This list profiles some of the most innovative and best athletic directors in college sports today.
The reason these athletic directors are being ranked is because they have a very significant influence on the overall productivity, integrity, and success of an athletic program.
Considerations for Rankings
1. Success: How successful has the program been across all sports categories (championships, high rankings)?
2. Branding of Program: How big is the identity of the program at the national level?
3. Academic Integrity: What is the quality of life for student-athletes at the given university in regards to academic support and programs?