I don't see the posts as conspiracy theories. The opinions are based on the fact that the changes are being made because 2nd tier schools have complained about their inability to participate in the championship. They fail to accept the failure is theirs and not in the system. It isn't perfect but socialism for football will not make them happy either. It may ruin the outcome if the fears voiced here are confirmed by decisions based on bias or in the interest of fairness rather than excellence.
Here, I believe we all want the best to win out and not have a trophy awarded because of a desire to spread the wealth. That includes you, our friend in Ohio.