I got in a Twitter debate with Foy about this
by flanner96 (2022-06-16 23:14:15)

In reply to: I believe polls more accurate tan RPI with small sampling  posted by NDoggie78

He really clung to the notion of RPI and SOS being more important criteria, and I was arguing that the fact that the committee left the No. 4 team in the polls out of the field would have caused months of columns and cable talking head content in any other sport.

The committee needs to leave some wiggle room for accounting for an eye test. Sticking to "criteria" too closely leads to 6 teams from one conference getting in.