Ranking the Head Coaching Jobs Most Likely to Be Available in 2014

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Ranking the Head Coaching Jobs Most Likely to Be Available in 2014
Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

There are only a few weeks left in the regular season for college football, so we know what that means.

Yup, the coaching carousel is about to get rolling. (Oh, and that whole BCS thing.)

Five of the 126 FBS college football head coaching positions are already open, with Connecticut, Eastern Michigan, Florida Atlantic, Miami (Ohio) and USC under the guidance of interim coaches. And if last season is any indication, a bunch more will pop open almost immediately after teams' final games are played, if not earlier.

There were 31 coaching changes during or after the 2012 season, with nine head coaches bolting for the greener pastures of another program.

Most of the changes last year weren't a surprise, mostly based on long-term failure or a sudden drop in success. Others, though, came out of nowhere, making this carousel a lot less docile than the one at the county fair.

How many changes will happen before the 2014 season? That's anyone's guess, but we're putting our money down on the 15 most likely jobs that will have someone different in them in the next few months, ranked from worst to best situation for whoever would take over.

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