CBS Sports the top-25 power five coaches heading into the 2022 season

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Tom Fornelli of CBS Sports recently ranked the top-25 power five coaches heading towards the 2022 college football season, with well-known names within the college football landscape combined with a number of up and coming coaches looking to make a name for themselves as the season approaches.

When looking through the list, the top-10 coaches are placed in an order that could be argued and debated for hours and hours, as analysts, writers, and fan bases share completely different views on why a said coach should be included in the upper echelon based on a set of parameters that again, many will disagree with. Whether the debate is based on player development or championship pedigree, each coach listed deserves the recognition as one of the best in college football at the current state, and the rest is up to future results.

I will now list the top 10 coaches from the article, so please, argue amongst yourselves!

Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State

OSU coach Mike Gundy was pleased with the growth of his healthy offensive linemen during the spring.
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Jim Harbaugh, Michigan

Jim Harbaugh listens to plays on the field during the Michigan spring game April 2, 2022 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor.
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Kyle Whittingham, Utah

Dec 23, 2009, San Diego, CA, USA; Utah Utes coach Kyle Whittinigham watches on the sidelines during the 2009 Poinsettia Bowl against the California Golden Bears at Qualcomm Stadium. Utah defeated California 37-27. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Brian Kelly, LSU

LSU football coach Brian Kelly speaks to media following the first spring practice under him on March 24.
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Ryan Day, Ohio State

Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Ryan Day watches during the spring football game at Ohio Stadium in Columbus on April 16, 2022.
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Jimbo Fisher, Texas A&M

Texas A&M Head Coach Jimbo Fisher speaks in the main media room in the Hyatt Regency during SEC Media Days in Hoover, Ala., Wednesday, July 21, 2021. [Staff Photo/Gary Cosby Jr.]
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Lincoln Riley, USC

Apr 23, 2022; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Southern California Trojans coach Lincoln Riley during the spring game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Dabo Swinney, Clemson

Apr 9, 2022; Clemson, South Carolina, USA; Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney during the first quarter of the 2022 Orange vs White Spring Game at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Ruinard-USA TODAY Sports

Kirby Smart, Georgia

Apr 16, 2022; Athens, Georgia, USA; Georgia Bulldogs head coach Kirby Smart on the field during the Georgia Bulldogs Spring Game at Sanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Nick Saban, Alabama

Jan 10, 2022; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Alabama head coach Nick Saban against Georgia during the 2022 CFP college football national championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary Cosby Jr.-USA TODAY Sports

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