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Published: Sunday, Feb. 9 2014 5:50 p.m. MST

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Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

Interesting Ranking. Per the BPI, Utah = 37; BYU = 46. I guess that, along with score board pretty much sum it up.

Down under
Salt Lake City, UT

Spokane,
Is the bpi a new ranking developed by the Utah alum?

Down under
Salt Lake City, UT

Spokane,
Just checked the newest TPI and it has BYU=45 Utah 172.

UU
Provo, UT

Down,

The BPI was created by ESPN; specifically Jay Bilas, Joe Lunardi along with with ESPN staff analysts as a better predictor and improvement upon the RPI. The BPI index is based on W-L record, margin of victory and an SOS that takes in to account not only an opponents win-loss record (like the RPI) but also the quality of the wins and losses of the opponent. Also, teams with close losses (see Utah) are rewarded more than team with multiple blowouts (see BYU).

BPI
Utah 37
BYU 46

ImaUteFan
West Jordan, UT

You Y fans just crack me up. Seems you have all been blessed with selective memory.

Many of you have just plain forgotten that in head to head competition back in December, your team got smoked by a Pac-12 team with ZERO road wins. That's right . . . we Ute fans can all acknowledge that the Utes have ZERO road wins this season.

Now it's time for you all to acknowledge the 81 - 64 drubbing your team took at the hands of the Utes. But I won't hold my breath.

No playoff for U
Salt Lake City, UT

Spokane Ute

Sorry, but it doesn't sum up anything for the who are still on the outside looking in at an NCAA berth.

Crow
Sandy , UT

@ down under No doubt it Utah would be undefeated and top dog in the wcc. After all their 2nd rate team got hammered by Utah. There would be no real competition for Utah if they were in the wcc.

But Utah is an improving program and within a year or two will be competing for a PAC12 championship while byu will still be in the wcc trying to get past St Marys and Gonzaga.

Utah Alum
Orem, UT

Crow

Utah is an improving program that is still incapable of winning a conference road game and thus has no chance of actually competing for a conference championship.

As much as we may hope to compete for a conference title, the sad truth is, we're not even good enough to finish in the upper half of the conference.

yabuts
Springville, utah

Ut Buster:

Speaking of SOS, what say you about the "stellar" 2014 BYU football schedule. I am sure you will not have to play very hard to get another bowl game.

Crow
Sandy , UT

Thanks Alumnus or Alum for short both a specific chemical compound and a class of chemical compounds. The specific compound is the hydrated potassium aluminium sulfate (potassium alum) with the formula KAl(SO 4)2·12H 2O. More widely, alums are double sulfate salts, with the formula AM(SO 4) 2·12H2O, where A is a monovalent cation such as potassium or ammonium and M is a trivalent metal ion such as aluminium or chromium(III).

Utah will get the monkey off their back and will start winning on the road and when they do they will be a tough team to beat and will contend for the conference title.

sammyg
Springville, UT

Wow, I've never seen a fan use chemical wizardry to go at another fellow fan like this.

Calling someone a "double sulfate salt"?

All he said was...

"Utah is an improving program that is still incapable of winning a conference road game and thus has no chance of actually competing for a conference championship.

As much as we may hope to compete for a conference title, the sad truth is, we're not even good enough to finish in the upper half of the conference."

This is a new low.

Brutal

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