Your point is unclear to me, but if you’re saying we shouldn’t be rated highly because of our recruiting, that is misleading. We actually have the 15th best ratio of performance vs recruiting rating. This is just from 2015-16, but it’s the best I could find quickly.
That would drive the media nuts. No top 10, or even top 25, matchups? They’d probably create their own poll. “Select” journalists would vote. They would promote the big market teams, blue bloods, and media darlings. They’d release rankings before the season even starts. Basically, self-fulfilling prophecy. It would have so much bias and irrelevance...
You are correct and that is how it should be, maybe even two or three games; but it won't happen. One - media needs to sell hits, reads, etc., and Two - this allows the traditional Blue Bloods to start highly ranked so they have to lose their way out of the ranking.
It drives clicks and gives people something to debate when we're counting down to the season. I think we all get it doesn't count for anything. The way I see it, either it confirms the anticipation of a good season or I look forward to us proving them wrong.