3rd Annual USB College Football Head Coach Power Rankings (BIG 10)

Day four of the USB’s 3rd annual College Football Head Coach Power Rankings continues with a look at the conference that has the BEST coaching from top-to-bottom in my opinion.

Over the last couple of seasons, the BIG 10 has set itself apart from the rest of the college football world as far as it pertains to the head coaching department. With Urban Meyer, Jim Harbaugh, James Franklin, and others in place and not going anywhere, the BIG 10 is going to be fun to watch once again this season.

But before we get to next season, we need to talk about who’s the top dog of the conference. Urban Meyer has been sitting on the throne since we started this thing. Is this the year that someone comes up and knocks him off his high horse?

LET’S FIND OUT!!!!

 

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14. Chris Ash (Rutgers Scarlet Knights)

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Overall Record: 2-10
Record With Team: 2-10
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: 13th (2016)


13. Lovie Smith (Illiois Fighting Illini)

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Overall Record: 3-9
Record With Team: 3-9
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: 10th (2016)


12. Mark Dantonio (Michigan State Spartans)

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Overall Record: 108-59
Record With Team: 90-42
Record in Bowls: 5-5
Championships (as a head coach): BIG 10 Conference Title (2010), BIG 10 Conference Title (2013), BIG 10 Conference Title (2015)
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: Cincinnati Bearcats
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 6th
Previous Rankings: 2nd (2016), 3rd (2015)


11. Tom Allen (Indiana Hoosiers)

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Overall Record: 0-1
Record With Team: 0-1
Record in Bowls: 0-1
Championships (as a head coach): None
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: None
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 13th
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


 

10. Jeff Brohm (Purdue Boilermakers)

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Overall Record: 30-10
Record With Team: 0-0
Record in Bowls: 2-0
Championships (as a head coach): Conference USA Title (2015), Conference USA Title (2016)
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 14th
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


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

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Overall Record: 30-22
Record With Team: 0-0
Record in Bowls: 1-2
Championships (as a head coach): MAC Conference Title (2016)
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: Western Michigan Broncos
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 12th
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


8. D.J. Durkin (Maryland Terrapins)

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Overall Record: 7-7
Record With Team: 6-7
Record in Bowls: 1-1
Championships (as a head coach): None
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: Florida Gators (Interim Head Coach)
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 4th
Previous Rankings: 11th (2016)


7. Pat Fitzgerald (Northwestern Wildcats)

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Overall Record: 77-62
Record With Team: 77-62
Record in Bowls: 2-5
Championships (as a head coach): None
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: None
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 11th
Previous Rankings: 6th (2016), 9th (2015)


6. Kirk Ferentz (Iowa Hawkeyes)

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Overall Record: 147-113
Record With Team: 135-92
Record in Bowls: 6-8
Championships (as a head coach): BIG 10 Conference Title (2002), BIG 10 Conference Title (2004)
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: None
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 8th
Previous Rankings: 4th (2016), 6th (2015)


5. Mike Riley (Nebraska Cornhuskers)

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Overall Record: 108-91
Record With Team: 15-11
Record in Bowls: 7-3
Championships (as a head coach): None
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: Oregon State Beavers
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 5th
Previous Rankings: 8th (2016), 4th (2015)


4. Paul Chryst (Wisconsin Badgers)

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Overall Record: 40-25
Record With Team: 21-6
Record in Bowls: 3-1
Championships (as a head coach): None
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: Pittsburgh Panthers
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 7th
Previous Rankings: 5th (2016), 11th (2015)


3. Jim Harbaugh (Michigan Wolverines)

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Overall Record: 78-33
Record With Team: 20-6
Record in Bowls: 2-2
Championships (as a head coach): None
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: Stanford Cardinal
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 2nd
Previous Rankings: 3rd (2016), 2nd (2015)


2. James Franklin (Penn State Nittany Lions)

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Overall Record: 49-30
Record With Team: 25-15
Record in Bowls: 3-3
Championships (as a head coach): BIG 10 Conference Title (2016)
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: Vanderbilt Commodores
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 3rd
Previous Rankings: 7th (2016), 5th (2015)


1. Urban Meyer (Ohio State Buckeyes)

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Overall Record: 165-29
Record With Team: 61-6
Record in Bowls: 9-3
Championships (as a head coach): National Championship (2006), National Championship (2008), National Championship (2014), Mountain West Conference Title (2003), Mountain West Conference Title (2004), SEC Conference Title (2006), SEC Conference Title (2008), BIG 10 Conference Title (2014)
Other FBS Div-1 Head Coaching Jobs: Bowling Green Falcons, Utah Utes, Florida Gators
Conference Recruiting Rankings: 1st
Previous Rankings: 1st (2016), 1st (2015)

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