Sporting News has ranked the 124 FBS head coaches by conference and Boise State's Chris Petersen is ranked at #2, with a 2011 record of 12-1, 6-1 Mountain West. Nick Saban, Alabama, was #1 with a 2011 record of 12-1, 7-1 SEC and Urban Meyer, Ohio State, who is in his first year there as head coach was #3. Les Miles, LSU, was #4, and #5 was
Bob Stoops, Oklahoma. Gary Patterson, TCU was #7.