The Big Ten coaching scene has received a partial facelift this week, and a larger one over this offseason.
With the faces comes a slightly different landscape in terms of which teams have the best coaching situations. With Chris Holtmann replacing Thad Matta at Ohio State, let's rank the Big Ten coaches.
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14. Pat Chambers, Penn State: 87-109 (6)
2016-17: 15-18, 6-12
Chambers' tenure at Penn State has produced stagnant results, but after going 22-41 combined his first two seasons he's won 16, 18, 16 and 15 games and has not made an NCAA Tournament. Chambers took Boston U to a tourney back 2011 out of the America East.
13. Tim Miles, Nebraska: 75-86 (5)
2016-17: 12-19, 6-12
Miles and Nebraska have missed the NCAAs three straight seasons after pushing through in 2014. This past season was a step back.
12. Fran McCaffrey, Iowa: 137-101 (7)
2016-17: 18-14, 10-8
McCaffrey made three straight tournaments at Iowa, but at 19-15 missed the cut this past season. It's been a solid run, but the trend isn't pointing in the right direction.
11. Steve Pikiell, Rutgers: 15-18 (1)
2016-17: 15-18, 3-15
Pikiell spent 11 very successful seasons at Stony Brook and took a 7-25 team all the way up to 15-18 in Year 1. It's just one season, but it was a big step in the right direction for the Scarlet Knights.
10. Chris Collins, Northwestern: 73-60 (4)
2016-17: 24-12, 10-8, NCAA
Collins has taken a 13-19 program to 24 wins and their first ever NCAA appearance. It's a tough place to recruit but Collins has the program on the right track and the recent results fruitful.
9. Richard Pitino, Minnesota: 75-61 (4)
2016-17: 24-10, 11-7, NCAA
Pitino's tenure at Minnnesota has been all over the map. The team he largely inherited in 2013 finished 25-13. Two years later, the Gophers went 8-23. Last season, Pitino returned the Gophers to the NCAA Tournament.
8. Brad Underwood, Illinois: 136-109 (4) @ Stephen F. Austin, Oklahoma St.
2016-17: 20-13, 9-9, NCAA @ Oklahoma St.
Underwood has made the NCAAs four straight seasons, three with SFA and one with Oklahoma State. He'll take on quite the challenge at Illinois but it's tough to bet against him with his track record.
7. Matt Painter, Purdue: 266-142 (12)
2016-17: 25-7, 14-4, NCAA
Painter has made 10 NCAA Tournament appearances, nine at his alma mater Purdue, including three straight. The past two seasons includes a regular-season conference title and a 53-17 record. Purdue is back and here to stay, as long as Painter is at the helm.
6. Mark Turgeon, Maryland: 79-25 (3)
2016-17: 24-9, 12-6, NCAA
Turgeon had a nice run at Texas A&M and now has Maryland rolling with three straight NCAAs and a combined 79 wins. They were bounced by Xavier as a 6-seed this season but went to the Sweet 16 in 2016, losing to Kansas.
5. John Beilein, Michigan: 215-135 (10)
2016-17: 26-12, 10-8, NCAA
Beilein has Michigan back in the mix nationally with seven NCAA Tournament appearances in 10 seasons. They won the Big Teb tourney this past season and made it to the Sweet 16. Beilein led the Wolverines to the Championship game in 2013 and owns two regular season conference titles, too.
4. Chris Holtmann, Ohio State: 114-85 (6) @ Gardner-Webb, Butler
2016-17: 25-9, 12-6, NCAA @ Butler
Holtmann's three years at Butler were successful with three tourney appearances, and made it to the regional final this season.
3. Greg Gard, Wisconsin: 42-18 (2)
2016-17: 25-9, 12-6, NCAA
Gard does more with less than most, but that's a trend in college sports these days and such an approach is represented up and down the Big Ten coaching landscape. There's an argument to be made Gard belongs in the top two spots.
2. Archie Miller, Indiana: 139-63 (6) @ Dayton
2016-17: 24-8, 15-3, NCAA @ Dayton
Miller's days in Dayton suggest nothing but what Indiana is hoping: He's one of the top 15-20 coaches in college basketball. If he gets things rolling at Indiana the sky is the limit.
1. Tom Izzo, Michigan State: 544-220 (22)
2016-17: 19-14, 10-8, NCAA
Izzo's hold on the top spot is not as strong as it was a few years ago, but he's made 20 consecutive NCAA Tournaments, owns a championship ring and has five Final Fours under his belt. Another year like this past season and this ranking may change. It's not about the past, it's about the present.