CBS Sports has released its 2024 Power Four coach rankings, highlighting significant changes among top college football coaches. Major risers include Texas' Steve Sarkisian and Washington's Jedd Fisch, while Baylor's Dave Aranda and Arkansas' Sam Pittman saw significant drops. Notable shifts are due to retirements and new hires, such as Nick Saban's retirement and Jim Harbaugh moving to the NFL. Dan Lanning and Kalen DeBoer are among the most significant movers. Looking ahead, coaches like Sherrone Moore and Dabo Swinney could see considerable changes in their standings by 2025.

By the Numbers
  • Steve Sarkisian jumped 32 spots (37 to 5).
  • Jedd Fisch climbed 30 spots (61 to 31).
  • Dave Aranda dropped 26 spots (28 to 55).
State of Play
  • Kalen DeBoer’s stock surged after leading Washington to the College Football Playoff title game.
  • Sherrone Moore guided Michigan to a 4-0 record as acting coach and now takes over full-time.
  • Dabo Swinney’s reluctance to use the transfer portal may hinder Clemson's competitiveness.
What's Next

Expectations are high for Ryan Day at Ohio State, with potential ranking drops if the Buckeyes don't perform. Deion Sanders' innovative roster strategies at Colorado could see him rise if the team succeeds. Sherrone Moore has a chance to climb the rankings if Michigan continues its strong performances.

Bottom Line

The evolving landscape of college football coaching underscores the pressure and rapid changes within the sport. Successes and failures over the next season will significantly impact the rankings, highlighting the competitive nature of NCAA football leadership.