If you haven't checked it out yet, go look at Sen. Blutarsky's college football poll. It's handled differently - with voters choosing the top 5 teams, with no distinction between 1 and 5, and then the next 7, again with no distinction.
It takes away some of the ridiculous parsing between who's the No. 4 and No. 5 team, and he also waited until 6 weeks into the season to have a poll.
In fact, the only real criticisms I have of what seems to be a really strong system is that, one, he let me vote in it and, b., I don't like the name.
The Mumme Poll.