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Michigan State Football: Mark Dantonio is the Ninth Best Coach in College Football

Michigan State Football: Mark Dantonio

Michigan State Football: Mark Dantonio

College football has its share of great coaches. One of the best in the game is Michigan State's Mark Dantonio.

In Athlon Sports' Top 130 Coach Rankings, the Spartans' head coach is listed at No. 9, just behind Michigan's Jim Harbaugh.

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Here's why: With three victories in 2019, Dantonio will become the winningest coach in Michigan State history. Under Dantonio’s watch, the Spartans have recorded 107 victories and an outright or share of a conference title three times since 2007. Additionally, Dantonio has recorded six seasons of 11 or more wins, guided the team to a No. 3 finish in the final poll for the 2013 season and led the program to a berth in the CFB Playoff in ’15. After finishing sixth or higher in three consecutive polls from 2013-15, Michigan State has only one finish (’17) over the last three years. Prior to taking over at Michigan State, Dantonio went 18-17 at Cincinnati from 2004-06.

Where do the other 129 coaches rank? Check out our entire 130 College Football Coach Rankings.