1. Frank Beamer, Virginia Tech
Frank Beamer has been doing at Virginia Tech what Grobe is trying to do at Wake Forest for the last 15 years. That is the main reason why Beamer is at the top of this list while some other lists have Grobe ahead of him. He has the third most victories of any active coach in America, behind Bowden and Penn State's Joe Paterno. He still has complete control of the program, with the best years looking to be coming in the next 36 months. Some are calling for a national championship run this year, behind quarterback Tyrod Taylor, running back Darren Evans, and defensive end Jason Worilds. Whatever the case, you can be certain that the Hokies will win ten games, as they have done each of the last four seasons, and compete for an ACC Championship, something they have achieved each of the last two years.
Correction: We have competed for an ACC championship every year since we joined the league in '04. Unless, of course by "compete for" the author literally means to play in the ACC championship game, which we've only done three of the past four years. (The only four years that the ACC has had a championship game, it should probably be noted.)
Frank Beamer, you've got moxy!