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Published: Tuesday, Oct. 22 2013 8:15 a.m. MDT

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Uteology
East Salt Lake City, Utah

* Utah is 8-1 vs mid majors since joining the PAC-12 (only loss to ranked #18 Utah State)

* Utah finished 33-6 in the MWC (only loses to AP #26 and above)

So Utah plying BYUs schedule would most likely be:

@Virgina ... Travis can play in the rain... W
@Texas ... lets just assume Texas could tackle ... L
BYU ... DOH! ... W
@Utah State ... beat them at RES and without Keeton an easy ... W
Middle Tennessee ... W
Georgia Tech ... beat them with a D2 QB, GT is 0-2 against us ... W
@Houston ... we OWN mid-majors that are not ranked... W

* Utah at worst would be 5-1, and if Texas defense still couldn't tackle then 6-0.

@Marked it Down: "As far as proving better team, BYU fans don't have to spin anything regarding rankings, the national media have already spoken for BYU on that issue."

The national media is AP, according AP rankings this week Utah is better by three judges:

Others receiving votes: Arizona State 108, Notre Dame 82, Oregon State 79, Michigan State 73, Georgia 30, Ole Miss 27, Florida 17, Utah 4, Washington 4, Texas 2, Ball State 1, Brigham Young 1

Marked it Down
Park City, UT

Uteology

"So Utah playing BYU's schedule would most likely be:..."

Don't kid yourself; Utah has proven time and time again, that the Utes are capable of losing to ANYBODY, even a 10-loss UNLV team that only beat one other team (another 10 loss team) all season and a 10-loss Colorado team that hadn't won a road game in four years.

Utah is 0-8 lifetime versus Washington; BYU is 4-4 versus Washington, including a win in 2010.

Bronco is 9-8(53%) versus PAC 12 teams since 2005, including wins over Oregon, UCLA, Washington, Oregon St, Washington St, and Arizona.

Kyle is 12-17(41%) versus PAC 12 teams since 2005, including 0-2 versus Washington.

Marked it Down
Park City, UT

Uteology

"The national media is AP, according AP rankings this week Utah is better by three judges:

Others receiving votes: Arizona State 108, Notre Dame 82, Oregon State 79, Michigan State 73, Georgia 30, Ole Miss 27, Florida 17, Utah 4, Washington 4, Texas 2, Ball State 1, Brigham Young 1"

It's laughable that you chose to conveniently ignore the other national poll, which also happens to be the official bcs final poll, since the Utes were completely ignored by the Coaches:

Others receiving votes: Michigan State 102, Oregon State 91, Notre Dame 62, Arizona State 51, Georgia 37, Ole Miss 17, Texas 11, Houston 6, Florida 4, BRIGHAM YOUNG 3, Ball State 1, Boise State 1, Louisiana-Lafayette 1, Rutgers 1, Tennessee 1

B C
Park City, UT

Uteology

Your spin is hilarious.

Utah is 0-4 versus Houston.
The last time Utah played Ga Tech the Utes barely beat them 30-27 in OT.
And lets not forget, you lost to the Aggies in Logan last year.

Bottom line, Utah could very easily be 3-4 versus BYU's schedule, and that's assuming you didn't lay an egg in the rain and slop of Virginia.

aggfan77
Shire, 00

Y and U fans....so funny! What would be awesome is if all the big 3 schools did really well. That is what I'm hoping for! The U is a good team and they are playing the hardest schedule. But the Y has a very legit schedule also. Even USU had a brutal first half of the season!

I hope every team in UTAH ends up in a bowl game!
U of U keep figuring things out you have a good team!
Y ....well just keep winning...
Go Aggies!!! :-)

CO Ute
PARKER, CO

You can make all the analogies you want but two thing can't be argued. First Utah beat both USU and BYU head to head this year. Second Utah's schedule is significantly more difficult than either BYU or USU. If the Utes played the Y's schedule their record would likely be very similar but that is all speculation. BYU has a very long history of playing a schedule that allows them to rack up a lot of wins and many times leads to a ranking in the polls. This year is no exception and if they beat Boise tonight they will get some votes, possibly even a ranking. Get back to me after the WI and ND games. A win in either of those would be significant, two losses around two wins in the other games doesn't make for a legitimate top 25 team.

TDeagle24
mapleton, UT

I am a Byu fan, but cougar fans have no bragging rights over Utah fans. Utah won the game on the field, and therefore have all the bragging rights.

Reno Cougs Fan 68
Reno, NV

Spokane Ute,
I would rather get owned by one team i.e. Utah and still have a better record and go to bowl games then win four straight end up with worse W-L records and stay home during bowl season!!! 6-2 and going bowling for the 9th straight year!!! Utah now 4-4 and in jeopardy of sitting home for the second straight year and not having a winning conference record all three years in the PAC12!!!

Rise up!!! Go Cougs!!!

Uteanymous
Salt Lake City, Utah

CO Ute

BYU(6-2) is ranked #24 in Sagarin with a SOS of #21
Utah(4-4) is ranked #39 with a SOS of #4

Despite your clueless spin, BYU's 2013 schedule is SIGNIFICANTLY tougher than ANY schedule Utah has ever played, prior to this season.

BYU has beaten THREE teams this season that the Utes have NEVER beaten Texas(0-1), BSU(0-4), and Houston(0-4), and let's not forget, the Utes barely beat Utah St at home this year, and lost to the Aggies in Logan last year, and you barely beat Ga Tech by 3 points in OT the last time you played the Yellowjackets.

Even with BYU's schedule, it's very likely the Utes would be 4-4, possibly even 3-5.

Take off those crimson-colored glasses long enough to see reality.

kfbob
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

This is typical. Utah Gets up for BYU and then suffers huge losses to USC and Arizona. This is starting to look more and more like the Ron McBride era. Early wins vs. BYU mean nothing. I have been saying it for years. It is not how you start but how you finish. Maybe he utes can pull out a win against. Perennial bottom dwellers WSU and CU.

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