This is why a committee for such a low number of teams is a dangerous proposition regarding football and LAX has 4 times as many teams in with half the number of those eligible.
That makes no sense. There are 63 teams which play D-1 lax, which is about half as many that play FBS football.
And, again, the committee announced its criteria and stuck to it. they behaved precisely as predicted (and teams below 500 are ineligible for at large bids). If anything, the lax field shows how responsible the NCAA committee is. It also shows unreliable human polls are, which are far more prone to bias.