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Bill Snyder Ranked As 4th Best Coach In Big 12 Football By Sporting News

The more rankings and lists that you see from sports sites, the less "real news" you know is available to talk about. As the NFL offseason enters its dead period and the college football spring practices are finished, football fans have nothing to talk about -- except meaningless lists stacked on top of one another. Yet its hard to ignore a good debate, a la High Fidelity, so Sporting News has taken on the task of ranking the Big 12 football head coaches.

Bill Snyder of Kansas State comes in fourth despite finishing second last season with a roster that no one believed in. Finishing above him is Oklahoma's Bob Stoops, Gary Patterson of TCU and Mike Gundy of Oklahoma State.

"We all know the story," writes Matt Hayes. "Took the worst program in Division I football, labored for years and eventually upset No. 1 Oklahoma in 2003 to win the school's first Big 8/12 championship in 70 years. Along the way, K-State went from laughingstock to national power. Now Snyder's back to his old tricks in Round 2 in Manhattan."

Charlie Weis finishes in sixth, which bodes well for Kansas' future.