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Published: Thursday, July 24 2014 8:10 p.m. MDT

Updated: Friday, July 25 2014 11:03 a.m. MDT

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ExecutorIoh
West Jordan, UT

With all of the talk about the Power5 conferences doing more for students, I wonder what happens to the teams in the Power5 conferences that can't afford it? Do they opt out, drop out of the conference or what? Ironically, most of the Power5 teams lost money last year (i.e. Utah lost $3M and that is with $10M in subsidies from student fees). Only 23 of the 228 FBS teams in 2013 finished "in the black" and of those 23, only 14 of them did it without subsidies from student fees. Of those 14, half were private universities including Notre Dame & BYU. Yes, BYU operated in the black without subsidies. Who really is ready for changes to college football?

Uteology
East Salt Lake City, Utah

Uteology

"Nope!.

1986 #4 ASU (10-1-1 Rose Bowl) beat #8 MI, #14 UCLA, and #16 Washington. They tied (3-7-1) Washington State at home and lost to #11 Arizona on the road.

2008 #2 Utah (13-0 Sugar Bowl) beat EVERYONE including #6 Alabama, #7 TCU, #18 Oregon State, #25 BYU."

Wow, Amazing how you didn't tell the whole story. ASU played 6 teams in the top 20 that year. Every team that was ranked was from a Power Conference. Utah's 2008 season only sported 2 teams ranked from Power Conferences.

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You mean like the whole story you told in your original post that ASU played power programs while Utah played teams like UNLV. And you never mentioned that ASU tied 3-7-1 Washington State.

Yes ASU did play a significant stronger SOS, I never claimed they didn't.

Uteology
East Salt Lake City, Utah

@CougarSunDevil

Wow, Amazing how you didn't tell the whole story. ASU played 6 teams in the top 20 that year. Every team that was ranked was from a Power Conference. Utah's 2008 season only sported 2 teams ranked from Power Conferences. ASU's only loss was to the rival and while they were ranked #14. Interesting to note, ASU beat Utah that year 52 to 7. Keep grasping at straws Uteology. As long as fans from Utah belittle others, you're not going to get much respect from those of us who have been there, done that. See you in November for ASU's guaranteed win since 1978.

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No ASU did not play 6 final ranked teams, they only played 4 (just like Utah 2008). ASU did beat a 2-9 Utah team but they also beat 2-9 Cal 49-0. So what? The most important thing is ASU tied 3-7 Washington State at HOME.

That's why they were only ranked #5 while Utah in 2008 was ranked AP #2 with 16 first place votes.

I agree with you ASU played a much tougher schedule, but to claim Utah only beat Bo Diddly Techs is a false statement.

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, UT

"Go 1-11 and BYU fans like yourself will still say what a great season you had and deserve to be in a bowl game."

I bet if Utah went 1-11 with that single win being against BYU some Ute fans would call it a successful season.

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

@ Riverton Cougar

And most BYU fans would say the win doesn't mean a thing.

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, UT

"And most BYU fans would say the win doesn't mean a thing."

Oh, it certainly means something: the Utes are obsessed with BYU. That is proven every day on the Deseret News comment boards.

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

@ Riverton Cougar

Yep, BYU fans never flock to Utah threads. Too funny Black Kettle.

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, UT

I never said that never do. However, BYU articles are where all the action is at. To suggest otherwise is simply laughable. At the time of me writing this comment, the "Most Commented" feature on the right shows the top 8 articles. This is now too old to be listed, but of the 8 only 2 are Utah articles, and one of those only has 31 comments. Verdict: Utah fans are obsessed with BYU.

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