"Considering the quality of play the last month of the season, its clear
that Utah and Weber ARE currently the best two teams in the state."Sorry little sister, but having a brief four-game spurt at the end the season,
doesn't make up for stinking up the rest of the season with another
sub-.500 record, only 13 wins against D-1 teams, and those ugly losses to teams
like #218 SMU, #238 CS Northridge, and #282 Sacramento St.No,
seasons are judged in their entirety, not by a few cherry-picked results.#152 is #152, regardless of how you slice it.
SoonerUte"Crowning a team "best basketball in the state"
this year isn't saying much."Which is another way of saying
that finishing dead last in the state this year is even more embarrassing than
usual.#65 BYU(21-11) NIT bound#92 Weber St(26-6) CIT bound#108 Utah St(21-10) season finished#152 Utah(15-18) season finishedThe state of basketball in Utah:WCC > Big Sky > WAC
SoonerUteYou're seriously jealous!Just as being
good enough to be invited to any bowl is better than sitting home watching,
playing in any post season basketball tournament is better than being a couch
potato.As the 65th ranked team in RPI, BYU was good enough to be
invited to the 2nd tier NIT tournament. Not a huge accomplishment, but a decent
accomplishment.As the 152nd RPI team, Utah wasn't good enough
to be invited to the 4th tier CIT tournament.It's funny how
Utah fans were beating their chests last week about advancing to the 3rd round
of a conference tournament, but now they're trying to pretend that any
advancement in the much more rigorous NIT would be meaningless.Get
over your blind arrogance.
Crowning a team "best basketball in the state" this year isn't
saying much.This cracks me up: "BYU was worthy of a post-season
invite".Hopefully, BYU players and fans experience the NIT for what it
is worth... something fun to do. It's a nice chance for fans to see the
seniors again, and for the players to have another game or two as a team. Enjoy
that.If you're a fan that thinks getting invited to the NIT
means something, or gives the team a chance to prove something, you're
putting too much into it. Seriously. What is there to prove? That an early
exit from the WCC tourney was a fluke? That BYU might be the 69th best team in
the nation? Don't get caught up in that silliness. Enjoy the game(s).
Have fun. Good luck.
Only a person living in crazy town with their head buried in the sand would ever
claim that a team with a losing record was one of the best teams in Utah. It
seems that BYU was the only team worthy of an invite to any post season
tournament. That to me is quite a big indicator.An even better measurement
would be head to head match up. BYU beat Utah, Weber St. and Utah State. Utah
was too busy building a fake resume of wins and therefore the only head to head
was BYU, and they lost. Weber St. lost to Utah and BYU. So head to head match
ups favor BYU. That is real data, not conjecture. All things considered
it's very easy to make an argument of 1. BYU 2. Utah St. 3. Weber St. 4.
Utah. You have to come up with some pretty fuzzy logic and then do quite the
gymnastic leaps to get to a conclusion where Utah is the best team in the state.
Of course Utah's best sport is gymnastics so I guess I can't count
that out in the equation.
Considering the quality of play the last month of the season, its clear that
Utah and Weber ARE currently the best two teams in the state. Utah State was
decimated by injuries and still took BYU in Provo to the last second, so
I'd say Utah State is the 3rd best team.