Despite rising coach salaries, the SEC has the best coaches for the money, according to Forbes.

Forbes calculated the value of top college football coaches based on their respective school’s ROI in football.  According to the business publication, “in compiling this list, we concluded that the best way to rank a coach relative to his peers is not just based on the number of wins and losses alone but the the strength of those wins, as well as how much a coach wins and loses as compared to his salary and the total resources he has.”

Here are the best coaches for the money, according to Forbes:

  1. Brian Kelly, Notre Dame
  2. Jimbo Fisher, Florida State
  3. Nick Saban, Alabama
  4. Mark Dantonio, Michigan State
  5. Steve Spurrier, South Carolina
  6. Dabo Swinney, Clemson
  7. George O’Leary, UCF
  8. Tim DeRutyer, Fresno State
  9. Pete Lambo, Ball State
  10. Art Briles, Baylor
  11. Mark Richt, Georgia
  12. Todd Graham, Arizona State
  13. Jim Mora, UCLA
  14. Matt Campbell, Toledo
  15. Rocky Long, San Diego State
  16. David Bailiff, Rice
  17. Hugh Freeze, Ole Miss
  18. Al Golden, Miami
  19. Urban Meyer, Ohio State
  20. David Shaw, Stanford
  21. Mike Riley, Oregon State
  22. Frank Solich, Ohio
  23. Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M
  24. Rich Rodriguez, Arizona
  25. Les Miles, LSU

What are your thoughts on this list?