodruff 5–5 2–4 T–9th
1952 Bob Woodruff 8–3 3–3 6th W Gator 15
1953 Bob Woodruff 3–5–2 1–3–2 9th
1954 Bob Woodruff 5–5 5–2 T–3rd
1955 Bob Woodruff 4–6 3–5 10th
1956 Bob Woodruff 6–3–1 5–2 3rd
1957 Bob Woodruff 6–2–1 4–2–1 T–3rd 17
1958 Bob Woodruff 6–4–1 2–3–1 T–8th L Gator 15 14
1959 Bob Woodruff 5–4–1 2–4 9th 19 19
Ray Graves (SEC) (1960–1969)
1960 Ray Graves 9–2 5–1 2nd W Gator 16 18
1961 Ray Graves 4–5–1 3–3 6th
1962 Ray Graves 7–4 4–2 5th W Gator
1963 Ray Graves 6–3–1 3–3–1 7th
1964 Ray Graves 7–3 4–2 T–2nd
1965 Ray Graves 7–4 4–2 3rd L Sugar 12
1966 Ray Graves 9–2 5–1 3rd W Orange 11
1967 Ray Graves 6–4 4–2 T–3rd
1968 Ray Graves 6–3–1 3–2–1 T–6th
1969 Ray Graves 9–1–1 3–1–1 4th W Gator 17 14
Doug Dickey (SEC) (1970–1978)
1970 Doug Dickey 7–4 3–3 T–5th
1971 Doug Dickey 4–7 1–6 T–8th
1972 Doug Dickey 5–5–1 3–3–1 6th
1973 Doug Dickey 7–5 3–4 T–5th L Tangerine 19
1974 Doug Dickey 8–4 3–3 T–4th L Sugar 12 15
1975 Doug Dickey 9–3 5–1 T–2nd L Gator
1976 Doug Dickey 8–4 4–2 T–3rd L Sun
1977 Doug Dickey 6–4–1 3–3 5th
1978 Doug Dickey 4–7 3–3 T–4th
Charley Pell (SEC) (1979–1984)
1979 Charley Pell 0–10–1 0–6 T–9th
1980 Charley Pell 8–4 4–2 T–4th W Tangerine 19
1981 Charley Pell 7–5 3–3 T–4th L Peach
1982 Charley Pell 8–4 3–3 T–6th L Bluebonnet
1983 Charley Pell 9–2–1 4–2 T–3rd W Gator 6 6
1984 Charley Pell
Galen Hall
9–1–1[a] 5–0–1[a] 1st[b] [b] 7 3
Galen Hall (SEC) (1985–1989)
1985 Galen Hall 9–1–1 5–1 T–1st[c] [c] [c] 5
1986 Galen Hall 6–5 2–4 T–7th
1987 Galen Hall 6–6 3–3 6th L Aloha
1988 Galen Hall 7–5 4–3 T–4th W All-American
1989 Galen Hall
Gary Darnell
7–5[d] 4–3[d] T–4th L Freedom
Steve Spurrier (SEC) (1990–2001)
1990 Steve Spurrier 9–2 6–1 1st[e] [e] 13
1991 Steve Spurrier 10–2 7–0 1st L Sugar 8 7
1992 Steve Spurrier 9–4 6–2 T–1st (East) W Gator 11 10
1993 Steve Spurrier 11–2 7–1 T–1st (East) W Sugar 4 5
1994 Steve Spurrier 10–2–1 7–1 1st (East) L Sugar 7 7
1995 Steve Spurrier 12–1 8–0 1st (East) L Fiesta 3 2
1996 Steve Spurrier 12–1 8–0 1st (East) W Sugar 1 1
1997 Steve Spurrier 10–2 6–2 T–2nd (East) W Citrus 6 4
1998 Steve Spurrier 10–2 7–1 2nd (East) W Orange 6 5
1999 Steve Spurrier 9–4 7–1 1st (East) L Citrus 14 12
2000 Steve Spurrier 10–3 7–1 1st (East) L Sugar 11 10
2001 Steve Spurrier 10–2 6–2 2nd (East) W Orange 3 3
Ron Zook (SEC) (2002–2004)
2002 Ron Zook 8–5 6–2 2nd (East) L Outback 24
2003 Ron Zook 8–5 6–2 T–1st (East) L Outback 25 24
2004 Ron Zook
Charlie Strong
7–5 4–4 T–3rd (East) L Peach 25
Urban Meyer (SEC) (2005–2010)
2005 Urban Meyer 9–3 5–3 T–2nd (East) W Outback 16 12
2006 Urban Meyer 13–1 7–1 1st (East) W BCS NCG 1 1
2007 Urban Meyer 9–4 5–3 3rd (East) L Capital One 16 13
2008 Urban Meyer 13–1 7–1 1st (East) W BCS NCG 1 1
2009 Urban Meyer 13–1 8–0 1st (East) W Sugar 3 3
2010 Urban Meyer 8–5 4–4 2nd (East) W Outback
Will Muschamp (SEC) (2011–2014)
2011 Will Muschamp 7–6 3–5 3rd (East) W Gator
2012 Will Muschamp 11–2 7–1 T–1st (East) L Sugar 10 9
2013 Will Muschamp 4–8 3–5 5th (East)
2014 Will Muschamp
D. J. Durkin
7–5 4–4 3rd (East) W Birmingham
Jim McElwain (SEC) (2015–2017)
2015 Jim McElwain 10–4 7–1 1st (East) L Citrus 25 25
2016 Jim McElwain 9–4 6–2 1st (East) W Outback 13 14
2017 Jim McElwain
Randy Shannon
4–7 3–5 5th (East)
Dan Mullen (SEC) (2018–2021)
2018 Dan Mullen 10–3 5–3 T–2nd (East) W Peach 6 7
2019 Dan Mullen 11–2 6–2 2nd (East) W Orange 7 6
2020 Dan Mullen 8–4 8–2 1st (East) L Cotton 12 13
2021 Dan Mullen
Greg Knox
6–7 2–6 6th (East) L Gasparilla
Total: 749–431–40
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth

[2] [3]

Notes

  1. ^ a b Pell was fired three games into the 1984 season. Assistant coach Galen Hall finished the season. Florida credits the first three games of the season to Pell and the final eight to Hall.
  2. ^ a b Florida was assessed a postseason ban following an NCAA investigation, and the SEC subsequently vacated any championship. The Sugar Bowl automatic bid for the conference champion was awarded to LSU. Under modern rules, LSU would be credited with the conference championship.
  3. ^ a b c Because of NCAA probation terms handed down the previous year, Hall's 1985 Florida Gators were ineligible to win the Southeastern Conference (SEC) title, receive a bowl bid, or appear on live television.
  4. ^ a b The season was Galen Hall's sixth and final season as the head coach of the Florida Gators football team; Hall was replaced as the Gators head coach after five games by his defensive coordinator, Gary Darnell.
  5. ^ a b Florida was ineligible to win the SEC title or receive a bowl bid because of lingering NCAA probation.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Florida Gators Football Record by Year".
  2. ^ CFRC College Football Database - Florida Archived 2015-02-03 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2013-Dec-03.
  3. ^ NationalChamps.net - Florida. Retrieved 2013-Dec-03.

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