On Tuesday, Sporting News analyst Bill Bender ranked all 130 FBS coaches. These sorts of lists never make every fan happy, mostly because it’s an impossible task to rank 130 guys.

However, 1 particular coach had many fans coming to his defense after he was perceived to be ranked too low.

As you can see below, when SEC Network host Paul Finebaum tweeted out Bender’s top-10 rankings, Georgia coach Kirby Smart checked in at No. 7:

Bulldog fans were quick to defend their coach, pointing out his record against Lincoln Riley, Brian Kelly and Jimbo Fisher, for starters. Here’s some of the reaction to Bender’s rankings:


Who did Bender get right? Who did he get wrong? Check out his full rankings of the 130 FBS coaches here.