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There's a new No. 1 after the opening week of 2013.
Week 1 of the 2013 college football season is in the books, and a few coaches are feeling the pressure after their opening week performance.
Connecticut’s Paul Pasqualoni takes the top spot in Athlon’s hot seat rankings after Week 1. The Huskies turned in an awful performance against Towson, losing to the FCS opponent on Thursday night. Considering Connecticut had very little margin for error to earn a winning record, losing to Towson might seal Pasqualoni’s fate.
UNLV’s Bobby Hauck topped Athlon’s preseason rankings, but he slides to the No. 2 spot after Connecticut’s awful loss.
USC had a so-so debut at Hawaii, and coach Lane Kiffin still has a quarterback question mark. Is it Max Wittek or Cody Kessler? The Trojans have a key Pac-12 game against Washington State this Saturday.
Rounding out the top five for the post-week 1 rankings is Miami (Ohio)’s Don Treadwell and Illinois’ Tim Beckman.
Ranking all 125 coaches when it comes to hot seat/pressure surrounding the program is an impossible task. Keep in mind, just because a coach ranks high on the list doesn’t mean we think he will be fired at the end of the year. Also, there’s really no separation from No. 28-100 on this list. So don’t get too caught up in the No. 55 or No. 76 ranked coach.
Ranking All 125 CFB Coaches on Hot Seat/Pressure on Program to Win in 2013
|1||Paul Pasqualoni||0-1||Moves to No. 1 after bad loss to Towson.|
|2||Bobby Hauck||0-1||Rebels are improving but need more wins.|
|3||Don Treadwell||0-1||RedHawks dominated in loss to Marshall.|
|4||Lane Kiffin||1-0||Can Kiffin find a quarterback?|
|5||Tim Beckman||1-0||A win...but too close for comfort against Southern Illinois.|
|6||Dan Enos||0-1||Chippewas simply overwhelmed against Michigan.|
|7||Ron English||1-0||A good start to the season for EMU.|
|8||Kirk Ferentz||0-1||Huge contract, so he's not going anywhere.|
|9||Tony Levine||1-0||Good test for Houston at Temple this Saturday.|
|10||Mack Brown||1-0||'Horns impressive, but better test against BYU this week.|
|11||Norm Chow||0-1||Schedule not going to get any easier for Warriors.|
|12||Jeff Quinn||0-1||Bulls will be a factor in the MAC East.|
|13||Gary Pinkel||1-0||Pinkel's old job (Toledo) visits Columbia this Saturday.|
|15||Joey Jones||0-1||Bad loss for South Alabama on Thursday night.|
|16||Carl Pelini||0-1||On fourth down, you aren't supposed to spike the ball.|
|22||Dave Christensen||0-1||Cowboys had good showing in Nebraska.|
|24||Steve Sarkisian||1-0||Washington had one of Week 1's most impressive wins.|
|25||Randy Edsall||1-0||FIU is bad - but Terrapins impressive in Week 1.|
|28||Bo Pelini||1-0||Cornhuskers still trying to find the right pieces on defense.|
|30||Dan Mullen||0-1||Mullen looking for answers on offense this week.|
|34||David Bailiff||0-1||Owls played well in loss to Texas A&M.|
|35||Kevin Wilson||1-0||Hoosiers impressive in win over Indiana State.|
|38||Kyle Flood||0-1||Rutgers-Fresno State one of the best games for Week 1.|
|40||Rocky Long||0-1||Disappointing loss for Aztecs against Eastern Illinois.|
|41||Mike Riley||0-1||Has lost two FCS games in three years.|
|50||Bobby Petrino||1-0||Can Petrino make it two in a row over the SEC this week?|
|51||Mark Helfrich||1-0||So far, so good for Helfrich.|
|52||Rod Carey||1-0||Big win for NIU against Iowa.|
|53||Dave Clawson||1-0||Impressive showing against Tulsa.|
|70||Dabo Swinney||1-0||Swinney continues to elevate the program.|
|71||Jimbo Fisher||1-0||Jameis Winston: He's the real deal.|
|77||Darrell Hazell||0-1||Boilermakers will get better.|
|78||Willie Taggart||0-1||Bad debut, but plenty of time to turn things around.|
|79||Mark Stoops||0-1||Needs to keep recruiting class together as losses pile up.|
|92||Sonny Dykes||0-1||Impressive even in losing effort.|
|94||Mike MacIntyre||1-0||MacIntyre will make a big difference this year.|
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