We are back for a fourth straight year everyone! Yes, it’s time once again to power rank every single coach in college football by conference. Everyone knows that in the game of football, the head coach position is arguably the most important position on the team.

If the guy who is calling the shots doesn’t have a good football brain on his shoulders, there’s a good chance your favorite team is dragging ass on the college football field. Head coaching is extremely important in the game of football, especially in the college world where the guy is not only expected to produce on the field, but also win over high-profile recruits and convince them to join their squad.

Being a head coach of a college football team is pretty much a 24/7 job. You’re always having to recruit and if you aren’t recruiting, you’re practicing with your team or watching game film. There are a limited number of people who become successful head coaches in college football for a reason, it’s a difficult job. With all that said, these are the guys who are the best at their jobs ranked via conference for the fourth year in a row here at THE USB! There’s a great chance that whoever is ranked #1 on these lists will finish high when the season is all said and done. Those are the horses you are going to want to back.

SO HERE WE ARE EVERYONE!

THE FOURTH ANNUAL USB COLLEGE FOOTBALL HEAD COACH POWER RANKINGS!!!!!!!

Up next? The conference that is kind of like a Power 5 conference, but not really. Yes, it’s the AAC!!!!

 

 

12. Josh Heupel (UCF Knights)

Overall Record: 0-0
Record With Team: 0-0
Record in Bowls: 0-0
Championships (as a head coach): None
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: None
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 4th
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


 

11. Randy Edsall (UConn Huskies)

Overall Record: 99-113
Record With Team: 77-79
Record in Bowls: 3-4
Championships (as a head coach): Big East Conference Title (2010), Big East Conference Title (2007)
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: Maryland (2011-2015)
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 12th
Previous Rankings: 6th (2017)


 

10. Philip Montgomery (Tulsa Golden Hurricane)

Overall Record: 18-20
Record With Team: 18-20
Record in Bowls: 1-1
Championships (as a head coach): None
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: None
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 10th
Previous Rankings: 2nd (2017), 7th (2016), 8th (2015)


 

9. Scottie Montgomery (East Carolina Pirates)

Overall Record: 6-18
Record With Team: 6-18
Record in Bowls: 0-0
Championships (as a head coach): None
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: None
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 8th
Previous Rankings: 12th (2017), 11th (2016)


 

8. Willie Fritz (Tulane Green Wave)

Overall Record: 163-84
Record With Team: 9-15
Record in Bowls: 0-0
Championships (as a head coach): Sun Belt Conference Title (2014)
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: Georgia Southern (2014-2015)
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 3rd
Previous Rankings: 11th (2017), 10th (2016)


 

7. Luke Fickell (Cincinnati Bearcats)

Overall Record: 10-15
Record With Team: 4-8
Record in Bowls: 0-1
Championships (as a head coach): None
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: Ohio State (2011)
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 1st
Previous Rankings: 7th (2017)


 

6. Sonny Dykes (SMU Mustangs)

Overall Record: 41-46
Record With Team: 0-1
Record in Bowls: 1-2
Championships (as a head coach): WAC Conference Title (2011)
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: Louisiana Tech (2010-2012), California (2013-2016)
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 7th
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


 

5. Ken Niumatalolo (Navy Midshipmen)

Overall Record: 84-48
Record With Team: 84-48
Record in Bowls: 5-5
Championships (as a head coach): None
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: None
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 11th
Previous Rankings: 1st (2017), 2nd (2016)


 

4. Geoff Collins (Temple Owls)

Overall Record: 7-6
Record With Team: 7-6
Record in Bowls: 1-0
Championships (as a head coach): None
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: None
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 6th
Previous Rankings: 9th (2017)


 

3. Major Applewhite (Houston Cougars)

Overall Record: 7-6
Record With Team: 7-6
Record in Bowls: 0-2
Championships (as a head coach): None
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: None
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 5th
Previous Rankings: 8th (2017)


 

2. Charlie Strong (USF Bulls)

Overall Record: 63-39
Record With Team: 10-2
Record in Bowls: 4-3
Championships (as a head coach): Big East Conference Title (2012), Big East Conference Title (2011)
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: Florida (2004), Louisville (2010-2013), Texas (2014-2016)
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 2nd
Previous Rankings: 5th (2017)


 

1. Mike Norvell (Memphis Tigers)

Overall Record: 18-8
Record With Team: 18-8
Record in Bowls: 0-2
Championships (as a head coach): None
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: None
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 9th
Previous Rankings: 3rd (2017), 8th (2016)