Agreed with your assessment of the validity of the voting.
The honors are nice for the players, but the political nature and/or lack of true evaluation that goes into those (and almost all) awards is crazy. Todman not even being a FINALIST for the Doak Walker award when he was 2nd in the nation in rushing; 2007 Co-BE football champs UCONN....I think it's logical to think if a team wins a league title they probably have, if not the best players, at least their fair share. The fewer great players they have, well then their coach must have done a great job with lesser talent, right? So how did awards go for our team in 2007? Fewest All-BE performers in the league, and somehow our coach didn't get COY either. Bizarre.
The great thing is though-we were still conference champs that year. Despite being shunned at the awards ceremony.