The Best Current College Football Coaches

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List Criteria: Vote up any top NCAA football coach of today

The best college football coaches are not just the best NCAA Football coaches going into the 2016-2017 college football season, but also some of the best college football coaches of all time. These talented football coaches are all looking to lead their team to greatness in the upcoming season and the chances that one will hoist the championship trophy is highly likely.

With three national championships with the Alabama Crimson Tide since 2009, it's hard to make a case that anyone other than Nick Saban is the best current college football coach. Thought he could also be considered one of the worst NFL coaches of all time, his success coaching in the college ranks simply cannot be rivaled.

That said, there are dozens of other coaches looking to unthrone Saban as the top current NCAA Football coach. Bill Snyder of Kansas State, Brian Kelly of Notre Dame, Steve Spurrier of South Carolina and even Urban Meyer of Ohio State are all in the hunt and the chances that one of their teams will meet the Crimson Tide in the BCS National Championship Game are pretty good.

How you select the best college football coaches of today can come from a variety of factors be it win-loss record, a big victory over your most-hated rival or just being the main man leading your favorite team down the field. However you rank them, do so below by voting, re-ranking this list or adding any not already listed to determine the absolute best current college football coaches.

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    the people's #1 & most listed
    age 64 Alabama Crimson Tide

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    age 51 Ohio State Buckeyes

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    age 52 Michigan Wolverines

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    age 62 Fired by the LSU Tigers on 9/25/16

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    age 46 Clemson Tigers

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    age 59 Michigan State Spartans

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    age 55 Oklahoma Sooners

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    age 76 Kansas State Wildcats

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    age 55 TCU Horned Frogs

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    age 50 Florida State Seminoles

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    age 51 Washington Huskies

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    age 60 Fired by the Baylor Bears on 5/26/16

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    age 43 Stanford Cardinal

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    age 55 Miami Hurricanes

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    West Virginia Mountaineers

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    age 54 Notre Dame Fighting Irish

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    age 48 Oklahoma State Cowboys

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    Tom Herman Houston Cougars

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    age 41 Northwestern Wildcats

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    age 46 Ole Miss Rebels

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    age 55 Texas Longhorns

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    age 51 Texas A&M Aggies

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    age 60 Iowa Hawkeyes

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    age 53 North Carolina Tar Heels

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    age 43 Penn State Nittany Lions

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    age 53 Florida Gators

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    age 50 Auburn Tigers

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    age 54 Louisville Cardinals

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    age 56 Utah Utes

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    age 39 South Florida Bulls

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    added by Tom Derr
    age 59 Akron Zips

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    age 43 Mississippi State Bulldogs

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    age 57 Fired from the Michigan Wolverines on 12/2/14

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    age 44 North Carolina State Wolfpack

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    Chris Creighton Eastern Michigan University Football age 46

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    age 45 Arkansas Razorbacks

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    about to drop off & added by bdub shelbz
    age 62 Nebraska Cornhuskers

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    age 54 Washington State Cougars

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    age 64

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    age 61 Duke Blue Devils

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    added by Tom Derr
    age 71 Ohio Bobcats

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    age 51 Oregon State Beavers

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    age 49 Virginia Cavaliers

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    age 40 Temple Owls

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    P. J. Fleck age 35

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    age 49

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    age 52 Arizona Wildcats

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    age 48 Iowa State Cyclones

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    Bob Diaco age 42 Connecticut Huskies

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