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Published: Thursday, Oct. 3 2013 12:30 p.m. MDT

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

The byu rivalry will likely be one of the best non power conference rivalry games in the country.

It will be exciting each year to see who the second best team in the state is.

Good luck to the aggies.

Cletus from Coalville
Coalville, UT

Our Colorado rivalry will be the best in the country. It will prove the rosebowl champions each year. We will beat weber again by 70 points to be the best in the state. Go utes!

Tators
Hyrum, UT

@ Chris B:

The Utes are so fortunate they played USU and BYU so early in the season. I genuinely doubt they could beat either one at this point. As it was, they beat both games by single digits after being outperformed in offensive yardage and first downs. The one thing the Utes are definitely best at is trickery. UCLA will put them and you back in your places tonight. A shot of reality can often be a good thing. Watch, experience and learn.

In the very latest national rankings, USA Today and the Sagarin Ratings (the ones most widely used by experts) both still have USU ranked 6 places better than Utah. That means that the Utes are currently only the 2nd best team in the state. Sorry to burst your bubble. That totally backs my claim that had Utah played USU in Logan, they would've beaten them by a lot more than Utah did in SLC.

But don't feel too badly, Chris. #2 isn't so bad. It could be worse. If you were to play BYU this weekend, you'd then be #3. So smile... at least until the Utes game tonight.

Tators
Hyrum, UT

Fortunately for USU and BYU... neither has to worry about trying to avoid once again finishing in the basement of any conference... power or not... the way Utah always has to.

Every reasonable fan would much rather have their team competing for the top spot in a mid-major conference as opposed to always competing for the cellar of a so-called power conference.

ekute
Layton, UT

Tators,

I know Chris has your goat and you're trying to get his, but realistically, why would you say that Utah would not beat either team today? Have the Utes declined? Are the Aggies better? Are the cougars better today than they were 2 weeks ago? Are the Utes so lucky, that they play byu on the only day of the year that they would of beaten them, every year? Does it really comfort you to incessantly call the Utes a cellar dweller knowing that you're a perennial loser to them.

patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

24 - 17 USU wins. The Y is the weakling of the state among the big 3.

Tators
Hyrum, UT

@ ekute:

Yes, I truly believe that BYU has improved from 2 weeks ago. Most articles about their last game concur, as well as what the stats showed. Watching it, I was also impressed... except with the turnovers they had. And since Utah has been idle since then, there is no indication that they've moved either direction.

If Utah really excells tonight and/or BYU lays an egg tomorrow night, I will probably then change my opinion. But until either of those things happen, my opinion stands as is.

TallNSkinny43
Germantown, MD

@ekute,
I don't know about BYU, but I think USU would beat Utah by more than a touchdown this week, and any week other than week 1. That being said, in week 1 Utah won, so it's said and done. Utah took the beehive boot. We will see how the rest of the year goes.

Ifel Of'a-sofa
Alpine, Utah

the utah UCLA rivalry will be the... oh wait.

new sign at RES... "Welcome to Pick City"

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