It isn't an opinion. It's a fact. If the AP didn't matter, it would t be what everyone wants to see at noon on Mondays(Sundays for football). No one is waiting on the SI Top 25. And all of their preseason rankings? For clicks to their website. So yet again, the AP is what matters and the coaches.Again, your position is that AP is sacred and nothing else matters. A journalist who is a voter ranked this very week teams that Purdue beat handily in the days before the voting well ahead of them. But that vote is to be taken seriously in the only poll that matters.
That is your opinion. You are entitled to it. But to expect others to take it seriously is beyond your ken.