List of USC Trojans football seasons

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This is a list of seasons completed by the USC Trojans football team since its conception in 1888.

Seasons[edit]

Year Coach Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
Independent (1888–1921)
1888 Henry H. Goddard
Frank Suffel
2–0
1889 No coach 2–0
1891 No coach 1–2
1893 No coach 3–1
1894 No coach 1–0
1895 No coach 0–1–1
1896 No coach 0–3
1897 Lewis R. Freeman 5–1
1898 No coach 5–1–1
1899 No coach 2–3–1
1900 No coach 1–1–1
1901 Clair Tappaan 0–1
1902 No coach 2–3
1903 John Walker 4–2
1904 Harvey Holmes 6–1
1905 Harvey Holmes 6–3–1
1906 Harvey Holmes 2–0–2
1907 Harvey Holmes 5–1
1908 Bill Traeger 3–1–1
1909 Dean Cromwell 3–1–2
1910 Dean Cromwell 7–0–1
1914 Ralph Glaze 4–3
1915 Ralph Glaze 3–4
1916 Dean Cromwell 5–3
1917 Dean Cromwell 4–2–1
1918 Dean Cromwell 2–2–2
1919 Gus Henderson 4–1
1920 Gus Henderson 6–0
1921 Gus Henderson 10–1
Pacific Coast Conference (1922–1958)
1922 Gus Henderson 10–1 3–1 4th W Rose
1923 Gus Henderson 6–2 2–2 T-3rd
1924 Gus Henderson 9–2 2–1 T-4th W Christmas Festival
1925 Howard Jones 11–2 3–2 T-3rd
1926 Howard Jones 8–2 5–1 2nd
1927 Howard Jones 8–1–1 4–0–1 T-1st
1928 Howard Jones 9–0–1 4–0–1 T-1st
1929 Howard Jones 10–2 6–1 1st W Rose
1930 Howard Jones 8–2 5–1 2nd
1931 Howard Jones 10–1 7–0 1st W Rose
1932 Howard Jones 10–0 6–0 1st W Rose
1933 Howard Jones 10–1–1 4–1–1 3rd
1934 Howard Jones 4–6–1 1–4–1 7th
1935 Howard Jones 5–7 2–4 8th
1936 Howard Jones 4–2–3 3–2–2 T-3rd
1937 Howard Jones 4–4–2 2–3–2 7th
1938 Howard Jones 9–2 6–1 T-1st W Rose 7
1939 Howard Jones 8–0–2 5–0–2 1st W Rose 3
1940 Howard Jones 3–4–2 2–3–2 7th
1941 Sam Barry 2–6–1 2–4–1 8th
1942 Jeff Cravath 5–5–1 4–2–1 4th
1943 Jeff Cravath 8–2 5–0 1st W Rose
1944 Jeff Cravath 8–0–2 3–0–2 1st W Rose 7
1945 Jeff Cravath 7–4 5–1 1st L Rose 11
1946 Jeff Cravath 6–4 5–2 3rd
1947 Jeff Cravath 7–2–1 6–0 1st L Rose 8
1948 Jeff Cravath 6–3–1 4–2 3rd
1949 Jeff Cravath 5–3–1 4–2 T-3rd
1950 Jeff Cravath 2–5–2 1–3–2 7th
1951 Jess Hill 7–3 4–2 4th
1952 Jess Hill 10–1 6–0 1st W Rose 4 5
1953 Jess Hill 6–3–1 4–2–1 3rd
1954 Jess Hill 8–4 6–1 2nd L Rose 11 17
1955 Jess Hill 6–4 3–3 6th 12 13
1956 Jess Hill 8–2 5–2 T-2nd 15 18
1957 Don Clark 1–9 1–6 7th
1958 Don Clark 4–5–1 4–2–1 3rd
Athletic Association of Western Universities (1959–1967)
1959 Don Clark 8–2 3–1 1st 13 14
1960 John McKay 4–6 3–1 2nd
1961 John McKay 4–5–1 2–1–1 T-2nd
1962 John McKay 11–0 4–0 1st W Rose 1 1
1963 John McKay 7–3 3–1 2nd 16
1964 John McKay 7–3 3–1 T-1st 10 10
1965 John McKay 7–2–1 4–1 2nd 9 10
1966 John McKay 7–4 4–1 1st L Rose 18
1967 John McKay 10–1 6–1 1st W Rose 1 1
Pacific-8 Conference (1968–1977)
1968 John McKay 9–1–1 6–0 1st L Rose 2 4
1969 John McKay 10–0–1 6–0 1st W Rose 4 3
1970 John McKay 6–4–1 3–4 T-6th
1971 John McKay 6–4–1 3–2–1 2nd 20
1972 John McKay 12–0 7–0 1st W Rose 1 1
1973 John McKay 9–2–1 7–0 1st L Rose 2 4
1974 John McKay 10–1–1 6–0–1 1st W Rose 1 2
1975 John McKay 8–4 3–4 5th W Liberty 19 17
1976 John Robinson 11–1 7–0 1st W Rose 2 2
1977 John Robinson 8–4 5–2 T-2nd W Bluebonnet 12 13
Pacific-10 Conference (1978–2010)
1978 John Robinson 12–1 6–1 1st W Rose 1 2
1979 John Robinson 11–0–1 6–0–1 1st W Rose 2 2
1980 John Robinson 8–2–1 4–2–1 3rd 12 11
1981 John Robinson 9–3 5–2 T-2nd L Fiesta 13 14
1982 John Robinson 8–3 5–2 T-3rd 15
1983 Ted Tollner 4–6–1 4–3 4th
1984 Ted Tollner 9–3 7–1 1st W Rose 9 10
1985 Ted Tollner 6–6 5–3 T-4th L Aloha
1986 Ted Tollner 7–5 5–3 T-4th L Citrus
1987 Larry Smith 8–4 7–1 T-1st L Rose 17 18
1988 Larry Smith 10–2 8–0 1st L Rose 9 7
1989 Larry Smith 9–2–1 6–0 1st W Rose 9 8
1990 Larry Smith 8–4–1 5–2–1 2nd L John Hancock 22 20
1991 Larry Smith 3–8 2–6 8th
1992 Larry Smith 6–5–1 5–3 T-3rd L Freedom
1993 John Robinson 8–5 6–2 T-1st W Freedom 25
1994 John Robinson 8–3–1 6–2 T-2nd W Cotton 15 13
1995 John Robinson 9–2–1 6–1–1 T-1st W Rose 11 12
1996 John Robinson 6–6 3–5 T-5th
1997 John Robinson 6–5 4–4 T-5th
1998 Paul Hackett 8–5 5–3 T-3rd L Sun
1999 Paul Hackett 6–6 3–5 T-6th
2000 Paul Hackett 5–7 2–6 T-8th
2001 Pete Carroll 6–6 5–3 5th L Las Vegas
2002 Pete Carroll 11–2 7–1 T-1st W Orange 4 4
2003 Pete Carroll 12–1 7–1 1st W Rose 2 1
2004 Pete Carroll 11–0* 8–0* 1st W Orange * 1
2005 Pete Carroll 0–0* 0–0* 1st L Rose * 2
2006 Pete Carroll 11–2 7–2 T-1st W Rose 4 4
2007 Pete Carroll 11–2 7–2 T-1st W Rose 2 3
2008 Pete Carroll 12–1 8–1 1st W Rose 2 3
2009 Pete Carroll 9–4 5–4 T-5th W Emerald 20 22
2010 Lane Kiffin 8–5 5–4 T-3rd
Pac-12 Conference (2011–present)
2011 Lane Kiffin 10–2 7–2 1st (South) † 6
2012 Lane Kiffin 7–6 5–4 T-2nd (South) L Sun
2013 Lane Kiffin
Ed Orgeron
Clay Helton
10–4 6–3 T-2nd (South) W Las Vegas 19 19
2014 Steve Sarkisian 9–4 6–3 T-2nd (South) W Holiday 21 20
2015 Steve Sarkisian
Clay Helton
8–6 6–3 T-1st (South) L Holiday
2016 Clay Helton 10–3 7–2 2nd (South) W Rose 5 3
2017 Clay Helton 11–3 8–1 1st (South) L Cotton 10 12
Total: 833–339–54
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth
  • In 2010 NCAA imposed sanctions against the Trojan football program and vacated the last 2 wins in 2004, all 12 wins and 1 loss from 2005, 2004 BCS Championship and Pacific-10 Conference titles from both years.

† – USC ineligible for championship and post-season due to NCAA sanctions [1]

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