Cushing played at such a higher level than the other rookies that even if you knock him down a couple pegs for cheating, he was still the correct rookie of the year. Particularly since there's precedent for this, as Julius Peppers won even though he got suspended *during* his rookie year.
It is the policy of the documentary crew to remain true observers and not interfere with its subjects. "Well. Shit." -hansen9j
I still trust the polls more than I do the computers. Now, I'd prefer a playoff. However, if there is no playoff, I'd much more enjoy the pre-Bowl Coalition/BCS anarchy where multiple bowl games could impact the national title.