Top NCAA Division I Football Coaches and Coaching Staffs
Team Coach Conference Ranking Overall
USC Pete Carroll Pacific 10 1
Ohio State Jim Tressel Big Ten 2
Notre Dame Charlie Weis Independent 3
Florida Urban Meyer Southeastern 4
Texas Mack Brown Big 12 5
Virginia Tech Frank Beamer Atlantic Coast 6
Fresno State Pat Hill Western Athletic 7
Miami FL Larry Coker Atlantic Coast 8
Oklahoma Bob Stoops Big 12 9
Iowa Kirk Ferentz Big Ten 10
Louisville Bobby Petrino Big East 11
Oregon Mike Bellotti Pacific 10 12
Alabama Mike Shula Southeastern 13
Michigan Lloyd Carr Big Ten 14
Boston College Tom O'Brien Atlantic Coast 15
Texas Tech Mike Leach Big 12 16
West Virginia Rich Rodriguez Big East 17
Colorado Gary Barnett Big 12 18
Florida State Bobby Bowden Atlantic Coast 19
Georgia Mark Richt Southeastern 20
Minnesota Glen Mason Big Ten 21
UCLA Karl Dorrell Pacific 10 22
LSU Les Miles Southeastern 23
Clemson Tommy Bowden Atlantic Coast 24
Northwestern Randy Walker Big Ten 25
South Carolina Steve Spurrier Southeastern 26
Auburn Tommy Tuberville Southeastern 27
Colorado State Sonny Lubick Mountain West 28
UTEP Mike Price Conference USA 29
TCU Gary Patterson Mountain West 30
Boise State Dan Hawkins Western Athletic 31
South Florida Jim Leavitt Big East 32
California Jeff Tedford Pacific 10 33
Washington State Bill Doba Pacific 10 34
Virginia Al Groh Atlantic Coast 35
Penn State Joe Paterno Big Ten 36
Wisconsin Barry Alvarez Big Ten 37
Tennessee Phillip Fulmer Southeastern 38
Northern Illinois Joe Novak Mid-American 39
Iowa State Dan McCarney Big 12 40
Maryland Ralph Friedgen Atlantic Coast 41
Nebraska Bill Callahan Big 12 42
Purdue Joe Tiller Big Ten 43
Georgia Tech Chan Gailey Atlantic Coast 44
Stanford Walt Harris Pacific 10 45
Arizona State Dirk Koetter Pacific 10 46
Navy Paul Johnson Independent 47
Kansas State Bill Snyder Big 12 48
North Carolina John Bunting Atlantic Coast 49
Western Michigan Bill Cubit Mid-American 50
Kansas Mark Mangino Big 12 51
North Carolina State Chuck Amato Atlantic Coast 52
Toledo Tom Anstutz Mid-American 53
Texas A&M Dennis Franchione Big 12 53
Arizona Mike Stoops Pacific 10 54
Rutgers Greg Schiano Big East 55
Connecticut Randy Edsall Big East 56
Missouri Gary Pinkel Big 12 57
Army Bobby Ross Independent 58
Florida Atlantic Howard Schellenberger Sunbelt 59
Florida International Don Strock Sunbelt 60
Southern Mississippi Jeff Bower Conference USA 61
Central Michigan Brian Kelly Mid-American 62
Central Florida George O'Leary Conference USA 63
Nevada Chris Ault Western Athletic 64
Brigham Young Bronco Mendenhall Mountain West 65
Michigan State John L. Smith Big Ten 66
Washington Tyrone Willingham Pacific 10 67
Arkansas Houston Nutt Southeastern 68
Wake Forest Jim Grobe Atlantic Coast 69
Illinois Ron Zook Big Ten 70
Indiana Terry Hoeppner Big Ten 71
Vanderbilt Bobby Johnson Southeastern 72
Bowling Green Gregg Brandon Mid-American 73
San Diego State Chuck Long Mountain West 74
Akron J.D. Brookhart Mid-American 75
Tulsa Steve Kragthorpe Conference USA 76
Utah Kyle Whittingham Mountain West 77
Houston Art Briles Conference USA 78
Louisiana Tech Jack Bicknell Western Athletic 79
Miami Ohio Shane Montgomery Mid-American 80
Pittsburgh Dave Wannstedt Big East 81
Ball State Brady Hoke Mid-American 82
Memphis Tommy West Conference USA 83
Hawaii June Jones Western Athletic 84
Air Force Fisher DeBerry Mountain West 85
New Mexico Rocky Long Mountain West 86
Oregon State Mike Riley Pacific 10 87
Eastern Michigan Jeff Genyk Mid-American 88
Mississippi State Sylvester Croom Southeastern 89
Marshall Mark Snyder Conference USA 90
Arkansas State Steve Roberts Sunbelt 91
Tulane Chris Scelfo Conference USA 92
SMU Phil Bennett Conference USA 93
Cincinnati Mark Dantonio Big East 94
Oklahoma State Mike Gundy Big 12 95
Louisiana Lafayette Rickey Bustle Sunbelt 97
Louisiana Monroe Charlie Weatherbie Sunbelt 98
Middle Tennessee Andy McCollum Sunbelt 99
Baylor Guy Morriss Big 12 100
Utah State Brent Guy Western Athletic 101
Syracuse Greg Robinson Big East 102
East Carolina Skip Holtz Conference USA 103
Wyoming Joe Glenn Mountain West 104
Troy (State) Larry Blakeney Sunbelt 105
Rice Ken Hatfield Conference USA 106
Ohio U. Frank Solich Mid-American 107
Mississippi Ed Orgeron Southeastern 108
Kentucky Rich Brooks Southeastern 109
UAB Watson Brown Conference USA 110
San Jose State Dick Tomey Western Athletic 111
North Texas Darrell Dickey Sunbelt 112
Idaho Nick Holt Western Athletic 113
UNLV Mike Sanford Mountain West 114
Kent State Doug Martin Mid-American 115
Duke Ted Roof Atlantic Coast 116
Buffalo Turner Gill Mid-American 117
Temple Bobby Wallace Independent 118
New Mexico State Hal Mumme Western Athletic 119