Ranking every Power 5 and Independents Head football coach 1-68 for 2015. Here is 59-68.


Recently I posted a ranking of the ACC head coaches for 2015.  That got me thinking nationally. How would I rank the the 68 Power 5 conference and independent head coaches? This is will be an ongoing series, and we are starting at the bottom.

Records shown are at current school with their conference records.

Coaching Rankings : 1-9 | 10-19 | 20-29 | 30-39 | 40-49 | 50-59

60) Sonny Dykes – California (6-18, 3-15)

California is Colorado’s only Pac 12 win of the last two years. Sonny Dykes did improve from his first year which was a 1-11 campaign to 5-7 last year, so he has that going for him.

61) Mark Stoops – Kentucky (7-17, 2-14)

Mark Stoop’s first game at Kentucky was a 35-26 loss to Western Kentucky, and he’s only won 2 SEC games while playing in the weaker of the two SEC divisions.

62) Mike London – Virginia (22-28, 11-29)

London has been at Virginia for 5 years, and his second best season was a (5-7, 3-5)  effort last year.

63) Derek Mason – Vanderbilt (3-9, 0-8)

Vanderbilt was coming off back to back 9 win seasons when Derek Mason was hired to replace the departed James Franklin. In just one year Mason made Vanderbilt one of the worst football teams in the country.

64) Paul Rhodes – Iowa State (29-46, 14-38)

Paul Rhodes twice has gone 3-5 in the Big 12 in his six seasons in the Big 12. That’s the high water mark folks.

65) Kevin Wilson – Indiana ( 14-34, 6-26)

Hey Kevin you are averaging 1.5 wins a year in the Big 10.

66) Tim Beckman – Illinois ( 12-25, 4-20)

Hey Tim you are averaging 1.33 wins a year in the Big 10.

67) Mike MacIntyre – Colorado (6-18, 1-17)

The Pac 12 is good, but it isn’t that good that going 1-17 in conference is anything but an embarrassment for a once proud Colorado program.

68) Darrell Hazell – Purdue (4-20, 1-15)

Purdue has losses by more than 20 points to the likes of Central Michigan and Northern Illinois. I lost count how many double digits losses the Boilermakers have had the last two years. By the way – number of double digit losses in 2 years in 16. I had to count a number of times to be sure. Darrell Hazell brings up the rear on a list you don’t want to be last on.


  1. Tommy says:

    Mike MacIntyre won 10 games his last year at San Jose St. That alone should put him in the top half of coaches. Hawkins and Embree completely destroyed that program. It’s a 4 or 5 year rebuild at least.

    1. Jfann says:

      I understand what you are saying, but 1 conference win in two years? If he can get Colorado to a bowl in year 3, I’d probably move him up 15 spots. I agree it was a major rebuilding job.

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