Today, USA Today's first coaches poll came out. A lot of people say preseason polls don't matter. They are more important than one thinks.
If a team starts out high in the polls, they don't have to go as far as teams that are lower in the polls or not ranked.
Is it unfair? Yes. Will it change? Probably not. Now after accepting that reality, you can realize why coaches need to get it right when they vote. This is what the coaches got right (and wrong) this year.