"If every Power 5 job in America opened tomorrow ..."
Which would be most desirable? Which would have the least appeal?
That is again the hypothetical question we're posing in our second annual attempt to rank the Power 5 head-coaching jobs from worst to best. There's a new top job this year; Texas, last year's No. 1, has been bumped.
We've broken the jobs down into five categories, using expectations for the programs as they stand today as a general guideline for the groupings. I enlisted the help of four ESPN college football reporters -- Chris Low, Ryan McGee, Adam Rittenberg and Mark Schlabach -- to determine the rankings considering criteria such as location, recruiting base, budget and administrative stability. Feedback on the rankings was then solicited from coaches, agents and administrators.
On Monday, we started with the bottom tier and the 10 worst jobs. On Tuesday, we continued with the jobs ranked Nos. 55-46. On Wednesday, we examined the jobs ranked Nos. 45-31, and Thursday featured the jobs ranked Nos. 30-16.
The countdown finishes today with the top 15 jobs in the country.