Report: Where does Pelini rank?

The Sporting News' annual head coach rankings came out on Thursday.

The Sporting News released their annual FBS head coach rankings and Nebraska's Bo Pelini checks in at No. 34, down three spots from last year.

The rankings act as a stock report and can see coaches slide 20 to 30 spots in one year.

Pelini is 58-24 in six seasons as a head coach and has gone 34-14 in conference play. The Huskers have played for three conference championships during that time and Pelini has never won less than nine games in a season – putting him with some elite company when comparing his resume the first six years as a HC. But, pundits would say the head coach has a long list of resources others don't and his fiery demeanor at times puts a negative light on Nebraska.

Ohio State's Urban Meyer is the Big Ten's top coach according to the Sporting News, placing No. 3 overall in the country.

Urban Meyer

No. 3) Urban Meyer – Ohio State
No. 9) Mark Dantonio – Michigan State
No. 22) Pat Fitzgerald – Northwestern
No. 25) James Franklin – Penn State
No. 27) Gary Anderson – Wisconsin
No. 34) Bo Pelini- Nebraska
No. 46) Brady Hoke – Michigan
No. 49) Jerry Kill – Minnesota
No. 51) Kirk Ferentz – Iowa
No. 63) Randy Edsall – Maryland
No. 76) Kevin Wilson – Indiana
No. 88) Kyle Flood – Rutgers
No. 112) Tim Beckman – Illinois
No. 113) Darrell Hazell – Purdue

Alabama's Nick Saban is the nation's top coach for the fourth straight season and won't be giving up the honor unless the Tide finish winless this year.

Other coaches of interest for Nebraska fans include Missouri's Gary Pinkel (No. 37 up 15 spots this year), Wyoming's Craig Bohl (No. 52), and Ohio's Frank Solich (No. 67 down 21 spots this year).

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