CFB Coach Ratings (2017)

The SSA coach ratings are ‘on the field’ coach ratings and are designed as a compliment to the SSA talent ratings. We define on the field coaching as a coach’s game management, play calling, and motivational ability while doing our best to exclude recruiting from the equation.

SchoolConferenceHead CoachCoach Rank
Ohio StateBig10Urban Meyer1
MichiganBig10Jim Harbaugh2
WashingtonPac12Chris Petersen3
AlabamaSECNick Saban4
Kansas StateBig12Bill Snyder5
TCUBig12Gary Patterson6
ClemsonACCDabo Swinney7
Washington StatePac12Mike Leach8
UtahPac12Kyle Whittingham9
NorthwesternBig10Pat Fitzgerald10
LouisvilleACCBobby Petrino11
Oklahoma StateBig12Mike Gundy12
Florida StateACCJimbo Fisher13
Penn StateBig10James Franklin14
FloridaSECJim McElwain15
IowaBig10Kirk Ferentz16
Miami FLACCMark Richt17
NavyAACKen Niumatalolo18
StanfordPac12David Shaw19
AuburnSECGus Malzahn20
Virginia TechACCJustin Fuente21
Michigan StateBig10Mark Dantonio22
WisconsinBig10Paul Chyst23
Georgia TechACCPaul Johnson24
ArkansasSECBret Bielema25
ColoradoPac12Mike MacIntyre26
Mississippi StateSECDan Mullen27
MinnesotaBig10P.J. Fleck28
BaylorBig12Matt Rhule29
DukeACCDavid Cutcliffe30
TexasBig12Tom Herman31
West VirginiaBig12Dana Holgorsen32
Texas A&MSECKevin Sumlin33
Air ForceMWTroy Calhoun34
TulsaAACPhilip Montgomery35
PittsburghACCPat Narduzzi36
USCPac12Clay Helton37
MemphisAACMike Norell38
Ole MissSECMatt Luke39
OregonPac12Willie Taggart40
Boise StateMWBrian Harsin41
TennesseeSECButch Jones42
Notre DameIndependentBrian Kelly43
South FloridaAACCharlie Strong44
PurdueBig10Jeff Brohm45
North CarolinaACCLarry Fedora46
NebraskaBig10Mike Riley47
WyomingMWCraig Bohl48
Arizona StatePac12Todd Graham49
OklahomaBig12Lincoln Riley50
Iowa StateBig12Matt Campbell51
Brigham YoungIndependentKalani Sitake52
San Diego StateMWRocky Long53
VirginiaACCBronco Mendenhall54
Wake ForestACCDave Clawson55
Oregon StatePac12Gary Andersen56
ArmyIndependentJeff Monken57
ArizonaPac12Rich Rodriguez58
NC StateACCDave Doeren59
VanderbiltSECDerek Mason60
Colorado StateMWMike Bobo61
SyracuseACCDino Babers62
KentuckySECMark Stoops63
Appalachian StateSunBeltScott Satterfield64
LSUSECEd Orgeron65
TroySunBeltNeal Brown66
Arkansas StateSunBeltBlake Anderson67
Boston CollegeACCSteve Addazio68
Western KentuckyCUSAMike Sanford69
MarylandBig10D.J. Durkin70
South CarolinaSECWill Muschamp71
OhioMACFrank Solich72
UCLAPac12Jim Mora73
GeorgiaSECKirby Smart74
ToledoMACJason Candle75
TempleAACGeoff Collins76
Texas TechBig12Kliff Kingsbury77
TulaneAACWillie Fritz78
UCFAACScott Frost79
New MexicoMWBob Davie80
Louisiana TechCUSASkip Holtz81
Middle TennesseeCUSARick Stockstill82
IndianaBig10Tom Allen83
HoustonAACMajor Applewhite84
MissouriSECBarry Odom85
Louisiana-LafayetteSunBeltMark Hudspeth86
IllinoisBig10Lovie Smith87
CaliforniaPac12Justin Wilcox88
Old DominionCUSABobby Wilder89
UTSACUSAFrank Wilson90
SMUAACChad Morris91
Eastern MichiganMACChris Creighton92
Utah StateMWMatt Wells93
RutgersBig10Chris Ash94
KansasBig12David Beaty95
Central MichiganMACJohn Bonamego96
Western MichiganMACTim Lester97
Northern IllinoisMACRod Carey98
IdahoSunBeltPaul Petrino99
Miami OHMACChuck Martin100
RiceCUSADavid Bailiff101
CincinnatiAACLuke Fickell102
AkronMACTerry Bowden103
South AlabamaSunBeltJoey Jones104
Southern MissCUSAJay Hopson105
Florida InternationalCUSAButch Davis106
ConnecticutAACRandy Edsall107
MarshallCUSADoc Holliday108
North TexasCUSASeth Littrell109
Fresno StateMWJeff Tedford110
Florida AtlanticCUSALane Kiffin111
HawaiiMWNick Rolovich112
UABCUSABill Clark113
Georgia SouthernSunBeltTyson Summers114
Bowling GreenMACMike Jinks115
East CarolinaAACScottie Montgomery116
Ball StateMACMike Neu117
UNLVMWTony Sanchez118
UTEPCUSASean Kugler119
New Mexico StateSunBeltDoug Martin120
CharlotteCUSABrad Lambert121
Kent StateMACPaul Haynes122
MassachusettsIndependentMark Whipple123
San Jose StateMWBrent Brennan124
NevadaMWJay Norvell125
Louisiana-MonroeSunBeltMatt Viator126
Coastal CarolinaSunBeltJoe Moglia127
Texas StateSunBeltEverett Withers128
Georgia StateSunBeltShawn Elliott129
BuffaloMACLance Leipold130