Nick Saban will likely reach the top 5 of all-time wins in college football this season. Outside of Saban, and possibly Mack Brown (North Carolina), there will be little movement in the top 15 of all-time wins in college football. College football coaches just don’t have the lifespan of coaches in past decades, like Joe Paterno and Bobby Bowden.
Let’s take a look at the list of all-time wins amongst active college football coaches heading into the 2022 season.
- Nick Saban, Alabama – 274 wins
- Mack Brown, North Carolina – 259 wins
- Kirk Ferentz, Iowa – 178 wins
- Brian Kelly, LSU – 166 wins
- Mike Leach, Mississippi State – 150 wins
- Dabo Swinney, Clemson – 150 wins
- Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State – 149 wins
- Kyle Whittingham, Utah – 144 wins
- Jimbo Fisher, Texas A&M – 117 wins
- Troy Calhoun, Air Force – 111 wins