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 was once considered “dead and buried” as far as being elite in the sport and all of a sudden is back on top of college football once again. Yes, I’m talking about THE BIG 10!!!!!!

 

 

14. Scott Frost (Nebraska Cornhuskers)

Overall Record: 19-7
Record With Team: 0-0
Record in Bowls: 1-1
Championships (as a head coach): AAC Conference Title (2017)
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: UCF (2016-2017)
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 4th
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


 

13. Lovie Smith (Illinois Fighting Illini)

Overall Record: 5-19
Record With Team: 5-19
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: 13th (2017), 10th (2016)


 

12. Chris Ash (Rutgers Scarlet Knights)

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: 13th
Previous Rankings: 14th (2017), 13th (2016)


 

11. Tom Allen (Indiana Hoosiers)

Overall Record: 5-8
Record With Team: 5-8
Record in Bowls: 0-1
Championships (as a head coach): None
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: None
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 10th
Previous Rankings: 11th (2017)


 

10. P.J. Fleck (Minnesota Golden Gophers)

Overall Record: 35-29
Record With Team: 5-7
Record in Bowls: 1-2
Championships (as a head coach): MAC Conference Title (2016)
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: Western Michigan (2013-2016)
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 7th
Previous Rankings: 9th (2017)


 

9. D.J. Durkin (Maryland Terrapins)

Overall Record: 11-15
Record With Team: 10-15
Record in Bowls: 1-1
Championships (as a head coach): None
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: Florida (Interim, 2014)
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 5th
Previous Rankings: 8th (2017), 11th (2016)


 

8. Jeff Brohm (Purdue Boilermakers)

Overall Record: 37-16
Record With Team: 7-6
Record in Bowls: 4-0
Championships (as a head coach): Conference USA Conference Title (2016), Conference USA Conference Title (2015)
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: Western Kentucky (2014-2016)
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 11th
Previous Rankings: 10th (2017)


 

7. Kirk Ferentz (Iowa Hawkeyes)

Overall Record: 115-118
Record With Team: 143-97
Record in Bowls: 7-8
Championships (as a head coach): BIG 10 Conference Title (2004), BIG 10 Conference Title (2002)
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: None
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 8th
Previous Rankings: 6th (2017), 4th (2016), 6th (2015)


 

6. Jim Harbaugh (Michigan Wolverines)

Overall Record: 86-38
Record With Team: 28-11
Record in Bowls: 2-3
Championships (as a head coach): None
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: Stanford (2007-2010)
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 3rd
Previous Rankings: 3rd (2017), 3rd (2016), 2nd (2015)


 

5. Pat Fitzgerald (Northwestern Wildcats)

Overall Record: 87-65
Record With Team: 87-65
Record in Bowls: 3-5
Championships (as a head coach): None
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: None
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 14th
Previous Rankings: 7th (2017), 6th (2016), 9th (2015)


 

4. Mark Dantonio (Michigan State Spartans)

Overall Record: 118-62
Record With Team: 100-45
Record in Bowls: 6-5
Championships (as a head coach): BIG 10 Conference Title (2015), BIG 10 Conference Title (2013), BIG 10 Conference Title (2010)
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: Cincinnati (2004-2006)
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 6th
Previous Rankings: 12th (2017), 2nd (2016), 3rd (2015)


 

3. James Franklin (Penn State Nittany Lions)

Overall Record: 60-32
Record With Team: 36-17
Record in Bowls: 4-3
Championships (as a head coach): BIG 10 Conference Title (2016)
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: Vanderbilt (2011-2013)
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 2nd
Previous Rankings: 2nd (2017), 7th (2016), 5th (2015)


 

2. Paul Chryst (Wisconsin Badgers)

Overall Record: 53-26
Record With Team: 34-7
Record in Bowls: 4-1
Championships (as a head coach): None
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: Pittsburgh (2012-2014)
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 9th
Previous Rankings: 4th (2017), 5th (2016), 11th (2015)


 

1. Urban Meyer (Ohio State Buckeyes)

Overall Record: 177-31
Record With Team: 73-8
Record in Bowls: 11-3
Championships (as a head coach): National Championship (2014), National Championship (2008), National Championship (2006), BIG 10 Conference Title (2017), BIG 10 Conference Title (2014), SEC Conference Title (2008), SEC Conference Title (2006), Mountain West Conference Title (2004), Mountain West Conference Title (2003)
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: Florida (2005-2010), Utah (2003-2004), Bowling Green (2001-2002)
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 1st
Previous Rankings: 1st (2017), 1st (2016), 1st (2015)