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Published: Friday, May 6 2011 9:40 a.m. MDT

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

game set match

Mormon Ute
Kaysville, UT

Uh oh, that's gonna make some Cougar fans mad. An independent analysis that ranks Utah better than BYU in both football and basketball since 98'. Ouch. Get ready for the onslaught of excuses and reasons why this analysis is worthless.

On the positive side of this, it brings credibility to our invitation to the PAC-12 and puts us at the same level with many of our future conference opponents. It also puts BYU at that level. It's a shame they didn't get invited as well. It would have made a great conference even better.

Rock Of The Marne
Phoenix, AZ

U of U top 20, not too shabby.

Alterego
Ogden, UT

......congratulations?

Ibleedcrimson
Cottonwood Heights, UT

What does Rival's know? Just another liberal toady in the BCS's pocket. Their writers probably went to Stanford and drive Volvo's.

I bet ESPN will exert their influence for their Marquee team by tommorrow morning and BYU will be listed in the top 10 along with a printed retraction.

In Stitches
Provo, Utah

And yet those silly teams will go ahead and play the games anyway, just as if all the pre-season speculation was meaningless....

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

Well considering utah has a final 4 appearance and two bcs bowls in that time frame it certainly is no surprise. I do love how every comment by you ute "fans" either mentioned BYU or made an inference to them. LOL

Also considering BYU hasn't been to either the final four or a bcs bowl and are still only 6 behind utah it is a comment on BYU's consistency during that time.

Veritas Aequitas
Fruit Heights, UT

THE SCORING SYSTEM
Football
Share of national title: 10 points
BCS championship game loser: 7 points
Top-4 ranking: 5 points
No. 5-8: 3 points
No. 9-16: 2 points
No. 17-25: 1 point
Unranked team with bowl bid: 0.5 points
Basketball
National title: 10 points
Runner-up: 7 points
Final Four: 5 points
Elite Eight: 3 points
Sweet 16: 2 points
Round of 32: 1 point
Loss before round of 32: 0.5 points
===

Based upon the selective critera, I would say the rankings are fair.

Like Ibleedcrimson said, you can find any criteria to bring you to any finding you wanted.

Chris Bryant
SLC, UT

Top 20 is about right. A testament to the program that Chris Hill has built. Can't wait for football season!

GO UTES!

Not from Utah
Spring, TX

Mad? Not sure why that would make anyone mad. Considering all the things Utah has done since 98 (two BCS games and a final four in 98), ranked #20 sounds about right.

KH
Holladay, UT

"And yet those silly teams will go ahead and play the games anyway, just as if all the pre-season speculation was meaningless...."

That wasn't preseason speculation. That was a rating of football and basketball since 1998.

Ibleedcrimson
Cottonwood Heights, UT

" I do love how every comment by you ute "fans" either mentioned BYU or made an inference to them. LOL"

If we're drawing conclusions then I also find it interesting that 80% of your posts are on Utah articles.

LOL

gonefishn
Salt Lake City, UT

This was a silly article and litterally means nothing. However, for both basketball and football in this time frame I would say that BYU has enjoyed more consistancy and the Utes have reached higher peaks.

Ravenal
Somewhere in, Utah

I'll always hope BYU does better in everything but give credit where it's due. The Utes have accomplished a lot in both sports during the past decade. The bball program will eventually bounce back and despite my fellow cougar fans saying so, the football program won't be a Pac12 bottom feeder.

It a good reflection on the state having two teams in those standings.

Go Cougars!!!!

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@ibleedcrimson

I love how I am such a point of focus for you in particular. And I post in the articles that interest me.

One thing you probably don't realize is that I seldom compare BYU to utah, I seldom make negative comments about utahs actual athletic programs either. I reserve the vast majority of my comments for insecrue utah "fans" like yourself, pebbles, etc. and also for the utah trolls like wedgie and christina b that post mostly on BYU articles.

If it makes you feel better I think utah has done a great job with its football program the last 7-8 years. i think utah got a great deal by being invited to the pac10. I think the pac20 tv deal is a great one and I have posted all of those things before.

But of course the whiners like pebbles, or the lacking in self esteem posters like yourself don't pay attention to any of that. You focus on me making fun of your insecurities.

LOL

Dutch
Bellingham, wa

20/26 for Utah/BYU sounds about right for the last dozen years.
It would be nice to know the same comparison for the last 1/2 dozen years also --- to see if there is a trend towards either team now. One of you BYU fans please do this! (I'm guessing BYU fares better.)

Mormon Ute
Kaysville, UT

Duckhunter,

We all mentioned BYU, because the article did. Wow, fancy that.

Ibleedcrimson
Cottonwood Heights, UT

"And I post in the articles that interest me."

Well then it's obvious every Utah article and anything Utah interests you and most subjects about BYU don't.

Mormon Ute
Kaysville, UT

Duckhunter,

I have to correct you when you say "...I seldom make negative commets about utahs actual athletic programs..." You have very consistently bashed our basketball program, baseball, softball, volleyball, women's basketball, women's soccer and our rugby team. You definitely have made negative statements about all of those programs and have participated in discounting the accomplishments of our football team. You have also engaged in comparing what BYU's football team has accomplished with what Utah's team has accomplished. You seem to have a selective memory with regards to your own comments.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@Dutch

You may be right based on the last 6 years because BYU has been in the NCAA basketball tournament several times during that time and utah only has once I think. But in reality it just shows they are really close together at this time. I think gonefishn had it right when he said utah's had the higher peaks and BYU has had more consistency. Either way it has been a pretty good last decade around here for college sports.

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