SEC commissioner Mike Slive is a shrewd businessman, but he's not alone.
College football is loaded with individuals who wield a lot of power and they aren't afraid to use it when they need to.
Do you think Nick Saban doesn't cash a few chips when he needs to?
It's not limited to coaches and executives either.
There are some players who also have the gravitas to make an impact, even if it's just for one season.
So who are the 25 most influential people in college football right now? Let's see.