The 2012 college football season is over, and it is time to rank the SEC head coaches on their performance. This is by far the toughest group of guys to rank, because it is simply the most competitive conference in the country. With success oozing out of many of these programs, coaches in the SEC are held to much higher standards than other conferences.
What may be considered a wonderful season in the Pac-12 or ACC can often be looked down upon in the SEC. You must be able to recruit at a high level, get those players ready in time and win the majority of your games come Saturday. If you can't follow the simple formula, you likely won't be around long to try and turn things around. There is a reason there are four new coaches in this conference.
There were many great stories in the SEC, and a few coaches were able to put themselves on the map. But a couple of other guys may have taken a backseat.
Here are the SEC coaching rankings with the 2012 season in the books.
Note: The rankings are put together based off of this season. I don't care about a championship appearance a decade ago or how articulate a particular coach was during his latest press conference. This is a "what have you done for me lately" type of league, and that is how these rankings were treated.