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!!!!!!!

 

 

12. Sean Lewis (Kent State Golden Flashes)

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: 5th
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


 

11. Mike Neu (Ball State Cardinals)

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: 7th
Previous Rankings: 10th (2017), 9th (2016)


 

10. Mike Jinks (Bowling Green Falcons)

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: 3rd
Previous Rankings: 8th (2017), 8th (2016)


 

9. Lance Leipold (Buffalo Bulls)

Overall Record: 122-29
Record With Team: 13-23
Record in Bowls: 0-0
Championships (as a head coach): None
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: None
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 12th
Previous Rankings: 11th (2017), 7th (2016)


 

8. Chuck Martin (Miami, OH Redhawks)

Overall Record: 90-40
Record With Team: 16-33
Record in Bowls: 0-1
Championships (as a head coach): None
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: None
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 11th
Previous Rankings: 3rd (2017), 11th (2016), 10th (2015)


 

7. Chris Creighton (Eastern Michigan Eagles)

Overall Record: 152-80
Record With Team: 15-34
Record in Bowls: 0-1
Championships (as a head coach): None
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: None
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 6th
Previous Rankings: 4th (2017), 13th (2016), 8th (2015)


 

6. Tim Lester (Western Michigan Broncos)

Overall Record: 46-29
Record With Team: 6-6
Record in Bowls: 0-0
Championships (as a head coach): None
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: None
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 2nd
Previous Rankings: 7th (2017)


 

5. Frank Solich (Ohio Bobcats)

Overall Record: 155-90
Record With Team: 97-71
Record in Bowls: 5-9
Championships (as a head coach): BIG 12 Conference Title (1999)
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: Nebraska (1998-2003)
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 10th
Previous Rankings: 2nd (2017), 2nd (2016), 2nd (2015)


 

4. John Bonamego (Central Michigan Chippewas)

Overall Record: 21-18
Record With Team: 21-18
Record in Bowls: 0-3
Championships (as a head coach): None
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: None
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 9th
Previous Rankings: 6th (2017), 6th (2016), 13th (2015)


 

3. Terry Bowden (Akron Zips)

Overall Record: 171-106-2
Record With Team: 31-44
Record in Bowls: 3-2
Championships (as a head coach): None
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: Auburn (1993-1998)
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 8th
Previous Rankings: 9th (2017), 4th (2016), 4th (2015)


 

2. Rod Carey (Northern Illinois Huskies)

Record With Team: 44-24
Record in Bowls: 0-5
Championships (as a head coach): MAC Conference Title (2014)
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: None
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 4th
Previous Rankings: 5th (2017), 1st (2016), 1st (2015)


 

1. Jason Candle (Toledo Rockets)

Overall Record: 21-7
Record With Team: 21-7
Record in Bowls: 1-2
Championships (as a head coach): MAC Conference Title (2017)
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: None
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 1st
Previous Rankings: 1st (2017), 5th (2016)