Just in case you think sports writers, or your brother-in-law, are the only ones with dippy notions about sports, take a look at the coaches' poll for college football. And let's take my favorite team at the moment, the Cinderella Hawaii Warriors.
Among the voting coaches, Hawaii -- which finished No. 10 in the AP poll and the BCS rankings and is headed to the Sugar Bowl -- was ranked as high as No. 1 by one coach and as low as No. 22 by another. It was a coach from the WAC that put Hawaii at the top, New Mexico State's Hal Mumme (his team lost to Hawaii, 50-13, this season). And Dennis Franchione, who resigned from Texas A&M, had the Warriors No. 22. The votes on Hawaii were more spread out than any other team. Another high vote came from Howard Schnellenberger, now at Florida Atlantic, who made Hawaii No. 3 while Texas Tech's Mike Leach had the Warriors at No. 17.
Here's the USA Today chart on the voting. It's pretty neat.