Alabama Crimson Tide: Top 25 CFB current head coaches

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A good look or two at the Top 25 head coaches in college football, including Alabama Crimson Tide head coach, Nick Saban.

Admittedly Alabama Crimson Tide fans and the legions of fans who root for other schools are missing spring football. While the suspension of football activities is caused by a real national emergency, fans are ready for almost anything to fill the void.

The good news is there are plenty of subjects for engagement. One example is a recent tweet from Ralph Russo giving his list of the Top 25, current, college football head coaches. Russo is a credible source. Even with his expertise, he offers just an individual opinion.

With no immediate pressing news about Alabama Crimson Tide sports, another individual opinion seemed warranted. Below is a breakdown, 1-25 of Russo’s list, my individual list and also the career winning percentages for each coach, provided by

As much fun as this was to do, it was not meant as a refutation of Russo’s effort. Individual opinions from fans would vary significantly. A quick preview for Alabama Crimson Tide fans is I picked seven SEC football coaches in the Top 25.

Top 25 Active College Football Head Coaches

No. 1 – Nick Saban – There is no debate with CNS at No. 1. Career Winning 79.1 percent

No. 2 – Dabo Swinney – We both agreed again. Career Winning 80.7 percent

No. 3 – Brian Kelly – Another match from our two lists. Don’t worry, the ‘Amen’ chorus is about to end. Kelly is a solid choice as a proven winner at all his coaching stops. The only thing missing is an FBS-level National Championship.

No. 4 – (Russo) Ed Orgeron; (Evans) Jimbo Fisher. Jimbo, having won a National Championship, gets my vote at four, even though his shine has dulled over the last three seasons. He has the third-best winning record (excluding head coaches with less than five-season careers) on the list at 75.8 percent. Yes, Coach O also has National Championship credentials, but to me, he will need another couple of seasons of strong performance to be a Top 5 coach.