Introducing the Best Coaches in College Football Tournament
That’s why we’re going to have a little fun with our own version of March Madness (albeit a little late): the Best Coaches in College Football Tournament.
From Nick Saban all the way down to good ‘ol Charlie Weis, there are a ton of current names to choose from for our 16-coach bracket. This is completely biased, but heavily researched—seeding is based off total wins, bowl appearances, national championships, recruiting and the ever-so-important “what have you done for me lately?”
And just like the NCAA Basketball Tournament, you’re allowed to disagree with seeding. It’s in your blood.
Here’s the entire field with first-round matchups:
No. 1 – Nick Saban, Alabama
No. 16 – Chris Petersen, Washington
No. 2 – Urban Meyer, Ohio State
No. 15 – Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M
No. 3 – Les Miles, LSU
No. 14 – Frank Beamer, Virginia Tech
No. 4 – Bob Stoops, Oklahoma
No. 13 – Dabo Swinney, Clemson
No. 5 – Steve Spurrier, South Carolina
No. 12 – Gus Malzahn, Auburn
No. 6 – Mark Richt, Georgia
No. 11 – Bill Snyder, Kansas State
No. 7 – Mark Dantonio, Michigan State
No. 10 – Jim Mora Jr., UCLA
No. 8 – Jimbo Fisher, Florida State
No. 9 – Brian Kelly, Notre Dame
Just missed the cut: Art Briles, Baylor; James Franklin, Penn State; David Shaw, Stanford; Gary Pinkel, Missouri; Craig Bohl, Wyoming.
Who is the best coach in the country heading into the 2014? YOU will decide. Be on the lookout for each matchup, as the first round starts Monday. Each “game” will include a full resume along with a poll and potential second-round preview.
Let the madness begin.
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