This was actually a tougher list to compile than I had anticipated. The top spot was pretty clear for me, but there were a number of coaches to consider for the remainder.
Some notables considered but not on the list:
Frank Beamer (Virginia Tech), Howard Schnellenberger/Jimmy Johnson (Miami FL), Urban Meyer/Kyle Whittingham (Utah), and Houston Nutt/Dan Hawkins/Chris Petersen (Boise State).
Note: Coaches that have restored dynasties, such as Pete Carroll, Mack Brown, and Bob Stoops, were not considered. It’s not to demean their accomplishments, but rather because these are traditionally strong programs.
Comments, oversights, and feedback are always welcome.