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? Those pesky Independent teams! Who needs a conference to play in? Not these guys……..

 

 

6. Turner Gill (Liberty Flames)

Overall Record: 66-78
Record With Team: 41-29
Record in Bowls: 0-1
Championships (as a head coach): MAC Conference Title (2008)
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: Buffalo (2006-2009), Kansas (2010-2011)
Conference Recruiting Rankings: Not ranked
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


 

5. Doug Martin (New Mexico State)

Overall Record: 46-97
Record With Team: 17-44
Record in Bowls: 1-0
Championships (as a head coach): None
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: Kent State (2004-2010)
Conference Recruiting Rankings: Not ranked
Previous Rankings: Not ranked in Independents


 

4. Mark Whipple (UMass Minutemen)

Overall Record: 133-95
Record With Team: 61-62
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: 4th (2017)


 

3. Kalani Sitake (BYU Cougars)

Overall Record: 13-13
Record With Team: 13-13
Record in Bowls: 1-0
Championships (as a head coach): None
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: None
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 2nd
Previous Rankings: 1st (2017), 2nd (2016)


 

2. Jeff Monken (Army Black Knights)

Overall Record: 62-42
Record With Team: 24-26
Record in Bowls: 2-0
Championships (as a head coach): None
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: None
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 3rd
Previous Rankings: 3rd (2017), 3rd (2016), 4th (2015)


 

1. Brian Kelly (Notre Dame Fighting Irish)

Overall Record: 219-91-2
Record With Team: 48-34
Record in Bowls: 6-4
Championships (as a head coach): Big East Conference Title (2009), Big East Conference Title (2008), MAC Conference Title (2006)
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: Central Michigan (2004-2006), Cincinnati (2006-2009)
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 1st
Previous Rankings: 2nd (2017), 1st (2016), 1st (2015)