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Published: Thursday, Sept. 15 2011 10:00 a.m. MDT

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Johnny Triumph
American Fork, UT

Let's talk about a nice, warm welcome to the Utes' new status of middle-tier BCS fodder. They'll be stuck there indefinitely now, why will top-tier recruits choose Utah when they can choose somewhere flashier in the same conference?

Highland, UT

That high? Really?

Cali Coug
Visalia, CA

I have to agree with Duckhunter on this one. They are very lucky to be in the Southern Division. Of course, last year 7 of the worst AQ teams were in the PAC 10...now they have 9 of the worst AQ teams in the PAC 10.2.

Christy B
Salt Lake City, Utah

The middle of the PAC major Utes are going to dominate another mediocre independent this week, just like we did last year.

BYU 28
Utah 3

It's a great time to be a Ute.

Eagle Mountain, UT

I think that is where they deserve to be until they earn more. The game against ASU will probably be their biggest benchmark game of the season.

Layton, Utah

Very soon that ranking will be in the double digits.

Iowa City, IA

Y trolls, weren't ya'll the ones predicting the Utes would be cellar dwellers?

Your delusions, it appears, don't seem to be relegated only to BYU's juggernaut offense.

Mormon Ute
Kaysville, UT

Wow, the BYU folks just can't stay away. I would think having your offense humbled in two consecutive weeks would have backed you off a bit. How's that national title quest coming? What about Jake Heaps' Heisman?

This ranking is about where we should be and where I expected us to be. With only USC and AZ St. from our division ahead of us. Especially after a respectable showing against the team ranked 3rd. An upset win over AZ St. and we could play for the conference title as long as we take care of business against the teams we are supposed to beat.

Salt Lake City, UT

@ Duckhunter | 10:46 a.m. Sept. 15, 2011
Highland, UT

Thank you for continuing to make my point. The Utes have Howie and the Cougars have Duckhunter. Neither side is the better off.

Olympus Cove, Utah

7th may be a little high considering Utah's QB problems; Arizona State is a must win if the Utes are going to have any chance of winning the weak PAC 12 south.

Clearfield, UT


I find your post very curious. After one PAC 12 game Utah is 0-1 and according to these particular rankings ranked 7th. The Utes first game also figures into the power rankings. There are teams in the PAC who did not beat or barely beat FCS opponents their first week. So Utah is ranked ahead of them.

You are CORRECT in your insinutaion that after 1 week it it too early to proclaim the Utes cellar dwellers. But it is also too early to say that they won't be. It is also interesting that you choose to call BYU fans delusional for proclaiming to have a juggernaut offense, when Utah has only put up 27 pts (against an FCS opponent), and 14 pts respectively in their two games thus far.

How are BYU fans who think the Y has a terrific offense any more delusional than you proclaiming Utah won't end up in the bottom of the PAC 12 (only because they aren't ranked there after only 1 game) due to their lack of offense?

It seems the only delusion on this comment board is your own.

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

That's right about where we finished vs. our conference brethren in our 1st year in the recruiting wars too. So much for that "bottom feeder" cougar fantasy. Haha!

Now, if I'm not mistaken, you're all still a mid-majored Indy-WACer, arent' you?


The problem for you is "mid-majored Indy-WACer" is the best you can hope for. We can always improve.

Edge: Utah.

Dave S
Holladay, UT

Well said Naval Vet!!

I like that mid majored "Indy-WACer" comment. So very very true!!! You can tell from this article that little brother syndrome is alive and well.

Highland, UT


Considering 90% of your posts are simply in reply to mine it would seem the most obsessed poster on these boards is none other than: carnak.


Layton, Utah

Naval Vet

So how is it that BYU cannot improve being a "mid-majored Indy-WACer" as you say. Didn't the Utesies open up their schedule against the Big Sky? Meanwhile BYU is playing in the SEC and Big 12 and is improving their schedule year after year with the likes of Texas, Notre Dame, Georgia Tech, Boise State, etc etc etc. BYU appears to be doing just fine.

1984 for life
Salt Lake City, UT

@ Carnak | 12:59 p.m. Sept. 15, 2011
Salt Lake City, UT

Good point.

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA


Utah will have played a minimum of 10 BCS-level opponents in 2011, and only because Iowa State backed out of their return game and left us with a Big Sky opponent instead. And speaking of Big Sky opponent....Idaho State? Weren't they the worst team in the Big Sky last year, having won only ONE game? And THAT game was vs. an NAIA opponent. At least MSU was the conference co-champion. That is SO typical of your fanbase to hypocritically call out Utah for playing a Big Sky opponent, when not only do you play one too, but yours is substantially worse.

I haven't seen much improvement with your future schedules either. The Utes will have played 10 BCS-level schools in 2011. Do you have a year you can point to where you will play even HALF that many? And if you think your schedules are pathetic now, wait'll you see what they look like if college football migrates to the 4 super conferences! You'll be left out. Unwanted. Mid-majored. WAC-ish.

Layton, Utah

Mormon Ute

BYU lost by one point on the road to a team ranked #23. Appears that is a respectable loss as well. More so than to a USC team who isn't ranked and by 9 points. And are you saying that Ute fans haven't mentioned anything about playing year after year in the Rose Bowl and National championship the second you joined the PAC?

Salt Lake City, UT

@ Duckhunter | 3:54 p.m. Sept. 15, 2011
Highland, UT

"Thank you for continuing to make my point. The Utes have Howie and the Cougars have Duckhunter. Neither side is the better off."


Can't talk now, off to my quarterback lessons.

Layton, Utah

Naval Vet

C'mon really? 10 BCS level teams, who? where? So typical of your fan base. You really think Wazzzooooo, Colorado, UCLA, Pitt and even Washington are ALL BCS level teams? Not a chance. Just because a team is in a "BCS" conf. doesn't mean they are somehow superior to other fodder that BYU may play. Then explain how Texas, Notre Dame, Boise State, Georgia Tech, are not BCS level teams. They are all on BYU's schedule next year. There are four chump teams as well but that easily matches Utah's fodder as well as I just mentioned.

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