Alabama Football: Power ranking all the SEC Football Head Coaches

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SEC football coach, Nick Saban
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Alabama football coach, Nick Saban tops every best coach list. Check out how the rest of the SEC football head coaches line up behind Nick.

Measuring the 2020 SEC football coaches is tough. Alabama football coach, Nick Saban deserves his own level at No. 1. A clear No. 2 does not exist. Then there are the four new SEC guys. Three of them have never coached a game as an SEC head coach.

Whatever standards are used, the final conclusions will be subjective. Keeping it simple, the ranking that follows uses only three measurements. Two are data points needing no interpretation. They are career wins as a head coach and career winning percentage. Those data points are provided by

The third measurement is completely subjective. How well has each coach done in relation to the potential of each program they have led. For those with longer head coaching careers, more weight is given to recent performance.

SEC Football Head Coach Power Ranking

No. 14 – Sam Pittman – Arkansas

Career Record. 0-0, 0 percent

Placing Pittman last is easy. He has no head coach track record to measure. Recruiting is an essential ingredient for success, but there is much more to being a head coach.

No. 13 – Eli Drinkwitz – Missouri (previous, Appalachian State)

Career Record (Appalachian State) 12-1; 92.3 percent

Drinkwitz is another unknown in terms of being an SEC head coach. The youngest SEC head coach is respected as an offensive coach, with stops at Boise State and North Carolina State. He coached high school with Gus Malzahn in 2004 and later spent two years in Auburn. He followed Gus to Arkansas State, so he qualifies as a Gus-tree, offensive Guru, though what that means is debatable.