gdog3finally wonders "Why do people care about Rivals and Scout all that
much. The hype is like the propaganda that so called news stations put
out."Recruit ranking is news filler, but so are the polls. I
remember when the AP poll was "the top 20". They expanded to 25 to
generate more "news".Fans love to see their team on a list,
even if it at the bottom. Not to knock the Cougars, but ending up #25 in the AP
only meant news for the local stations. Other than that, it meant nothing.
Even finishing in the top 10 means nothing in the New BCS.
Why do people care about Rivals and Scout all that much. The hype is like the
propaganda that so called news stations put out. BYU has a name brand and a
following. Because of their affiliation with ESPN, they are going to be given an
early nod. How the season plays out is what will determine success, and
it's going to be on the field for the most part.Now if BYU
starts out slowly, say 3-3 the first 6 games, they will run the table against
the patsies in November and December, and sinish close to the top 25. It's
just how it is.Still, I would much rather be Utah in the PAC 12, and
hope for the best. I wouldn't be surprised if Utah went 10-2, 6-6, or
somewhere in between.The rivalry isn't dead here on these
posts, and I don't expect much more civility when it goes away in a few
years (for a few years).
Utes land best class in program history - Block UFeb 1, 2012 ... By all
accounts, the 2012 recruiting class will go down as the best in ... Kyle
Whittingham says it's the best class, at least on paper, he's ever
signed. ... You have to look no further than their recruitment of offensive
The 2012 recruiting class is the Utes best class they have ever had.....
SammyMy point is, star ratings don't always translate into
success on the field. Utah has been very competitive over the past decade
filling their roster with 2 and 3 star recruits. But to your point, in general,
the more stars the more talented. Last season Utah had their best recruiting
class ever, coming in 7th in average stars at 3.04, that was .04 stars below
Washington. Their class this year is shaping up to be another great
class. It's too bad they lost Barton to Stanford today, but I'm very
excited about the commits they have to date. The fact is, the Utah
staff has a great track record of finding and developing talent. With the PAC 12
affiliation the Utes are getting into the game with players who they
wouldn't have before. They will win some recruiting battles and lose some,
but the future is bright for the U.
Black and Blue ... Utah is ranked 28th in recruiting for it's 2012 class
and BYU is ranked at # 61 (Rivals) ......In the Preseason pole...the Utes are
ranked #32 and BYU is ranked #37.Others receiving votes: Washington
64, Louisville 46, Georgia Tech 35, Cincinnati 32, Texas A&M 28, Baylor 23,
Utah 22, Mississippi State 21, SOUFLA 12, NCSTATE 11, Louisiana Tech 10, Brigham
Young 10, Virginia 9, Houston 7, Southern Miss 6, Rutgers 5, UCF 5, Tennessee 3,
Missouri 3, FLAINTL 3, Northern Illinois 2, TEXASTECH 1
Black and Blue,It's interesting how the history of both Utah
and BYU is lost/forgotten when establishing the big brother, little brother,
scenario.So, here you go...Brigham Young himself established both
schools, Utah in 1850 and BYU in 1875. So, for the past 137 years the school
down south has been trying to catch up to its big brother on the hill.And, it's easy to understand how one from St. George may want to make
disparaging remarks about the PAC-12, given the highly regarded conference Dixie
"College" finds itself in.
pocyUteOddly it's just convenient for Ute fans to go with star
ratings when it's gives them an edge in any ratings discussion.I see you're trying to discount the system today because Utah gets the
lower rated football talent.As you well know the really top notch
schools get 4 and 5 star recruits and they just seem to consistently do very
well with them.4-5 says everything and so does the 3 and 2 star
talent in comparison to your peers in the conference.
Ah the beautiful sound of fall. My recruiting class is better than your, mines
ranked higher than your. Classic. On the field is the only thing that matters.
Who cares about recruiting ranking? It didn't help Bama against the Utes
did it? And cougs, your February championships haven't helped you 7 of the
past 10 years has it? Oddly enough August doesn't matter,
it's who you sign and what you do with them.
Big Daddy Utah,Whats the matter? Does the truth really hurt that
bad? I know Ute fans like to run off fumes and delusions of grandeur, leaning
on the 2 lone years of real success in its entire history. But expect to be
called out on inaccurate or untruthful statements. Oh and by the way, know who
is ranked #48 right in front of Utah? Colorado. Also, all of Utah's
commitments are 3* and below. And Utah fans continually remind us that the
amount of stars and BCS offers next to an athlete is all that matters. Like I said, eventually the PAC-12 membership will make you relevant (Maybe).
But that will require Utah being better than 4-5, while avoiding the two best
teams in the conference.
Black and Blue, you have got to be kidding. Did you really just post the above
comments. Go UTES
Jenny83,Actually Utah is ranked #49 on rivals. BYu is ranked #43.
And on Scout, BYU is ranked 46th and Utah 51st. Don't take it too hard,
I'm sure your conference of Champions affiliation ought to pay off for you
eventually, little brother. In the meantime, enjoy the Pac-12 Scraps.
Ah, Ducky---the byu "fan" that can't resist taking potshots at the
Utes.The Pac-12 Network is picking up steam, ducky-boy. Pack your
bags for an extended stay in Tulsa.LOL!!
"A shoulder injury that has been bothering the former Lone Peak High School
star for a few years"Hmm.....seems I was pretty well castigated
by utah "fans" when I stated this a few months ago. utah "fans"
like fender simply couldn't handle it that I knew something about, and
know, the kids in this area. As far as Chase is concerned it would
appear it would be best for him to finally have that surgery and then 2 years of
rest on the shoulder. It might make it so he actually has a chance to play qb at
the college level but I still think he will eventually play defense.
With NFL caliber D & O lines, an undefeated season, and BCS bowl is in plain
Sooner Ute........ The Utes are ranked 32nd in the nation on Rivals.
Welcome, Xavier Shepherd!Utes have climed to #48 on Rivals, when a
couple weeks ago they were at 70. Excellent!
I would like to have seen the Hansen play this year, but it's obviously
more important for him to get healthy. 2 years is a long time to be nursing a
sore shoulder. Fortunately with a healthy Wynn, a more seasoned
Hayes, Wilson and Schultz, the QB situation is light years ahead of this time
last year. Go Utes
And the QB injury jinx continues at Utah.Jon, your second season is