It is still really dumb. But the voters from the USA Today coaches poll are evidently even dumber. The final AP poll of the year has Florida #1 and Utah #2 (with a few first place votes). Whatever. It's a flawed system, but it is the one we have.
But the USA Today poll has Florida #1, USC #2, Texas #3, and Utah #4. Well, if you don't want to allow Utah into the national championship picture, fine. But to suggest that the perfect season and thoroughly convincing bowl victory over the #6 team in the poll don't merit at least second place is just beyond ludicrous.
Also, the USA Today poll has Missouri 2 spots higher than Oklahoma State, which is farcical. Thank God it's basketball season!