Dabo Swinney ranked as the nation's second-best head coach entering the 2019 season behind...Nick Saban
"Dabo Swinney has beaten Saban in two of the last three title games, but he can't beat him in these rankings. That said, while it may not be obvious in the results of our poll, there's a clear divide between the top two and everybody else in these rankings, just like there is on the field. Thanks to Dabo, college football is a two-team league. It's Clemson or it's Alabama, and it's going to be very difficult for anybody to get past one, let alone both in the same season. 2018 rank: 3 (+1)"