Welcome back everyone. It’s been a year since I’ve written anything on the beloved intraweb, so it’s time for me to get my feet wet once more. I wasn’t planning on writing EVER AGAIN because I’m selfish as shit and I really wanted to keep my exclusive football hot takes all to myself. However, I was hammered with email after endless email (NOT) just begging me to come back one more time for the SIXTH ANNUAL COLLEGE FOOTBALL HEAD COACH RANKINGS!!!!

This is a list that I have done for over five years in a row and it’s a great barometer for where your team is at as we turn our car noses towards the start of football season (….I think).

So with that bullshit out of the way, here’s the reason you clicked on this damn thing to begin with……..

 

(THIS YEAR’S LIST IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF ONE OF MY WRITING MENTORS, LARRY THOMAS CSONKA! Csonka was always one of my biggest supporters when it came to writing and I’m dusting off my keyboard to knock this list out for him. I miss you Larry and I can’t wait until we run into each other again brother.)

 

Sixth Annual College Football Head Coach Power Rankings

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11. Jeff Scott (USF Bulls)

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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: 9th
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


 

10. Ryan Silverfield (Memphis Tigers)

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Overall Record: 0-1
Record With Team: 0-1
Record in Bowls: 0-1
Championships (as a head coach): None
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: None
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 3rd
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


 

9. Mike Houston (East Carolina Pirates)

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Overall Record: 4-8
Record With Team: 4-8
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: 12th (2019)


 

8. Philip Montgomery (Tulsa Golden Hurricanes)

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Overall Record: 25-37
Record With Team: 25-37
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: 9th (2019), 10th (2018), 2nd (2017), 7th (2016), 8th (2015)


 

7. Dana Holgorsen (Houston Cougars)

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Overall Record: 65-49
Record With Team: 4-8
Record in Bowls: 2-5
Championships (as a head coach): Big East Conference Title (2011)
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: West Virginia (2011-2018)
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 4th
Previous Rankings: 4th (2019)


 

6. Willie Fritz (Tulane Green Wave)

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Overall Record: 40-34
Record With Team: 23-27
Record in Bowls: 2-0
Championships (as a head coach): Sun Belt Conference Title (2014)
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: Georgia Southern (2014-2015)
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 2nd
Previous Rankings: 6th (2019), 8th (2018), 11th (2017), 10th (2016)


 

5. Rod Carey (Temple Owls)

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Overall Record: 60-35
Record With Team: 8-5
Record in Bowls: 0-7
Championships (as a head coach): MAC Conference Title (2014), MAC Conference Title (2018)
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: Northern Illinois (2012-2018)
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 8th
Previous Rankings: 5th (2019)


 

4. Sonny Dykes (SMU Mustangs)

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Overall Record: 56-56
Record With Team: 15-11
Record in Bowls: 1-3
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: 7th (2019), 6th (2018)


 

3. Josh Heupel (UCF Knights)

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Overall Record: 22-4
Record With Team: 22-4
Record in Bowls: 1-1
Championships (as a head coach): AAC Conference Title (2018)
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: None
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 6th
Previous Rankings: 1st (2019), 12th (2018)


 

2. Ken Niumatalolo (Navy Midshipmen)

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Overall Record: 98-60
Record With Team: 98-60
Record in Bowls: 6-5
Championships (as a head coach): None
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: None
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 12th
Previous Rankings: 10th (2019), 5th (2018), 1st (2017), 2nd (2016)


 

1. Luke Fickell (Cincinnati Bearcats)

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Overall Record: 32-20
Record With Team: 26-13
Record in Bowls: 2-1
Championships (as a head coach): None
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: Ohio State – INTERIM (2011)
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 1st
Previous Rankings: 2nd (2019), 7th (2018), 7th (2017)