How powerful are Stoops and Brown among the coaches?

August, 5, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

We all know that Bob Stoops' nickname is "Big Game Bob." 

But the question is, how big do sports fans really feel Stoops is?

SportsNation is ranking 20 coaches in terms of their power at this link. Among those on the list are Stoops, Texas football coach Mack Brown and Kansas men's basketball coach Bill Self.

As of 10:30 a.m. ET, Stoops is ranked ninth in the poll, Brown is 11th and Self 18th among those coaches who have been included.

Stoops is ranked sixth among the football coaches and Brown is seventh. They trail, in order: USC's Pete Carroll (second), Florida's Urban Meyer (third), Penn State's Joe Paterno (fourth), Florida State's Bobby Bowden (seventh) and Alabama's Nick Saban (eighth).

Duke men's basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski ranks at the top of the poll, which has received 2,186 votes up to this time.

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