3rd Annual USB College Football Head Coach Power Rankings (ACC)

Day three of the USB’s look at the top coaches in the Power Five conferences continues with a look at a conference that has seen an uptick in competition the last few seasons.

The ACC used to be known as a “basketball conference”. Well, with both Florida State and Clemson bringing National Championships home recently, that has changed the perception on the conference as a whole. The ACC is no longer all about basketball. This is now a football conference as well and it shows in the head coaching department.

So, who’s the top dog in the ACC?

Can anyone knock Jimbo Fisher off the “Iron Throne” that he’s sat upon for years now?

LET’S FIND OUT!!!

 

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14. Bronco Mendenhall (Virginia Cavaliers)

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Overall Record: 101-53
Record With Team: 2-10
Record in Bowls: 6-5
Championships (as a head coach): Mountain West Conference Title (2006), Mountain West Conference Title (2007)
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: BYU Cougars
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 11th
Previous Rankings: 8th (2016)


13. David Cutcliffe (Duke Blue Devils)

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Overall Record: 96-90
Record With Team: 52-61
Record in Bowls: 5-4
Championships (as a head coach): None
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: Ole Miss Rebels
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 9th
Previous Rankings: 7th (2016), 6th (2015)


12. Dino Babers (Syracuse Orange)

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Overall Record: 41-24
Record With Team: 4-8
Record in Bowls: 1-0
Championships (as a head coach): MAC Conference Title (2015)
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: Bowling Green Falcons
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 11th
Previous Rankings: 11th (2016)


11. Dave Clawson (Wake Forest Demon Deacons)

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Overall Record: 103-103
Record With Team: 13-24
Record in Bowls: 1-2
Championships (as a head coach): MAC Conference Title (2013)
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: Bowling Green Falcons
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 14th
Previous Rankings: 13th (2016), 10th (2015)


10. Steve Addazio (Boston College Eagles)

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Overall Record: 37-38
Record With Team: 24-27
Record in Bowls: 2-2
Championships (as a head coach): None
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: Temple Owls
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 13th
Previous Rankings: 14th (2016), 9th (2015)


9. Dave Doeren (N.C. State Wolfpack)

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Overall Record: 48-30
Record With Team: 25-26
Record in Bowls: 3-1
Championships (as a head coach): MAC Conference Title (2011), MAC Conference Title (2012)
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: Northern Illinois Huskies
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 10th
Previous Rankings: 9th (2016), 7th (2015)


8. Paul Johnson (Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets)

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Overall Record: 177-87
Record With Team: 70-48
Record in Bowls: 5-7
Championships (as a head coach): ACC Conference Title (2009)
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: Navy Midshipmen
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 8th
Previous Rankings: 12th (2016), 5th (2015)


7. Pat Narduzzi (Pittsburgh Panthers)

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Overall Record: 16-10
Record With Team: 16-10
Record in Bowls: 0-2
Championships (as a head coach): None
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: None
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 7th
Previous Rankings: 5th (2016), 13th (2015)


6. Larry Fedora (North Carolina Tar Heels)

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Overall Record: 74-44
Record With Team: 40-25
Record in Bowls: 3-5
Championships (as a head coach): Conference USA Title (2011)
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 6th
Previous Rankings: 3rd (2016), 8th (2015)


5. Mark Richt (Miami Hurricanes)

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Overall Record: 154-55
Record With Team: 9-4
Record in Bowls: 10-5
Championships (as a head coach): SEC Conference Title (2002), SEC Conference Title (2005)
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: Georgia Bulldogs
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 2nd
Previous Rankings: 4th (2016)


4. Bobby Petrino (Louisville Cardinals)

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Overall Record: 109-43
Record With Team: 67-22
Record in Bowls: 5-5
Championships (as a head coach): Conference USA Title (2004), Big East Conference Title (2006)
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: Arkansas Razorbacks, Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 5th
Previous Rankings: 6th (2016), 4th (2015)


3. Justin Fuente (Virginia Tech Hokies)

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Overall Record: 36-27
Record With Team: 10-4
Record in Bowls: 2-0
Championships (as a head coach): American Athletic Conference Title (2014)
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: Memphis Tigers
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 4th
Previous Rankings: 10th (2016)


2. Jimbo Fisher (Florida State Seminoles)

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Overall Record: 78-17
Record With Team: 78-17
Record in Bowls: 5-2
Championships (as a head coach): National Championship (2013), ACC Conference Title (2012), ACC Conference Title (2013), ACC Conference Title (2014)
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: None
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 1st
Previous Rankings: 1st (2016), 1st (2015)


1. Dabo Swinney (Clemson Tigers)

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Overall Record: 89-28
Record With Team: 89-28
Record in Bowls: 6-3
Championships (as a head coach): National Championship (2016), ACC Conference Title (2011), ACC Conference Title (2015), ACC Conference Title (2016)
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: None
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 3rd
Previous Rankings: 2nd (2016), 2nd (2015)

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