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Published: Monday, Aug. 19 2013 12:00 p.m. MDT

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deductive reasoning
Arlington, VA


So Utah had a slightly better record and ranking with a slightly easier schedule in 2005, one of only three of eight seasons during the Bronco/Kyle era where Kyle has finished with a better record and higher ranking than Bronco.

West of I15, UT

@trueblue..."Bowl games are only one criteria. Conference championships and Top 25 rankings are equally, if not more, important."

Really thats more important then undefeated seasons and BCS bowl wins? I think you would be about the only person along with a few other cougie fans that would say that.

I'm pretty sure there aren't fan's, players, coaches, etc. out there saying I really hope we finish number 25 this year instead of going undefeated and winning a BCS bowl game...LOL In fact most your fan base quested to do exactly what Utah did twice unfortunatley for Bronco and the questing fan's though the team/program is just not good enough to accomplish what Utah has over the last decade.

Salt Lake City, Utah


Regardless of which bowl you win, the final ranking is the final word on the season, so yes, Top 25 ranking trumps BCS bowl win.

Ohio State, which didn't even play in a bowl, finished #3 in the final AP poll in 2012, ahead of Rose Bowl winner #7 Stanford, Orange Bowl winner #10 Florida State, and Sugar Bowl winner #13 Louisville, so yes, Top 25 ranking does trump BCS bowl winner.

#3 > #7 > #10 > #13

Slice it anyway that helps you sleep at night, but it doesn't matter which bowl you win if you finish lower in the polls.



Cool Cat Cosmo
Payson, UT

And if pigs just had wings, they could fly!

Really, this is stating the blatantly obvious, joining such classic phrases as:

"If I just had more money, I wouldn't have to budget so carefully!"
"If it rained more, I wouldn't have to water my lawn!"

and so on...NEXT!

Sugar City, ID

I don't see how BYU could feel good about accepting a bowl bid unless they beat either Boise State, Notre Dame or Wisconsin. If they win all 3 they deserve a major bowl game. I believe they can and certainly hope they will.

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