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College Football's Coach on the Hot Seat Rankings: Post-Week 12 Edition

Illinois' Tim Beckman is moving up the hot seat watch.

With three weeks left in the 2013 season, college football’s coaching carousel is set to begin. There were no coaching changes over the last week, but with the end of the year coming for a few teams, expect to see more movement over the next three weekends.

Texas’ Mack Brown and Nebraska’s Bo Pelini have moved up and down the hot seat watch this season, and both are back in the top 10 after losses in Week 12. The Longhorns were easily handled by Oklahoma State, while the Cornhuskers committed five turnovers in a loss to Michigan State.

Virginia’s Mike London, Hawaii’s Norm Chow and Illinois’ Tim Beckman take the top three spots in this week’s coach on the hot seat watch. However, all three are likely to return in 2014. London has two of the nation’s top recruits headed to Virginia, and athletic director Craig Littlepage continues to give the embattled coach a vote of confidence. The Fighting Illini has made a little progress this year, but Beckman cannot afford a loss to Purdue in Week 13.

Each week, we will take a look at the hot seat/pressure on a program for all 125 coaches. Some new coaches will rank high due to poor performances but aren't in any danger of losing their job.

And another important note when reading our coach on the hot seat rankings: Outside of the top-10 coaches, it’s all about the pressure on a program. While some coaches – like Mississippi State’s Dan Mullen, Indiana’s Kevin Wilson and Maryland’s Randy Edsall – aren’t in any danger of being fired. However, both coaches need to continue to show the program is headed in the right direction.

Ranking All 125 CFB Coaches on Hot Seat/Pressure on Program to Win in 2013

RkCoachTeam2013 RecordAnalysis
1Mike London2-8All signs point to London returning for 2014.
2Norm Chow0-10Hawaii's worst season since 1998 (0-12).
3Tim Beckman3-7Beckman under pressure but should return for 2014.
4Ron Turner1-9 
5Dave Christensen4-6Cowboys have lost four in a row.
6Dana Holgorsen4-7Will miss out on bowl for the first time since 2001.
7Bo Pelini7-3Is Pelini coaching for his job in the last two games?
8Charley Molnar1-9 
9Garrick McGee2-8Blazers have lost 119-28 in last two games.
10Mack Brown7-3Longhorns likely out of the Big 12 title picture.
11Bobby Hauck5-5Rebels have two winnable games remaining. 
12Kevin Wilson4-6Hoosiers need to find some answers on defense.
13Bill Blankenship2-8 
14Will Muschamp4-6Will need upset over FSU to make bowl.
15Charlie Weis3-7Win over WVU snapped 27-game Big 12 losing streak.
16Todd Monken0-10
17Dan Enos4-6Weak November schedule should get CMU to 6-6.
18Rich Ellerson3-7
19Dan Mullen4-6Bulldogs battled against Alabama.
20Randy Edsall6-4Win over Va. Tech should get Terps in bowl.
21June Jones4-6QB Garrett Gilbert quietly having good season.
22Kyle Flood5-4Lost 3 out of last 4; Recruiting class falling apart.
23P.J. Fleck1-10
24Doug Martin1-9
25Sean Kugler2-8
26Paul Petrino1-9Vandals play at Florida State this week. 
27Skip Holtz4-6
28Paul Haynes3-8
29Darrell Hazell1-9
30Sonny Dykes1-10
31Jim Grobe4-6Demon Deacons can play spoiler against Duke.
32Troy Calhoun2-8
33Bret Bielema3-7
34Bob Davie3-7Lobos could be without RB Kasey Carrier rest of year.
35Dave Doeren3-7Wolfpack has one more chance to avoid winless ACC record.
36Joey Jones3-6
37Tony Levine7-3Levine having a solid second season in Houston.
38Brian Polian4-7
39Doc Holliday7-3
40Kirk Ferentz7-4
41Bobby Petrino6-4
42Rick Stockstill6-4
43Ron Caragher5-5Spartans need to beat Navy or Fresno to make bowl.
44Jeff Quinn7-3
45Willie Taggart2-7
46Trent Miles0-10
47Steve Sarkisian6-4Huskies headed for another 7-6 season?
48Paul Johnson6-4
49Kyle Whittingham4-6
50Rocky Long6-4Aztecs have won six out of last seven games.
51Mark Stoops2-8
52Scott Shafer5-5
53Matt Rhule1-9Back-to-back three-point losses for Temple.
54Terry Bowden4-7Zips have won more games in 2013 than 2010-12.
55Paul Rhoads1-9
56Frank Beamer7-4
57Mike Leach5-5Cougars picked up impressive road win over Arizona.
58Paul Chryst5-5
59Frank Solich6-4Bobcats outscored 79-3 in last two games.
60Larry Fedora5-5Future looks bright for Tar Heels.
61Mike MacIntyre4-6
62Jim McElwain6-5Rams have won four out of last five games.
63Larry Blakeney5-6
64Mark Richt6-4
65Brady Hoke7-3
66Matt Wells6-4
67Justin Fuente3-6
68Bryan Harsin6-4ASU is bowl eligible for third year in a row.
69Butch Jones4-6
70David Bailiff7-3
71Curtis Johnson6-4
72Dennis Franchoine6-4
73Ken Niumatalolo6-4
74George O'Leary8-1
75Tommy Tuberville8-2
76Dave Clawson7-3
77Ruffin McNeill8-2
78Dabo Swinney9-1Tigers in good shape to play in BCS bowl.
79Rich Rodriguez6-4
80Brian Kelly7-3
81Todd Berry5-5
82Bob Stoops8-2
83Al Golden7-3
84Mark Helfrich9-1
85Larry Coker5-5
86Matt Campbell7-3
87Rod Carey10-0
88Jerry Kill8-2
89Mike Riley6-4
90Todd Graham8-2
91Jim Mora8-2
92Dan McCarney7-3
93Bronco Mendenhall7-3
94Steve Addazio6-4
95Bill O'Brien6-4
96Les Miles7-3
97Gary Pinkel9-1
98Pat Fitzgerald4-6
99Gary Patterson4-7
100James Franklin6-4Commodores bowl eligible for third year in a row.
101Mark Dantonio9-1Spartans in driver's seat for Legends Division title.
102Hugh Freeze7-3
103Tim DeRuyter9-0
104Gary Andersen8-2
105Mike Gundy9-1
106Pete Lembo9-2
107Gus Malzahn10-1
108Mark Hudspeth8-2
109David Cutcliffe8-2
110Kliff Kingsbury7-4
111Jimbo Fisher10-0
112Kevin Sumlin8-2
113Charlie Strong9-1
114David Shaw8-2
115Steve Spurrier8-2
116Chris Petersen7-3
117Bill Snyder6-4
118Art Briles9-0
119Urban Meyer10-0
120Nick Saban10-0
NREd Orgeron5-1
NRT.J. Weist0-5
NRMike Bath0-5
NRBrian Wright2-0
NRStan Parrish1-0

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