Concur on both counts.
Haven't had much use for Rick Reilly since he decided to "turn in his CU ring" and bash the program every way possible while making Katie Hnida look like an abused child.
Still, the Utes deserve better than the #2 ranking they will have on the 9th. Just another example of how the "plus one" system would work - USC and Texas would complain, but it would be the Utes who would deserve the shot at the OU/Florida winner.
Some day ..... nah.