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Published: Sunday, Oct. 13 2013 5:35 p.m. MDT

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Wacko
Houston, TX

So the Cardinal fell to #13, but how high did our Utes rise? We are certain to be in the top 20 after that impressive win right? I'm surprised the headline isn't "Utes rise to #1" Come on DN why no mention of our ranking?

Christopher B
Ogden, UT

Some Intersting difference between utah's win over Stanford and byu's win over Texas.

Stanford was not kicked out of the top 25 for losing to Utah. Texas was for losing to byu

I don't see national media mocking Stanford for losing to Utah like we did Texas for losing to byu

Stanford didn't fire a coordinator for losing to Utah. Texas did

Stanford's coach isn't on the hot seat for losing to Utah. Texas coach is on hot seat, with most people pointing to byu loss as "the final straw"

Speaks volumes about what the football works thinks of byu and Utah

BigCougFan
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Congrats to the Utes on an upset win.. But (Re: Wacko) it will take more than one PAC12 win to move you into the top 20.

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

BigCougFan, Wacko is obviously trying to get digs in by trying to mock Utah fans for things they've never said.

FYI
Taylorsville, UT

Even though Wacko is being sarcastic and mocking I will answer that question: AP Ranking #29, Coaches #34.

skywalker
Palo Alto, CA

borrowing from Deep Blue

Latest Rankings

AP/Coaches/Sagarin

#9/#10/#6 UCLA(5-0)
#13/#13/#14 Stanford(5-1)
#18/#18/#18 Oklahoma(5-1)
ur/ur/#24 BYU(4-2)
ur/ur/#25 Utah(4-2)
ur/ur/#29 Texas(4-2)
ur/ur/#37 Oregon St(5-1)
ur/ur/#40 Georgia Tech(3-3)

Utah is 29th in AP and 34th in Coaches in "Others Receiving Votes"

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Next big hurdle for Utah: win a road game against a PAC team with a winning record, something the Utes haven't done since 1996, interestingly, at Stanford 17-10.

SportsFan
Orem, UT

The biggest difference in Utah's win over Stanford versus BYU's win over Texas:

The Utes barely survived beating the Cardinal by the skin of their teeth.

The Cougars curb stomped the Longhorns, rolling over Texas for 550 yards rushing, the MOST rushing yards EVER given up by Texas in over 1,200 games.

The second biggest difference:

Texas is one of the elite football programs with multiple AP national championships, including one with Mack Brown as head coach. (Expectations at Texas are always much higher than they are at non-elite schools.)

Stanford is a sometimes up, sometimes down program, that has had more losing seasons than winning seasons in the last 20 years and has never won an AP national championship.

Veritas Aequitas
Fruit Heights, UT

Chris,

Focus on what you are, rather than what you are not.

You will never be what you aren't...

BeSmart
Cheyenne, WY

The season is only half over there are a lot of road games left to play. That is a true measure of a team.
Would the Utes beat Stanford at Stanford? nobody knows.
The utes are good but they have not left the State of Utah yet. Road games are a monster just looks at the utes beating Stanford or BYU beating Texas.
One win does not make a premier program for either school. That is getting national titles and 10 win seasons.

BeSmart
Cheyenne, WY

P.S. The national media are not saying Utah is a premier team now.
Lou Holtz said Utah won because of Stanford midterms.

Ed Grady
Idaho Falls, ID

Wow! For Stanford to drop 8 spots in the poll tells you the disrespect the polls have for Utah.

JD-Dad
RIVERTON, UT

@SportsFan

Over the last 20 years? Really, why not look at the last 3 years. That's a look at where the program is now.
Stanford:
2012 12-2 Rosebowl Champ
2011 11-2 Lose in Fiesta Bowl
2010 12-1 Orange Bowl Champ

Texas:
2012 11-2 Cotton Bowl Champ
2011 8-5 Holiday Bowl Champ
2010 5-7 Not Bowl Eligible

Seems to me, Stanford is currently the better program.

Next you'll be using the logic that the more Texas wins the better byU looks. To that, I say keep winning byU you just keep making the UTES look better and better. Then again, we have been saying that for the past 4 years.

@Wacko##
Utah is clearly a big time program when people from Texas are posting on a local article. Don't you have a local Texas team to worry about?

BeSmart
Cheyenne, WY

Differences between BYU win over Texas and Utah win over Stanford.
BYU destroyed texas (reason why they fell out of the polls, and fired a coordinator)
Utah wins on a last minute goal line stand (Stanford was always in the game)
Lou Holtz- Stanford lost because they were mentally tired from midterms (that isn't mocking Utah)
I think Utah did a great job and won a great game.
Did you see that Texas team is ranked above the Utes?
Utes are better than BYU this year, but both teams have a long road ahead.
Go Utes and Cougs
Still a lot to prove on the road.

SportsFan
Orem, UT

JD-Dad

Regardless of how you slice it, Stanford may be doing well lately, but they are not an elite program.

Texas may be down a little, but they are an elite program.

Speaking of better programs, why isn't Utah ranked ahead of Stanford? After all, by virtue of their win over the Cardinal, aren't the Utes the better program?

utahcountyute
Cedar Hills, UT

Bottom line, this is one W in a long season. A really nice W, that the Utes really needed before heading out on the road, but ONE W.

Love the cougies on here trying to down grade the Cardinal to make themselves feel better. Classic cougs. lol

Go Utes!

Cougars - Wise Older Brothers
Anaheim, CA

utahcountyute

"Love the [Cougars] on here trying to down grade the Cardinal to make themselves feel better. Classic Cougs."

Classic hypocritical comment from a Ute considering all of the downgrading of Texas that Utah fans have been doing all season to make themselves feel better.

Go BYU Cougars!

Rockwell
Baltimore, MD

SportsFan

Good questions:

"why isn't Utah ranked ahead of Stanford? After all, by virtue of their win over the Cardinal, aren't the Utes the better program?"

Isn't this the narrative Utah fans have been spouting forever that the head-to-head PROVES which team is BETTER, regardless of whatever happens the rest of the season?

If any Utah fan can give a logical explanation of why Stanford is ranked 13th and Utah is unranked, without totally negating their head-to-head narrative, I'd love to hear it.

UoU 1991
Park City, UT

Rockwell

"If any Utah fan can give a logical explanation of why Stanford is ranked 13th and Utah is unranked, without totally negating their head-to-head narrative, I'd love to hear it."

Based on head-to-head, there isn't a logical explanation for explaining why Stanford is ranked and Utah isn't; and there certainly isn't a logical argument to claim that unranked Utah is better than a team ranked 13th.

This was a great, confidence-building, signature win for Utah, but it won't mean much if the Utes finish 7-5 and unranked.

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

"Classic hypocritical comment from a Ute considering all of the downgrading of Texas that Utah fans have been doing all season to make themselves feel better."

Don't know if you understand the meaning of the word, but it's really only hypocritical if you can cite utahcountyute for doing the same thing. My guess is that you can't, but I don't really read the Cougar boards too often, so I could be wrong.

Utefan4Lyf
West Jordan, UT

How do you quote Lou Holtz as an excuse for a loss? That, and the fact that Stanfords quarter started three weeks ago, which means midterms are still a few weeks out, makes that comment ridiculous.

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