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HCR 2018

Past Top Coaches

  • 2017 – Scott Frost, UCF
  • 2016 – Dabo Swinney, Clemson
  • 2015 – Nick Saban, Alabama
  • 2014 – Urban Meyer, Ohio State
  • 2013 – George O’Leary, UCF
  • 2012 – Nick Saban, Alabama
  • 2011 – Nick Saban, Alabama

  • Current Head Coaches are listed in their school colors. Coaches that were let go or moved on in the offseason are listed in black and grey.
  • Prog Comp Rank” is the program composite rank. This is the average of 3 separate rankings: The year before the coach was hired, the 7 years prior, and the all-time rank. This ranking is used throughout the coach’s tenure at the school to gauge the performance of the team each year under his watch.
  • Prog Rank” is the ranking for the current year in Elite Teams and Tiers.
  • Avg Recr Rank Inher” is the talent level in the WRC that the coach inherited when he took the job.
  • Avg Recr Rank” is the current WRC rank, or what kind of talent the coach is working with this year.
  • Score” takes into account Program Movement (up or down), Overachievement Above Recruiting Ranking, Sustainability (leaving the cupboard full for the next coach), and Relative Program Ranking (how high the program is ranked).
  • ^ indicates that the school was on probation for the majority of the coach’s tenure and that coach’s hands were tied so to speak.
  • ** two asterisks mean that violations occurred under both the previous coach and the current coach.
  • *** three asterisks means that a coach was either convicted of major violations to achieve his results or will likely be convicted of major violations in the near future.