The following is a complete list of LSU Tigers football seasons through the 2018 season.[1][2] LSU competes as part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision, representing the Louisiana State University in the Western Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). LSU plays their home games at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.[3]

The LSU Tigers claim four national championships, all of which were awarded by the AP or Coaches' wire-service polls, Bowl Championship Series or College Football Playoff. They were selected as National Champions on three additional occasions, though the program does not claim these titles. LSU has won 15 conference championships with 12 being Southeastern Conference championships. LSU has 812 official wins ranking it twelfth all-time for Division I FBS teams.[4] The LSU Tigers first fielded a football team in 1893.[5][6][7]

Seasons

Year Coach Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs AP# Coaches°
Independent (1893–1895)
1893 Charles E. Coates 0–1 0–1 N/A
1894 Albert Simmonds 2–1 0–1 N/A
1895 Albert Simmonds 3–0 2–0 N/A
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (1896–1922)
1896 Allen Jeardeau 6–0 3–0 T–1st
1897 Allen Jeardeau 1–1 No games N/A
1898 Edmond Chavanne 1–0 1–0 2nd
1899 John P. Gregg 1–4 1–2 12th
1900 Edmond Chavanne 2–2 0–1 T–12th
1901 W. S. Borland 5–1 2–1 T–4th
1902 W. S. Borland 6–1 4–1 T–1st
1903 W. S. Borland 4–5 0–4 18th
1904 Dan A. Killian 3–4 1–2 11th
1905 Dan A. Killian 3–0 2–0 3rd
1906 Dan A. Killian 2–2–2 0–2–1 12th
1907 Edgar Wingard 7–3 2–1 7th W Bacardi
1908 Edgar Wingard 10–0 2–0 T–1st
1909 Joe Pritchard/John W. Mayhew 6–2 3–1 T–2nd
1910 John W. Mayhew 1–5 0–3 10th
1911 James Dwyer 6–3 1–1 5th
1912 James Dwyer 4–3 1–3 13th
1913 James Dwyer 6–1–2 1–1–1 8th
1914 E. T. MacDonnell 4–4–1 0–1–1 11th
1915 E. T. MacDonnell 6–2 3–1 3rd
1916 E. T. MacDonnell/Irving Pray/Dana X. Bible 7–1–2 2–1–1 7th
1917 Wayne Sutton 3–5 1–3 9th
1918 No team (World War I)
1919 Irving Pray 6–2 2–2 T–12th
1920 Branch Bocock 5–3–1 0–3 T–15th
1921 Branch Bocock 6–1–1 2–1–1 9th
1922 Irving Pray 3–7 1–2 T–11th
Southern Conference (1923–1932)
1923 Mike Donahue 3–5–1 0–3 18th
1924 Mike Donahue 5–4 0–3 T–19th
1925 Mike Donahue 5–3–1 0–2–1 18th
1926 Mike Donahue 6–3 3–3 T–10th
1927 Mike Donahue 4–4–1 2–3–1 11th
1928 Russ Cohen 6–2–1 3–1–1 6th
1929 Russ Cohen 6–3 3–1 10th
1930 Russ Cohen 6–4 2–3 16th
1931 Russ Cohen 5–4 2–2 7th
1932 Biff Jones 6–3–1 3–0 T–1st
Southeastern Conference (1933–present)
1933 Biff Jones 7–0–3 3–2 2nd
1934 Biff Jones 7–2–2 4–2 4th
1935 Bernie Moore 9–2 5–0 1st L Sugar
1936 Bernie Moore 9–1–1 6–0 1st L Sugar 2
1937 Bernie Moore 9–2 5–1 2nd L Sugar 8
1938 Bernie Moore 6–4 2–4 10
1939 Bernie Moore 4–5 1–5 10th
1940 Bernie Moore 6–4 3–3 6th
1941 Bernie Moore 4–4–2 2–2–2 7th
1942 Bernie Moore 7–3 3–2 6th
1943 Bernie Moore 6–3 2–2 2nd W Orange
1944 Bernie Moore 2–5–1 2–3–1 6th
1945 Bernie Moore 7–2 5–2 3rd 15
1946 Bernie Moore 9–1–1 5–1 3rd T Cotton 8
1947 Bernie Moore 5–3–1 2–3–1 8th
1948 Gaynell Tinsley 3–7 1–5 T–10th
1949 Gaynell Tinsley 8–3 4–2 5th L Sugar 9
1950 Gaynell Tinsley 4–5–2 2–3–2 9th
1951 Gaynell Tinsley 7–3–1 4–2–1 T–3rd
1952 Gaynell Tinsley 3–7 2–5 10th
1953 Gaynell Tinsley 5–3–3 2–3–3 8th
1954 Gaynell Tinsley 5–6 2–5 9th
1955 Paul Dietzel 3–5–2 2–3–1 9th
1956 Paul Dietzel 3–7 1–5 11th
1957 Paul Dietzel 5–5 4–4 7th
1958 Paul Dietzel 11–0 6–0 1st W Sugar 1 1
1959 Paul Dietzel 9–2 5–1 T–2nd L Sugar 3 3
1960 Paul Dietzel 5–4–1 2–3–1 8th
1961 Paul Dietzel 10–1 6–0 T–1st W Orange 4 3
1962 Charles McClendon 9–1–1 5–1 3rd W Cotton 7 8
1963 Charles McClendon 7–4 4–2 5th L Bluebonnet
1964 Charles McClendon 8–2–1 4–2–1 5th W Sugar 7 7
1965 Charles McClendon 8–3 3–3 6th W Cotton 8 14
1966 Charles McClendon 5–4–1 3–3 6th
1967 Charles McClendon 7–3–1 3–2–1 6th W Sugar
1968 Charles McClendon 8–3 4–2 T–3rd W Peach 19
1969 Charles McClendon 9–1 4–1 2nd 10 7
1970 Charles McClendon 9–3 5–0 1st L Orange 7 6
1971 Charles McClendon 9–3 3–2 6th W Sun 11 10
1972 Charles McClendon 9–2–1 4–1–1 3rd L Astro-Bluebonnet 11 10
1973 Charles McClendon 9–3 5–1 2nd L Orange 13 14
1974 Charles McClendon 5–5–1 2–4 9th
1975 Charles McClendon 5–6 2–4 T–6th
1976 Charles McClendon 7–3–1 3–3 7th
1977 Charles McClendon 8–4 4–2 T–3rd L Sun
1978 Charles McClendon 8–4 3–3 T–4th L Liberty
1979 Charles McClendon 7–5 4–2 T–3rd W Tangerine
1980 Jerry Stovall 7–4 4–2 T–4th
1981 Jerry Stovall 3–7–1 1–4–1 T–8th
1982 Jerry Stovall 8–3–1 4–1–1 2nd L Orange 11 11
1983 Jerry Stovall 4–7 0–6 9th
1984 Bill Arnsparger 8–3–1 4–1–1 2nd L Sugar 15 16
1985 Bill Arnsparger 9–2–1 4–1–1 T–3rd L Liberty 20 20
1986 Bill Arnsparger 9–3 5–1 1st L Sugar 10 11
1987 Mike Archer 10–1–1 5–1 2nd W Gator 5 5
1988 Mike Archer 8–4 6–1 T–1st L Hall of Fame 19
1989 Mike Archer 4–7 2–5 T–7th
1990 Mike Archer 5–6 2–5 T–7th
1991 Curley Hallman 5–6 3–4 T–6th
1992 Curley Hallman 2–9 1–7 6th (Western)
1993 Curley Hallman 5–6 3–5 5th (Western)
1994 Curley Hallman 4–7 3–5 4th (Western)
1995 Gerry DiNardo 7–4–1 4–3–1 4th (Western) W Independence 25
1996 Gerry DiNardo 10–2 6–2 T–1st (Western) W Peach 12 13
1997 Gerry DiNardo 9–3 6–2 T–1st (Western) W Independence 13 13
1998 Gerry DiNardo 4–7 2–6 5th (Western)
1999 Gerry DiNardo 3–8 1–7 6th (Western)
2000 Nick Saban 8–4 5–3 2rd (Western) W Peach 22
2001 Nick Saban 10–3 5–3 T–1st (Western) W Sugar 7 8
2002 Nick Saban 8–5 5–3 T–2nd (Western) L Cotton
2003 Nick Saban 13–1 7–1 T–1st (Western) W Sugar 2 1
2004 Nick Saban 9–3 6–2 2nd (Western) L Capital One 16 16
2005 Les Miles 11–2 7–1 T–1st (Western) W Peach 6 5
2006 Les Miles 11–2 6–2 T–2nd (Western) W Sugar 3 3
2007 Les Miles 12–2 6–2 1st (Western) W BCS NCG 1 1
2008 Les Miles 8–5 3–5 3rd (Western) W Chick-fil-A
2009 Les Miles 9–4 5–3 2nd (Western) L Capital One 17 17
2010 Les Miles 11–2 6–2 T–2nd (Western) W Cotton 8 8
2011 Les Miles 13–1 8–0 1st (Western) L BCS NCG 2 2
2012 Les Miles 10–3 6–2 2nd (Western) L Chick-fil-A 14 12
2013 Les Miles 10–3 5–3 3rd (Western) W Outback 14 14
2014 Les Miles 8–5 4–4 T–4th (Western) L Music City
2015 Les Miles 9–3 5–3 T–3rd (Western) W Texas 16 17
2016 Les Miles/Ed Orgeron 8–4 5–3 T–2nd (Western) W Citrus 13 14
2017 Ed Orgeron 9–4 6–2 3rd (Western) L Citrus 18 18
2018 Ed Orgeron 10–3 5–3 T–2nd (Western) W Fiesta 6 7
2019 Ed Orgeron 15–0 8–0 1st (Western) W Peach, W CFP NCG 1 1
2020 Ed Orgeron 5–5 5–5 4th (Western)
2021 Ed Orgeron 6-7 3-5 7th (Western) L Texas Bowl
Total: 812–415–47
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth

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