Hot Seat Rankings: Five college football coaches with their jobs on the line in 2018

Is money really no object?

That's a question we have to be asking ourselves after another silly season. With 21 schools changing coaches, athletic directors ate a cumulative total of $70 million in contract buyouts -- at least. While the money continues to get bigger, patience keeps shrinking. In the last three offseasons, there have been 69 total coaching changes.

Which leads us to our ratings key. Here's how the 129 FBS coaches sort out. There are 16 on the proverbial hot seat entering the season with another 19 starting to feel the heat.

Rating What it means Coaches

5

Win or be fired

6

4

Start improving now

10

3

Pressure is mounting

19

2

All good ... for now

42

1

Safe and secure

41

0

Untouchable

11

That leads us to the annual Hot Seat Rankings and this handful of Power Five coaches that need to figure out a way to cool things down before 2018 comes to a close. Check out our complete set of 2018 Hot Seat Rankings for all 129 FBS coaches entering the season.

Check out the full set of 2018 Hot Seat Rankings for all 129 FBS programs.

CBS Sports Senior Writer

Dennis Dodd has covered college football for CBS Sports since it was CBS SportsLine in 1998. He is one of only seven media members to attend all 16 BCS title games and has chronicled conference realignment... Full Bio

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