I can buy Utah's SOS being in the Top 10 based upon who they've played
to date. But, after it levels out over the next few weeks it will be very
similar to BYU's. Though neither school should be pleased with their
The ncaa's official stats actually have Utah's current strength of
schedule at 65. If you account for future opponents, it drops to below 100.
Now, BYU's is slighty worse, but just slightly (in both cases). I'm
not arguing for BYU's schedule this season, but I am more than happy to
point out that Utah's is not the 3rd toughest in the nation.
WiscougarfanSagarin does have Utah's SOS ranked #3What "two for flinching" conveniently left out is that Sagarin ranks
BYU's SOS #31More importantly is where Sagarin ranks BYU and
Utah#22 BYU#44 UtahIt's funny how Utah fans
only cite rankings that favor Utah.btw, Sagarin ranks #36 San Jose
St. higher than Utah, and higher than any opponent left on Utah's schedule
except for #19 Arizona (#49 Washington, #87 WSU, #155 Colorado). #171 New Mexico
St and #182 Idaho are only ranked a little lower than Colorado.
RE: Two For Flinching"Utah has the 3rd ranked strength of
schedule in the country right now. This just isn't the year for schedule
smack." That is an interesting statistic... can you tell me
where you found it? Where does BYU rank? Utah State? (I'm being genuine
here, I tried to find SOS rankings but didn't have much luck--would be
curious to know how the Utah schools stack up). Thanks in advance.
Two For FlinchingIt doesn't matter how tough your schedule is
if you don't beat anybody.The truth is, BYU is the signature
win of your season, and you were lucky to pull that one off.
It's PAC 6+6. The lower half would struggle in the MWC. As noted in a
recent editorial, the PAC expansion hasn't worked out.
PAC manUtah has the 3rd ranked strength of schedule in the country
right now. This just isn't the year for schedule smack.Good
luck with Idaho by the way.
Oh I'm sorry mighty mite, but what about our defense doing the same to Utah
state? And the Aggies beat U. As well as only having lost to BYU and Wisconsin
"good luck closing out with that D-II schedule"It's
laughable that a team that bookended their schedule with D-II Colorado teams
should be whining about anybody else's schedule.
"mightymite""Georgia Tech is an aweful team. Mediocre
defenses have shut them down all season."Really???Before the BYU game, Georgia Tech was averaging 350 yards RUSHING per
game!!!3rd best in the country!BYU held George Tech to
only 117 yards rushing, and only 157 yards TOTAL.for comparison,
Georgia Tech's rushing and total yardage versus their other opponents:Va Tech 96/326Presbyterian 469/712Virginia 461/594Miami 287/419Mid Tenn St 238/425Clemson 204/601Boston Col
391/563Until BYU, NOBODY had held Georgia Tech to less than 300
yards total offense, including 10th ranked Clemson. BYU held the Yellow Jackets
to LESS THAN HALF of what the next best defense had held Georgia Tech.Before spouting off, next time try doing a little research first.
Georgia Tech is an aweful team. Mediocre defenses have shut them down all
season. This is no big shakes. It is very telling this is BYU's
"signature" win of the season against a team that will be lucky to win
three games. This whole independence thing looks like it is working out very
well, good luck closing out with that D-II schedule.
Their best game of the year. It is obvious that the defense was extremely
well-prepared for that game. So was the offense. In fact, based on pregame and
postgame comments by players and coaches, it was a much harder and more intense
week of practice. One defensive player actually said it was the hardest week of
practice since the season began.I think that is great! But it begs
the question--why can't they prepare with that kind of intensity against
Utah?Why was Utah "just another game" according to Bronco's
Great defense! That was fun to watch!
The yellow jacket stinger turned blue today. Way to go Cougs.
The stat that jumped out to me was that Van Noy only had 1 tackle. With Van Noy
facing so many double teams he is really disrupting the opposing team's
offense. While I appreciate what Ziggy brings to the defense I'm getting
tired of hearing his story over and over and over. I am afraid that his climb
up the the draft boards may be negatively affecting the draft stock of Ogletree
and KVN. I believe all three should be first day picks.