Ranking the top coaches in the country has little to do with wins and losses, salaries, championships, recruits...
The best coaches provide direction, lay groundwork, rally from behind. They do the intangible things to be outstanding, just as players have intangibles that make them terrific, that make them stand out from their peers.
Though close in letter and in spirit, this top 25 list does not mirror the top 25 programs in the country. Instead, it recognizes those coaches who are succeeding in more places than the win/loss column.
Let's get to it.