As the 2012 season nears, preseason college football rankings start to make headlines. The following ranks the head coaches of the SEC Western Division based on similar information drawn to rank college teams in the preseason. It is a mix of what they have done on the field, talent recruited and expectations for the future.
If you buy into the belief that the overall toughest conference in college football is the SEC, you should also expect to see some of the games finest coaches roaming the sidelines during SEC contests.
Not every head coach of an SEC school would automatically win a championship somewhere else. Still, there are at least five national championship caliber head coaches currently employed by SEC schools and another three that may break through in the next few years.
No other conference in college football has that type of talent pool in leadership roles.