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Published: Friday, Aug. 31 2012 1:00 p.m. MDT

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Cedar Hills, UT


Springville, UT

Pretty lame to waste a reader's time with an article that you have to subscribe to the WSJ to read.

Provo, UT

So Utah brings less shame to their fans and BYU is considered a bigger football powerhouse. Hmmm.

Salt Lake City, UT

Well the two schools have been virtually tied if you average their final Sagarin ranking positions over the past half five years (Utah leads by only an average of 1-2 positions a year, a rather trivial difference). I would have to think their rankings in both categories are pretty close to each other.


Great article! It was enlightening to read about the grid of shame or the shame scale. Very interesting that the Wall Street Journal deemed BYU a powerhouse but less admirable than the U of U. It will be amusing to see if the two schools live up to their ratings.

Irvine, CA

So is it like Utah is more like Romney-Ryan team?
(can't help it...:)

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

I know, it seems obvious, but I gotta ask, "Did the WSJ (or Blaze) read the coordinates wrong?" I don't subscribe and the itty bitty photo of the graph doesn't blow up too well but it (the graph) seems to indicate Utah slightly above BYU and BYU fairly further along to the right.

Just seems to me more likely that Utah is slightly more powerful and BYU is more admirable, though I'm really not aware of much of anything in recent memory that has shamed either school. Other than the Blechen deal. Whatever that was.

thunder struck
Salt Lake City, UT

I am more of an Idaho State fan than anything, but I want to say that I think these things are silly. The only thing that should matter in the rivalry is on the field performance. We shall see who wins in two weeks. Until then, Utah has the big edge with its 54-10 blowout. WSJ might know about finances but nothing about college sports. Proof in that byu is listed as more powerhouse than Utah. and Utah more admirable. Seems byu is very well respected as an organization because of the LDS church but it's not because of football. Utah is obviously better football and more respected "On the field" and "academically."

Millie Bess

I have to disagree with thunder struck about BYU being very well respected because of the LDS church but not because of football. That could not be further from the truth. Statistics prove otherwise! Utah is truly a great football team but they are not more respected "on the field" and "academically" than BYU! They are pretty well matched in most all areas.

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