Arizona State’s Todd Graham and Arkansas State’s Gus Malzahn should lose their voting privileges, immediately and forever.
Graham voted his unranked Sun Devils 20th, even though they went 7-5, lost four of their last six and beat one team with a winning record (Arizona).
He did not vote for USC, which was also 7-5 and beat his team by three touchdowns.
In fact, ASU didn’t receive a single vote in either the AP or Harris polls, and it had just eight points in the Coaches’ poll.
Six of those eight points came from Graham. The other two? From Malzahn, who used to work for Graham.
We already know Graham’s shameless. At least he’s consistent, though. (The only thing that would make this situation better is if he’d negotiated a clause in his contract that got him a bonus if ASU received more than 5 points in the last regular season Coaches Poll. And I wouldn’t put it past Graham to have done that.)