Ranking Nebraska Football Teams

In this post I will simply list my ranking of each Nebraska Cornhusker Football Team over the past 50 years (1963 – 2012).

Rank-Year-Record-AP Rank-Coach

  1. 1995   12-0   #1   Osborne
  2. 1971   13-0   #1   Devaney
  3. 1994   13-0   #1   Osborne
  4. 1997   13-0   #2   Osborne
  5. 1970   11-0-1   #1 Devaney
  6. 1983   12-1   #2   Osborne
  7. 1999   12-1   #3   Solich
  8. 1993   11-1   #3   Osborne
  9. 1982   12-1   #3   Osborne
  10. 1965   10-1   #3   Devaney
  11. 1963   10-1   #3   Devaney
  12. 1984   10-2   #3   Osborne
  13. 2001   11-2   #7   Solich
  14. 1986   10-2   #4   Osborne
  15. 1972   9-2-1   #4   Devaney
  16. 1987   10-2   #6   Osborne
  17. 1996   11-2   #6   Osborne
  18. 2000  10-2   #7   Solich
  19. 1966   9-2   #6   Devaney
  20. 1964   9-2   #6   Devaney
  21. 1980   10-2   #7   Osborne
  22. 1977   10-2   #7   Osborne
  23. 1975   10-2   #9   Osborne
  24. 1988   11-2  #10   Osborne
  25. 1989   10-2   #11   Osborne
  26. 1969   9-2   #11   Devaney
  27. 1973   9-2-1  #7  Devaney
  28. 1974   9-3   #7   Osborne
  29. 1978   9-3   #8   Osborne
  30. 1981   9-3   #9   Osborne
  31. 1985   9-3   #10   Osborne
  32. 1977   9-3   #10   Osborne
  33. 1976  9-3-1  #7   Osborne
  34. 1992   9-3   #14   Osborne
  35. 1991   9-2-1  #15   Osborne
  36. 1990   9-3   #17   Osborne
  37. 2009   10-4   #14   Pelini
  38. 2003   10-3   #18   Solich
  39. 1998   9-4   #19   Solich
  40. 2010   10-4   #20   Pelini
  41. 2012   10-4   #25   Pelini
  42. 2011   9-4   #24   Pelini
  43. 2008   9-4   NR   Pelini
  44. 2005   8-4   #24   Callahan
  45. 2006   9-5   NR   Callahan
  46. 1968   6-4   NR   Devaney
  47. 1967   6-4   NR   Devaney
  48. 2002   7-7   NR  Solich
  49. 2004   5-6   NR   Callahan
  50. 2007   5-7   NR   Callahan

A NOTE:  Nebraska has had 48 winning seasons (and bowl appearances) in the past 50 years.  They have cracked the AP Top 25  43 out of 50 season and the Top 10  30 of the last 50.  However, Nebraska has not cracked the Top 15 since Solich’s failed National Championship bid in 2001.

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About Jesse Alber

Jesse Alber attained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Speech Communications with an Athletic Coaching Endorsement from Hastings College in May, 1993. From 1994 - 2000, Alber served in leadership roles in human resources, retail, and production. Alber enlisted in the U.S. Army in 2000. He served as a Armored Cavalry Scout and Troop Training Manager with A 3/7 CAV 3d ID until 2004. Alber deployed to Bosnia in 2001 and Kwait / Iraq in 2003. Alber served in the Army Reserves from 2005 - 2008. From 2004 - 2010 Alber served as the Adult Education Coordinator for Central Community College and Executive Director for the Hastings Literacy Program. Alber returned to Hastings College in 2010 to study Computer Science and Web Design. He is currently emploed as a Programming and Web Development Intern with Servi-Tech Industries. Alber will complete his program of study in the summer of 2012.
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