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Syracuse’s Dino Babers makes big move in Sporting News coach rankings

Syracuse’s Dino Babers has made a big jump in another annual ranking of college football coaches.

Babers came in at No. 34 in The Sporting News’ ranking of all 130 FBS coaches. Babers was No. 81 on the list last year, and the jump of 47 spots was the largest by any coach. Only three others improved by more than 40 spots: Luke Fickell, Cincinnati, up 41 spots to No. 59; Josh Heupel, Central Florida, up 41 to No. 55; and Herm Edwards, Arizona State, up 43 to No. 44.

Babers was also recently ranked No. 27 among Power 5 coaches by CBS Sports.