Saban, Meyer rank at top of the class for SEC football coaches

1. Nick Saban, Alabama — When he signed on with the Crimson Tide for $4 million a year, some people (OK, I was among them) questioned whether Saban could possibly be worth it.

Considering what he’s done in just three years, it was a bargain.

Simply put, Saban is the best coach in college football. When it comes to the combination of organization, recruiting, motivation and strategy, he has no peer.