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

BIG 10

 

 

14. Greg Schiano (Rutgers Scarlet Knights)

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Overall Record: 68-67
Record With Team: 68-67
Record in Bowls: 5-1
Championships (as a head coach): None
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: None
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 13th
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


 

13. Mike Locksley (Maryland Terrapins)

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Overall Record: 6-40
Record With Team: 4-14
Record in Bowls: 0-0
Championships (as a head coach): None
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: New Mexico (2009-2011)
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 6th
Previous Rankings: 14th (2019)


 

12. Pat Fitzgerald (Northwestern Wildcats)

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Overall Record: 99-79
Record With Team: 99-79
Record in Bowls: 4-5
Championships (as a head coach): None
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: None
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 11th
Previous Rankings: 2nd (2019), 5th (2018), 7th (2017), 6th (2016), 9th (2015)


 

11. Mel Tucker (Michigan State Spartans)

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Overall Record: 5-7
Record With Team: 0-0
Record in Bowls: 0-0
Championships (as a head coach): None
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: Colorado (2019)
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 10th
Previous Rankings: Not ranked in BIG 10


 

10. Jeff Brohm (Purdue Boilermakers)

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Overall Record: 47-31
Record With Team: 17-21
Record in Bowls: 3-1
Championships (as a head coach): C-USA Conference TItle (2016), C-USA Conference Title (2015)
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: Western Kentucky (2014-2016)
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 7th
Previous Rankings: 6th (2019), 8th (2018), 10th (2017)


 

9. Scott Frost (Nebraska Cornhuskers)

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Overall Record: 28-22
Record With Team: 9-15
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: 9th (2019), 14th (2018)


 

8. Lovie Smith (Illinois Fighting Illini)

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Overall Record: 15-34
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: 14th
Previous Rankings: 12th (2019), 13th (2018), 13th (2017), 10th (2016)


 

7. Tom Allen (Indiana Hoosiers)

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Overall Record: 18-20
Record With Team: 18-20
Record in Bowls: 0-2
Championships (as a head coach): None
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: None
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 12th
Previous Rankings: 10th (2019), 11th (2018), 11th (2017)


 

6. Kirk Ferentz (Iowa Hawkeyes)

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Overall Record: 162-104
Record With Team: 162-104
Record in Bowls: 9-8
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: 5th (2019), 7th (2018), 6th (2017), 4th (2016), 6th (2015)


 

5. Jim Harbaugh (Michigan Wolverines)

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Overall Record: 76-39
Record With Team: 47-18
Record in Bowls: 2-5
Championships (as a head coach): None
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: Stanford (2007-2010)
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 2nd
Previous Rankings: 1st (2019), 6th (2018), 3rd (2017), 3rd (2016), 2nd (2015)


 

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

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Overall Record: 53-37
Record With Team: 23-15
Record in Bowls: 3-2
Championships (as a head coach): MAC Conference TItle (2016)
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: Western Michigan (2013-2016)
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 9th
Previous Rankings: 8th (2019), 10th (2018), 9th (2017)


 

3. Paul Chryst (Wisconsin Badgers)

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Overall Record: 71-35
Record With Team: 52-16
Record in Bowls: 5-2
Championships (as a head coach): None
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: Pittsburgh (2012-2014)
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 5th
Previous Rankings: 4th (2019), 2nd (2018), 4th (2017), 5th (2016), 11th (2015)


 

2. James Franklin (Penn State Nittany Lions)

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Overall Record: 80-38
Record With Team: 56-23
Record in Bowls: 5-4
Championships (as a head coach): BIG 10 Conference Title (2016)
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: Vanderbilt (2011-2013)
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 3rd
Previous Rankings: 3rd (2019), 3rd (2018), 2nd (2017), 7th (2016), 5th (2015)


 

1. Ryan Day (Ohio State Buckeyes)

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Overall Record: 16-1
Record With Team: 16-1
Record in Bowls: 0-1
Championships (as a head coach): BIG 10 Conference Title (2019)
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: None
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 1st
Previous Rankings: 11th (2019)