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Check the charts: Which coaches are climbing their school's all-time wins list?

A few years back we took a look at coaches climbing their school's all-time wins lists and, as we know, a lot has changed in the past three years. Gone are Steve Spurrier, Frank Beamer and Gary Pinkel, and joining the exercise is David Shaw, Ken Niumatalolo and Rocky Long.

The only coach among the 27 longest-tenured not to make this list in one form or another is Notre Dame's Brian Kelly, whose 59 wins put him barely halfway to third place.

In all, six active coaches hold their schools' all-time records, three more could move there in 2017 and 17 more are on (or near) the medal stand.

Without further ado, here is the rundown:

THE RECORD HOLDERS

KANSAS STATE
1. Bill Snyder - 202 wins
2. Mike Ahearn - 39 wins

The Wizard is responsible 43.9 percent of the wins in K-State's football history despite coaching only 23.8 percent of the Wildcats' seasons.

NAVY
1. Ken Niumatalolo - 77 wins
2. George Welsh - 55 wins

NORTHWESTERN
1. Pat Fitzgerald - 77 wins
2. Lynn Waldorf - 49 wins

Niumatalolo and Fitzgerald have the same amount of wins and the same opportunity to put their respective schools' records completely out of reach.

OKLAHOMA
1. Bob Stoops - 190 wins
2. Barry Switzer - 157 wins
3. Bud Wilkinson - 145 wins
4. Bennie Owen - 122 wins

Look at the company Stoops has on this list. Each coach has multiple national championships, and each is in the College Football Hall of Fame. And Stoops could hold the record by 50 games or more by the time he hangs 'em up.

OKLAHOMA STATE
1. Mike Gundy - 104 wins
2. Pat Jones - 62 wins

How many figures beside Gundy can arguably hold the claim to be the best quarterback and coach in their alma mater's history?

TCU
1. Gary Patterson - 149 wins
2. Dutch Meyer - 109 wins

Not only the winningest coach in TCU history, Patterson also has a half-dozen years on the next longest-tenured FBS head coach in Texas.

ONE (GOOD) SEASON AWAY

IOWA
1. Hayden Fry - 143 wins
2. Kirk Ferentz - 135 wins

It took 20 seasons for Fry to set Iowa's record. Ferentz has a great shot to break it in his 19th.

SAN DIEGO STATE
1. Claude Gilbert - 61 wins
2. Rocky Long - 54 wins

With a 22-6 run over the past two seasons -- with two Mountain West titles and two bowl wins to boot -- Long has positioned himself to own the SDSU record in 2017.

STANFORD
1. Pop Warner - 71
2. David Shaw - 64 wins

Shaw is one decent season behind passing the man whose name is literally synonymous with the game of football for many in this country.

ON (OR CLOSE TO) THE MEDAL STAND

AIR FORCE
1. Fisher DeBerry - 169 wins
2. Ben Martin - 96 wins
3. Troy Calhoun - 77 wins

Calhoun will become Air Force's third coach with more than 50 wins this season. Not bad for a program that started in 1955.

ALABAMA
1. Paul "Bear" Bryant - 232 wins
2. Frank Thomas - 115 wins
3. Nick Saban - 114 wins

Saban will never catch The Bear, but he's nudged ahead of him in total accomplishments anyway. And he's not slowing down, either.

BOISE STATE
1. Chris Petersen - 92 wins
2. Dan Hawkins - 53 wins
3. Bryan Harsin - 31 wins

Here's how ridiculously good Boise State has been this century: Harsin's .775 winning percentage (31-9) trails both Petersen and Hawkins. The trio is a ridiculous 176-32 (.846) since 2001.

CLEMSON
1. Frank Howard - 165 wins
2. Danny Ford - 96 wins
3. Dabo Swinney - 89 wins

Deshaun Watson's pass to Hunter Renfrow confirmed that, like Howard and Ford, Dabo Swinney will finish his career in the College Football Hall of Fame.

DUKE
1. Wallace Wade - 110 wins
2. Bill Murray - 93 wins
3. David Cutcliffe - 52 wins

Add in his 44 wins at Ole Miss and Cutcliffe will likely hit the career century mark in 2017.

FLORIDA STATE
1. Bobby Bowden - 304 wins
2. Jimbo Fisher - 78 wins

When one coach gobbles up 304 wins over 34 years, it tends to put your school's record book a little out of whack. Florida State didn't start playing football until 1937 and, other than Bowden, has just one coached that's remained in Tallahassee longer than six seasons.

GEORGIA TECH
1. Bobby Dodd - 165 wins
2. William Alexander - 134 wins
3. John Heisman - 102 wins
4. Paul Johnson - 70 wins

The three coaches ahead of Johnson are in all in the College Football Hall of Fame. The first is the namesake of Georgia Tech's stadium, and the third is the namesake of an award you may know something about.

LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE
1. Nelson Stokley - 62 wins
2. Mark Hudspeth - 46 wins

Hudspeth passed his predecessor Rickey Bustle for second place last season -- and needed three fewer seasons to do so.

LOUISVILLE
1. Frank Camp - 118 wins
2. Bobby Petrino - 67 wins

Petrino's second tenure at Louisville is already at 26 wins, closing in on the top five in Cardinals history on its own.

MARSHALL
1. Bob Pruett - 79 wins
2. Doc Holliday - 53 wins

In addition to collecting the second highest win total and winning percentage in Thundering Herd history, Holliday's 4-0 bowl mark is also a school record.

MICHIGAN STATE
1. Duffy Daugherty - 109 wins
2. Mark Dantonio - 90 wins

Two bounce back seasons after last year's 3-9 disaster would allow Dantonio to pass Hall of Famer Duffy Daugherty.

MIDDLE TENNESSEE
1. Charles Murphy - 155 wins
2. Boots Donnelly - 140 wins
3. Rick Stockstill - 72 wins

Nos. 1 and 2 may be out of reach, but reaching the No. 3 spot in firmly in Stockstill's grasp.

MISSISSIPPI STATE
1. Jackie Sherrill - 74 wins
2. Allyn McKeen - 65 wins
3. Dan Mullen - 61 wins

The record will become Mullen's, likely as soon as 2018, as long as he wants it.

OHIO
1. Don Peden - 129 wins
2. Bill Hess - 108 wins
3. Frank Solich - 88 wins

He may never catch Peden and Hess, but Solich's presence on this list is impressive on its own considering he didn't even debut at Ohio until age 60.

OLE MISS
1. John Vaught - 190 wins
2. Billy Brewer - 66 wins
3. David Cutcliffe - 44 wins
4. Hugh Freeze - 39 wins 
Harry Mehre - 39 wins

Freeze's march to the No. 2 spot hit a major speed bump with the NCAA's announcement of the charges it is pursuing against the Rebels' football program.

RICE
1. Jess Neely - 144 wins
2. David Bailiff - 56 wins

Bailiff moved into second place in 2016 and shares Neely's school record with three bowl victories. The Owls have seven bowl wins total.

UTAH
1. Ike Armstrong - 141 wins
2. Kyle Whittingham - 104 wins

I used to think Armstrong's 141 wins were out of reach. But Whittingham, a young 57 and 28-11 over his past three seasons, may well prove me wrong.

THE ASTERISKS

Coaches at young programs that, while they don't meet the spirit of this exercise, they do fall in line with the letter of it, so we gave them their own section.

CENTRAL FLORIDA
1. George O'Leary - 81 wins
2. Mike Kruczek - 36 wins
3. Gene McDowell - 10 wins
4. Scott Frost - 6 wins

CHARLOTTE
1. Brad Lambert - 16 wins

OLD DOMINION
1. Bobby Wilder - 67 wins
2. Tommy Scott - 42 wins

SOUTH ALABAMA
1. Joey Jones - 48 wins

UTSA
1. Larry Coker - 26 wins
2. Frank Wilson - 6 wins