Sporting News ranks Dabo Swinney as the second-best head coach behind Saban
No. 2: Dabo Swinney, Clemson Last year: 2 Record: 116-30
Lowdown: There's a case to be made for Swinney at No. 1, considering the Tigers are coming off the first 15-0 season of the CFP era and he's 2-2 against Nick Saban and Alabama over the last four years. Clemson is recruiting like a superpower now, too. We'll write it down now: If Swinney and the Tigers go back-to-back (Alabama is the last team to do it), then we'll put him No. 1 next season.