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Bruce Feldman of The Athletic released his Top 25 College Football Head Coaches on Tuesday, with eight coaches from the SEC on his list.

Georgia's Kirby Smart took over the No. 1 spot, replacing Nick Saban who held the position last year.

New Alabama coach Kalen DeBoer came in at No. 4 and LSU's Brian Kelly was on the only other SEC coach in the Top 10.

SEC-bound Texas head coach Steve Sarkisian landed just outside the Top 10 at No. 11. He was followed by Kentucky's Mark Stoops at No. 14, Tennessee's Josh Heupel at No. 17, Ole Miss coach Lane Kiffin at No. 21, and Auburn's Hugh Freeze at No. 23.

Feldman's Top 25:
1. Kirby Smart, Georgia (2023: No. 2)
2. Dabo Swinney, Clemson (2023: No. 3)
3. Lance Leipold, Kansas (2023: No. 10)
4. Kalen DeBoer, Alabama (2023: No. 16)
5. Ryan Day, Ohio State (2023: No. 6)
6. Brian Kelly, LSU (2023: No. 8)
7. James Franklin, Penn State (2023: No. 5)
8. Kyle Whittingham, Utah (2023: No. 9)
9. Lincoln Riley, USC (2023: No. 7)
10. Mike Norvell, Florida State (2023: No. 21)
11. Steve Sarkisian, Texas (2023: NR)
12. Chris Klieman, Kansas State (2023: 13)
13. Jeff Brohm, Louisville (2023: NR)
14. Mark Stoops, Kentucky (2023: No. 18)
15. Kirk Ferentz, Iowa (2023: No. 23)
16. Dave Clawson, Wake Forest (2023: No. 12)
17. Josh Heupel, Tennessee (2023: No. 22)
18. Matt Rhule, Nebraska (2023: No. 15)
19. Luke Fickell, Wisconsin (2023: No. 11)
20. Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State (2023: NR)
21. Lane Kiffin, Ole Miss (2023: NR)
22. Jonathan Smith, Michigan State (2023: NR)
23. Hugh Freeze, Auburn (2023: No. 19)
24. Jedd Fisch, Washington (2023: NR)
25. Rich Rodriguez, Jacksonville State (2023: NR)
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Bham4Tide1 month
I’d put Lane above Josh Heupel & Stoops.

DeBoer ahead of Kelly huh?
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RebelTheBear1 month
Dave Clawson and Matt Rhule being above Lane Kiffin is certainly a take
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Globetrotter7471 month
If this is based on future expectations and not on past accomplishments, I would put Dabo lower.
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RECConspiracy1 month
I would put Lane and Sark in the top 10. James Franklin has no business being #7
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