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Published: Wednesday, Sept. 25 2013 3:25 p.m. MDT

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Hopefully this is the last of the cancer for Coach Rose. It's scary stuff for anyone.

And now as a byu basketball dig, do you know who had the best RPI win of anyone in the state last year?


Do you know who had the second highest RPI win?


Do you know who had the third highest RPI win?


Do you know who had the fourth highest RPI win?


Do you know who had the fifth highest RPI win?


That is just one of the great things about being in a real league. Byu had relatively few chances for a good RPI win last year, and they NEVER got a single great RPI win the entire year.

If I remember their "best" rpi was was against a team ranked like 100.

Utah had FIVE better wins any any of byu's wins.

Yes, we had bad losses.

But that also shows that Utah's ceiling is much higher than byu.

Las Vegas, NV

@ Chris B

7 straight and 11 of the last 12. Nuff said.

Salt Lake City, UT

@Chris B

Thanks for the nice comments about Coach Rose. I hope this is the end of it for him.

You are correct if you only include the regular season however BYU beat Southern Miss on the road in the NIT tournament and that was the highest RPI victory for any team in the state last year.

West Jordan, UT

Best wishes to Coach Rose for a continued quick recovery and hopes to be cancer free.

Ok, Chris B. I'll take the bait.

Uhmmmm...let me try to answer your questions. My guess is ... uhmmmmm ... Utah?

Would that be the same team that had 18 losses (one of those to BYU, of course).

And it would probably be the same team that did not play a post-season game.
(Unless you count a conference tourney where everyone is invited.)
Spent NCAA and NIT March Madness on the couch. By the way, that's the same place they spent bowl season...in case you forgot, while basking in the glow of 20-13 TOTAL dominance.

Is that the answer to your questions?

Keep Spinning.

River Falls, WI

Chris B.

The team from Utah that beat the opponent with the highest RPI was BYU beating Southern Miss (#26). Thanks for the reminder that BYU's season was longer than Utah's with the deep NIT run.


But that also shows that Utah's ceiling is much higher than byu.


Chris B, nice words on Coach Rose. I'm glad you have it in you.

Now, regarding "ceiling" I think what you're saying is room for improvement much like what BYU has in football. And the results in both sports show it, Utah has won four straight (football) and BYU has won seven straight (basketball).

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

1978 and Wiscougar,

You are right, I did forget about Southern Miss, and yes that was a good win. My bad.

I still think its pretty sad byu's second best win the entire season against RPI 100 Santa Clara if I remember right.

You play something like 30 games and you beat ONE team in the top 100?

That is laughable.

Dave S
Holladay, UT

Good luck to a classy coach!! I hope his health troubles are behind him for good.

Meadow Lark Mark

I'm glad that Coach Rose is alright. He seems like a decent guy.

West Jordan, UT

What's laughable is a "fan" belittling a rival and hanging his/her hat on his/her team's "better wins" while ignoring a losing season record, poor conference record, no tournament appearances, and another loss to said rival.

The typical Ute war cry for football the past four years is usually "so, we're bad...but at least we beat you (BYU)."

And here's Chris..."we're bad...YOU beat us...but...uhmmm...we had "better wins."

Seriously laughable...and pretty sad.

If you want any credibility, save the BBall smack until the Utes beat the Y or make a post-season, non-conference tourney.

Zona Zone
Mesa, AZ

As a Sun Devil, we welcome Utah into our conference, knowing the poor team gives our not-as-poor team a chance to win in basketball and a guaranteed blowout win in football #youdontbelong

Orem, UT

What does this have to do with baseball? Hope Rose is doing well, and go cougs for b-ball this season!

River Falls, WI

RE: Chris B.

"I still think its pretty sad byu's second best win the entire season against RPI 100 Santa Clara if I remember right."

Nope, you're not right. The #2 RPI win was against Weber State (#78) and they had two other wins against top 100 RPI opponents. So you're 0 for 2. Perhaps you should actually look things up before you make claims? But while we're at it, here are some FACTS...

In the Rose era (last eight seasons)
BYU has made six NCAA tournament appearances, Utah has one.
BYU has been ranked in the final polls three times (#24, #17, #10), Utah has been ranked once (#25 in 2009).
BYU has four conference titles, Utah has one
BYU has two draft picks with another making an NBA roster, Utah has zero
BYU has eight 20 win seasons, Utah has one (with six losing seasons)
BYU has out-recruited Utah seven of the eight seasons

And guess what, I didn't have to make any of that up. Go Cougs! easily the best team in the state of Utah.

Omaha, NE

I just love and respect Coach Rose. I pray that he stays healthy as I like the system he has built at BYU. Recovery quickly and fully Coach Rose.


River Falls, WI

RE: Chris B.

"You play something like 30 games and you beat ONE team in the top 100? That is laughable."

I’ll tell you what’s laughable. In 2012-13 BYU lost to only TWO schools ranked below the Top 100 RPI (#158 San Diego, #161 San Fransico), while Utah lost to SIX such teams (#283 Sacramento State, #172 Southern Methodist, #241 Cal State Northridge, #122 USC, #191 Washington State, #182 Oregon State).

Schedule smack is pretty weak when your team is losing to Sacramento State and Cal State Northridge.

Go Cougs!

Springville, UT

I wish coach Rose the very, very best. He is an asset not only toe BYU, but to college basketball as a whole.

There You Go Again
Saint George, UT

Wonderful news!

Hope the recovery continues to go well!

Bountiful, UT

Here we have a serious story about a life and death part of Dave Rose. But per the usual immaturity of both fans, it turns into childish and immature garbage. Will this nonsense ever stop? Please stop and show Coach Rose some respect.

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