Georgia coach Kirby Smart led Georgia to a 65-7 win over TCU on Monday night, and in the process, he became the first head coach to win back-to-back national titles since Nick Saban led Alabama to consecutive crowns in 2011-2012. Smart, who served on Saban's staff at Alabama from 2007-15 and topped his mentor in dramatic fashion in last season's national title game, is in the beginning stages of building a dynasty in Athens, Georgia. 

Now that Smart has matched his former boss in the consecutive titles department, that begs the question: Has Smart surpassed Saban as the best coach in college football right now? 

The answer is: no. He hasn't yet, but the gap is rapidly closing. 

Not only does Smart have consecutive national titles, but his Bulldogs have finished in the top seven of the AP Top 25 in six consecutive seasons, he has led Georgia to division titles in five of the last six years and is 33-1 over his last 34 games. In other words, he's dominating the college football world in the same way Saban did last decade. 

Consider this, though. Saban led Alabama to dynasty status after leading Toledo (1990), Michigan State (1995-99), LSU (2000-04) and the NFL's Miami Dolphins (2005-06). Smart has led Georgia to this point after taking over Georgia in 2016 with the same Power Five head-coaching experience that I have ... which is none.