I just wish the Powers That Be would be consistent. Back in 2006, after Ohio State and Michigan had their classic 1-2 game, the majority opinion after the game was that those were the two best teams. The arguments advanced for Alabama this year ("the two best teams," "best loss," etc.) argued for Michigan then. Yet, in the final voting, enough votes swung from Michigan to Florida to jump Florida to #2, even though a lot fewer people were picking them to beat OSU than would have picked Michigan in a rematch. The overwhelming reason why voters did that can be summarized in four words: Michigan had their chance. Most thought there shouldn't be a rematch and thus there wasn't one. I agreed with that, by the way.
I guess we can argue about why they've apparently changed their minds about such a thing, but it seems they have.