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? A conference that has gone from a “basketball conference” to one that has shown up on the football field the last few seasons and made a name for themselves. Yes, it’s THE ACC!!!!!

 

 

14. Willie Taggart (Florida State Seminoles)

Overall Record: 47-50
Record With Team: 0-0
Record in Bowls: 0-1
Championships (as a head coach): None
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: Oregon (2017), USF (2013-2016), Western Kentucky (2010-2012)
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 3rd
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


 

13. Larry Fedora (North Carolina Tar Heels)

Overall Record: 77-53
Record With Team: 43-34
Record in Bowls: 3-5
Championships (as a head coach): Conference USA Conference Title (2011)
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: Southern Mississippi (2008-2011)
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 4th
Previous Rankings: 6th (2017), 3rd (2016), 8th (2015)


 

12. Dino Babers (Syracuse Orange)

Overall Record: 45-32
Record With Team: 8-16
Record in Bowls: 1-0
Championships (as a head coach): MAC Conference Title (2015)
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: Bowling Green (2014-2015)
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 9th
Previous Rankings: 12th (2017), 11th (2016)


 

11. Pat Narduzzi (Pittsburgh Panthers)

Overall Record: 21-17
Record With Team: 21-17
Record in Bowls: 0-2
Championships (as a head coach): None
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: None
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 8th
Previous Rankings: 7th (2017), 5th (2016), 13th (2015)


 

10. Steve Addazio (Boston College Eagles)

Overall Record: 44-44
Record With Team: 31-33
Record in Bowls: 2-3
Championships (as a head coach): None
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: Temple (2011-2012)
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 14th
Previous Rankings: 10th (2017), 14th (2016), 9th (2015)


 

9. Bronco Mendenhall (Virginia Cavaliers)

Overall Record: 107-60
Record With Team: 8-17
Record in Bowls: 6-6
Championships (as a head coach): Mountain West Conference Title (2007), Mountain West Conference Title (2006)
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: BYU (2005-2015)
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 13th
Previous Rankings: 14th (2017), 8th (2016)


 

8. David Cutcliffe (Duke Blue Devils)

Overall Record: 103-96
Record With Team: 59-67
Record in Bowls: 6-4
Championships (as a head coach): None
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: Ole Miss (1998-2004)
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 11th
Previous Rankings: 13th (2017), 7th (2016), 6th (2015)


 

7. Paul Johnson (Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets)

Record With Team: 75-54
Record in Bowls: 5-7
Championships (as a head coach): ACC Conference Title (2009)
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: Navy (2002-2007)
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 10th
Previous Rankings: 8th (2017), 12th (2016), 5th (2015)


 

6. Dave Clawson (Wake Forest Demon Deacons)

Overall Record: 111-108
Record With Team: 21-29
Record in Bowls: 2-2
Championships (as a head coach): MAC Conference Title (2013)
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: Bowling Green (2009-2013)
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 12th
Previous Rankings: 11th (2017), 13th (2016), 10th (2015)


 

5. Bobby Petrino (Louisville Cardinals)

Overall Record: 117-48
Record With Team: 75-27
Record in Bowls: 5-6
Championships (as a head coach): Big East Conference Title (2006), Conference USA Conference Title (2004)
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: Western Kentucky (2013), Arkansas (2008-2011)
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 7th
Previous Rankings: 4th (2017), 6th (2016), 4th (2015)


 

4. Dave Doeren (N.C. State Wolfpack)

Overall Record: 57-34
Record With Team: 34-30
Record in Bowls: 4-1
Championships (as a head coach): MAC Conference Title (2012), MAC Conference Title (2011)
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: Northern Illinois (2011-2012)
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 6th
Previous Rankings: 9th (2017), 9th (2016), 7th (2015)


 

3. Justin Fuente (Virginia Tech Hokies)

Overall Record: 45-31
Record With Team: 19-8
Record in Bowls: 2-1
Championships (as a head coach): AAC Conference Title (2014)
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: Memphis (2012-2015)
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 5th
Previous Rankings: 3rd (2017), 10th (2016)


 

2. Mark Richt (Miami Hurricanes)

Overall Record: 164-58
Record With Team: 19-7
Record in Bowls: 11-6
Championships (as a head coach): SEC Conference Title (2005), SEC Conference Title (2002)
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: Georgia (2001-2015)
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 2nd
Previous Rankings: 5th (2017), 4th (2016)


 

1. Dabo Swinney (Clemson Tigers)

Overall Record: 101-30
Record With Team: 101-30
Record in Bowls: 6-4
Championships (as a head coach): National Championship (2016), ACC Conference Title (2017), ACC Conference Title (2016), ACC Conference Title (2015), ACC Conference Title (2011)
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: None
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 1st
Previous Rankings: 1st (2017), 2nd (2016), 2nd (2015)