All of the power in college sports is placed in the hands of a select few, the commissioners. From the power conferences like the SEC and the Big Ten to the smaller conferences like the Sun Belt and MAC, it is the conference commissioners who are in charge of running the sport of college football. The decisions of these men are used to carry out the voices of their various conference members. When these guys speak out, we are listening.
But who do we listen to the most? Perhaps more importantly, which of these men has the loudest and most influential voice?
Is it the Big Ten's Jim Delany or the SEC's Mike Slive? Or maybe it is the Pac-12's Larry Scott or the ACC's John Swofford? Or maybe the debate really is just between Slive and Delany.
We ranked the conference commissioners from the bottom of the totem pole to the top. Feel free to voice your thoughts in the comments below at any point.