2022 Big 12 Football Coach Rankings

The best hair and the best coach in the Big 12

The Big 12 doesn’t having the coaching star power of the SEC, or even the Big Ten. But, there isn’t a bad coach in this league. From top-to-bottom the coaches in the Big 12 know how to get the most out of their teams.

As we kickoff the 2022 season, let’s take a look at the ranking of head coaches in the Big 12. Also, check out our Big 12 Hot Seat Report.


10. Joey McGuire – Texas Tech
McGuire was hired from Baylor. Can he replicate Baylor’s recent success at Texas Tech?

9. Sonny Dykes – TCU
Dykes comes with plenty of head coaching experience. Taking over for TCU legend, Gary Patterson, won’t be an easy task.

8. Steve Sarkisian – Texas
The hiring of Sarkisian was met with skepticism. And still is.

7. Neal Brown – West Virginia
Brown typically has West Virginia in the middle of the conference standings. And, not coincidentally, finds himself in the middle of these rankings.

6. Brent Venables – Oklahoma
We know Venables can lead a defense. Can he keep up Oklahoma’s high standard?

5. Lance Leipold – Kansas
Hafley’s record at Boston College isn’t great, but you can see what he is building there.

4. Chris Klieman – Kansas State
Many miss the fact that Clawson has put together a solid tenure at Wake Forest since 2014 including an ACC championship game appearance in 2021.


3. Matt Campbell – Iowa State
What Campbell has produced at Iowa State is impressive. He’s already turned down multiple big time offers at other schools, but for how much longer?

2. Dave Aranda – Baylor
You don’t have to look hard to see that Aranda is a damn good coach. Athletic Directors with big budgets have noticed too.


1. Mike Gundy – Oklahoma State
Championships are the goal. Being in contention yearly is the best you can ask for. And Gundy delivers that.

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