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Published: Thursday, Oct. 10 2013 10:30 a.m. MDT

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Snack PAC
Olympus Cove, Utah


Under what rules?

The exact same rules that existed when BYU won the AP national championship in 1984 existed when Utah finished a distant 2nd in 2008.

Face it; Utah's best team ever wasn't good enough to match BYU's #1 finish in 1984.

btw, that same 2008 Utah team only finished #4 in the official BCS poll, the Coaches poll; barely ahead of BYU's 1996 Cotton Bowl winning team that finished #5.

Gilbert, AZ

In the BCS rankings (pre-bowl), the Utes have never finished higher than 6th.

Samurai Jake
Salt Lake City, UT

@Snack PAC:

You're right. The final result will be different. Whether the Utes win or lose, Stanford will still be ranked, unlike the Longhorns who will not sniff the top 25 this season. Good call.

Highland, UT

@samarai jake

Texas is currently pounding 10th ranked oklahoma, you may want to stay tuned to see if your pronouncement is correct.

Samurai Jake
Salt Lake City, UT


You were right. Texas destroyed Oklahoma. Which begs the question: did the Longhorns look past YbU? The urgency they played with against the Sooners, was non-existent in their contest in Provo.

You could try and make the same argument against Stanford. But we all know they weren't looking past the Utes, based on Utah's down-to-the-wire battles with the Beavs and the Bruins.

I think even Oregon will have to pay closer attention to the Utes at this point! Go Utes!

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