Here's Tuesday's Dear Gary ...
Dear Gary: I see you've included Texas A&M in the Top 25 (and one) this week. You're obviously genius. They may not look like superstars doing it, but they still have managed to find ways to win games. Can you Poll Attack an AP voter who didn't vote for them? That would make me laugh.
Lots of people didn't vote for Texas A&M; that's reasonable ... as long as you aren't still voting for A&M victims LSU and Arizona. But what concerns me is the guy not voting for Ohio State and Clemson, and, yes, that guy does exist.
His name is Roger Clarkson.
He works at the Athens Banner-Herald.
He omitted Ohio State (which is 8-0 with wins over Miami, Butler and No. 8 Notre Dame) and Clemson (which is 12-0 with wins over Illinois and Miami) from his ballot, and yet he somehow found room to rank Kansas 16th and Florida 18th despite the fact that Kansas and Florida are a pair of two-loss teams with no good wins.
In other words, not ranking A&M is the least of his problems.