Is Chris Petersen the best coach in the Pac-12? CBS Sports thinks so.
CBS Sports ranked the top coaches in college football and Peterson is the highest ranked Pac-12 coach. The Washington coach is ranked as the fifth best coach in college football entering the 2018 season, by CBS Sports’ Tom Fornelli.
Here’s what Fornelli had to say about Petersen:
“I did a few radio interviews last season in which the hosts asked me if Petersen was losing his touch. These questions came in the midst of a season in which the Huskies went 10-3, won a division title and earned a Fiesta Bowl berth. Sure, it was a step back from 2016’s playoff berth, but the fact people believe that kind of season is a sign of Petersen “losing his touch” tells you everything you need to know about what he’s done in his career.”
By no surprise at all, Alabama coach Nick Saban is ranked as the best coach in college football. Stanford coach David Shaw is two spots behind Petersen at No. 7.
Most way-too-early top 25 rankings have Petersen and the Huskies as the top ranked Pac-12 team going into the 2018 season. Petersen’s compiled a 37-17 record in four seasons in Seattle. This year could feature his best team yet.