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

Independents

 

 

7. Walt Bell (UMass Minutemen)

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Overall Record: 1-11
Record With Team: 1-11
Record in Bowls: 0-0
Championships (as a head coach): None
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: None
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 4th
Previous Rankings: 6th (2019)


 

6. Randy Edsall (UConn Huskies)

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Overall Record: 102-134
Record With Team: 80-100
Record in Bowls: 3-4
Championships (as a head coach): Big East Conference Title (2007), Big East Conference Title (2010)
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: Maryland (2011-2015)
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 6th
Previous Rankings: Not ranked in Independents


 

5. Doug Martin (New Mexico State Aggies)

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Overall Record: 51-116
Record With Team: 22-63
Record in Bowls: 1-0
Championships (as a head coach): None
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: Kent State (2004-2010)
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 7th
Previous Rankings: 4th (2019), 5th (2018)


 

4. Jeff Monken (Army Black Knights)

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Overall Record: 78-52
Record With Team: 40-36
Record in Bowls: 3-0
Championships (as a head coach): None
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: None
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 5th
Previous Rankings: 2nd (2019), 2nd (2018), 3rd (2017), 3rd (2016), 4th (2015)


 

3. Hugh Freeze (Liberty Flames)

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Overall Record: 30-32
Record With Team: 8-5
Record in Bowls: 3-1
Championships (as a head coach): Sun Belt Conference Title (2011)
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: Arkansas State (2011), Ole Miss (2012-2016)
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 3rd
Previous Rankings: 5th (2019)


 

2. Kalani Sitake (BYU Cougars)

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Overall Record: 27-25
Record With Team: 27-25
Record in Bowls: 2-1
Championships (as a head coach): None
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: None
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 2nd
Previous Rankings: 3rd (2019), 3rd (2018), 1st (2017), 2nd (2016)


 

1. Brian Kelly (Notre Dame Fighting Irish)

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Overall Record: 124-58
Record With Team: 71-36
Record in Bowls: 7-5
Championships (as a head coach): MAC Conference Title (2006), Big East Conference Title (2008), Big East Conference Title (2009)
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: Central Michigan (2004-2006), Cincinnati (2006-2009)
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 1st
Previous Rankings: 1st (2019), 1st (2018), 2nd (2017), 1st (2016), 1st (2015)