Let me pose this question. If you are the coach of a big time D-1 school, your school potentially has the chance to play in the NC game, wouldn't you do everything you could to try to push them into the game? I mean, if I were the coach I'd be calling press conferences, bashing UM, doing everything and anything to get into this game. In Florida's 100 year football history they've only played for the National Title 3 times, this is a big time event and even on the remote chance of getting in I'd be selling my school hardcore.
This is a lot like recruiting in my mind. Even though you can't influence the voters as much as you can recruits, you have to "sell" your school, something Meyer has done well in recruiting.
So my question is... if you were in this position would you campaign for your school? I know I'd do everything in my power to get my school into that game, because last I checked as a coach at big time schools like UM and UF you're measured by Championships and you the first step is getting in the game.