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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12. Jimmy Lake (Washington Huskies)

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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: 2nd
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


 

11. Karl Dorrell (Colorado Buffaloes)

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Overall Record: 35-27
Record With Team: 0-0
Record in Bowls: 1-3
Championships (as a head coach): None
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: UCLA (2003-2007)
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 7th
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


 

10. Nick Rolovich (Washington State Cougars)

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Overall Record: 28-27
Record With Team: 0-0
Record in Bowls: 2-1
Championships (as a head coach): None
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: Hawaii (2016-2019)
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 11th
Previous Rankings: Not ranked in PAC-12


 

9. Kevin Sumlin (Arizona Wildcats)

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Overall Record: 95-58
Record With Team: 9-15
Record in Bowls: 4-3
Championships (as a head coach): None
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: Houston (2008-2011), Texas A&M (2012-2017)
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 12th
Previous Rankings: 9th (2019), 10th (2018)


 

8. Chip Kelly (UCLA Bruins)

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Overall Record: 53-24
Record With Team: 7-17
Record in Bowls: 2-2
Championships (as a head coach): PAC-12 Conference Title (2009), PAC-12 Conference Title (2010), PAC-12 Conference Title (2011)
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: Oregon (2009-2012)
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 6th
Previous Rankings: 10th (2019), 8th (2018)


 

7. Jonathan Smith (Oregon State Beavers)

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Overall Record: 7-17
Record With Team: 7-17
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: 11th (2019), 12th (2018)


 

6. David Shaw (Stanford Cardinal)

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Overall Record: 86-34
Record With Team: 86-34
Record in Bowls: 5-3
Championships (as a head coach): PAC-12 Conference Title (2012), PAC-12 Conference Title (2013), PAC-12 Conference Title (2015)
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: None
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 3rd
Previous Rankings: 4th (2019), 3rd (2018), 2nd (2017), 1st (2016), 2nd (2015)


 

5. Justin Wilcox (California Golden Bears)

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Overall Record: 20-18
Record With Team: 20-18
Record in Bowls: 1-1
Championships (as a head coach): None
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: None
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 8th
Previous Rankings: 7th (2019), 6th (2018), 10th (2017)


 

4. Herm Edwards (Arizona State Sun Devils)

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Overall Record: 15-11
Record With Team: 15-11
Record in Bowls: 1-1
Championships (as a head coach): None
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: None
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 4th
Previous Rankings: 6th (2019), 11th (2018)


 

3. Clay Helton (USC Trojans)

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Overall Record: 40-22
Record With Team: 40-22
Record in Bowls: 2-3
Championships (as a head coach): PAC-12 Conference Title (2017)
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: None
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 10th
Previous Rankings: 8th (2019), 1st (2018), 3rd (2017), 6th (2016)


 

2. Kyle Whittingham (Utah Utes)

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Overall Record: 131-64
Record With Team: 131-64
Record in Bowls: 11-3
Championships (as a head coach): Mountain West Conference Title (2008)
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: None
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 5th
Previous Rankings: 2nd (2019), 5th (2018), 6th (2017), 3rd (2016), 6th (2015)


 

1. Mario Cristobal (Oregon Ducks)

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Overall Record: 48-54
Record With Team: 21-7
Record in Bowls: 3-2
Championships (as a head coach): Sun Belt Conference Title (2010), PAC-12 Conference Title (2019)
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: FIU (2007-2012)
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 1st
Previous Rankings: 5th (2019), 9th (2018)