CBS Sports and 247Sports experts banded together earlier in the offseason to put together our annual coaching rankings. To the surprise of nobody, Alabama coach Nick Saban sat atop the college football world as the unquestioned leader of the pack.
Behind him, at least in the SEC anyway, there were some challenging questions facing all of us. Does Kirby Smart’s success getting Georgia back into the national title scene on a virtually annual basis garner runner-up honors? How does Texas A&M’s Jimbo Fisher, who already has a national title — albeit at Florida State — stack up against the rest of the pack?
There are plenty of other extremely accomplished coaches in the league who deserve recognition for their respective success. Here’s how the SEC coaches rank in our 2021 coaching rankings. Keep in mind that these are extremely fluid based on how talented coaches and teams are behind Saban — who’s widely regarded as one of the best coaches in college football history.
Complete Power Five coach rankings: 1-25 | 26-65