I never said anything about AP or coaches’ polls. I think they’re really poor evaluators as well and those are more about perception (hence why ND and Michigan are almost always high in preseason football polls regardless or how they performed the previous season or what they have coming back).
But if you think a single elimination tournament is the best evaluation of what teams are better or not, there’s really no talking to you about it because that’s just laughable logic. Plus I see you’re hung up on straw mans.
Hell of a lot of fun. One of the most entertaining things in all of sports. Bad evaluative tool.