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 12

 

 

 

10. Dave Aranda (Baylor Bears)

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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: 10th
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


 

9. Les Miles (Kansas Jayhawks)

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Overall Record: 145-64
Record With Team: 3-9
Record in Bowls: 8-6
Championships (as a head coach): National Championship (2007), SEC Conference Championship (2007), SEC Conference Championship (2011)
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: Oklahoma State (2001-2004), LSU (2005-2016)
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 9th
Previous Rankings: 9th (2019)


 

8. Matt Wells (Texas Tech Red Raiders)

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Overall Record: 48-42
Record With Team: 4-8
Record in Bowls: 2-2
Championships (as a head coach): None
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: Utah State (2013-2018)
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 7th
Previous Rankings: 8th (2019)


 

7. Neal Brown (West Virginia Mountaineers)

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Overall Record: 40-23
Record With Team: 5-7
Record in Bowls: 3-0
Championships (as a head coach): Sun Belt Conference Title (2017)
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: Troy (2015-2018)
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 4th
Previous Rankings: 7th (2019)


 

6. Gary Patterson (TCU Horned Frogs)

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Overall Record: 172-70
Record With Team: 172-70
Record in Bowls: 11-6
Championships (as a head coach): BIG 12 Conference TItle (2014), Mountain West Conference Title (2011), Mountain West Conference Title (2010), Mountain West Conference Title (2009), Mountain West Conference Title (2005), C-USA Conference Title (2002), WAC Conference Title (2000)
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: None
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 3rd
Previous Rankings: 4th (2019), 2nd (2018), 5th (2017), 2nd (2016), 2nd (2015)


 

5. Chris Klieman (Kansas State Wildcats)

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Overall Record: 8-5
Record With Team: 8-5
Record in Bowls: 0-1
Championships (as a head coach): None
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: None
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 8th
Previous Rankings: 10th (2019)


 

4. Matt Campbell (Iowa State Cyclones)

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Overall Record: 62-40
Record With Team: 26-25
Record in Bowls: 3-3
Championships (as a head coach): None
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: Toledo (2011-2015)
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 6th
Previous Rankings: 3rd (2019), 6th (2018), 9th (2017), 9th (2016)


 

3. Mike Gundy (Oklahoma State Cowboys)

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Overall Record: 129-64
Record With Team: 129-64
Record in Bowls: 9-5
Championships (as a head coach): BIG 12 Conference Title (2011)
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: None
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 5th
Previous Rankings: 6th (2019), 3rd (2018), 2nd (2017), 3rd (2016), 5th (2015)


 

2. Tom Herman (Texas Longhorns)

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Overall Record: 47-19
Record With Team: 25-15
Record in Bowls: 4-0
Championships (as a head coach): AAC Conference Title (2015)
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: Houston (2015-2016)
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 1st
Previous Rankings: 2nd (2019), 4th (2018), 6th (2017)


 

1. Lincoln Riley (Oklahoma Sooners)

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Overall Record: 36-6
Record With Team: 36-6
Record in Bowls: 0-3
Championships (as a head coach): BIG 12 Conference Title (2019), BIG 12 Conference Title (2018), BIG 12 Conference Title (2017)
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: None
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 2nd
Previous Rankings: 1st (2019), 1st (2018)