He's always been like that. He almost always has a ballot that doesn't correlate to anyone else's. Two years ago, he was the last writer in the country to rank us and only did so after we beat Navy (if I remember correctly). Last year, he kept us in the top 10 even after the SMU loss, and Ranked us like 14th going into the bowl game. I think he ended up ranking us the highest of any other writer after the bowl game, something like 19th.
I think he likes it though, makes him stand out so he gets more attention.