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Published: Thursday, July 31 2014 11:00 a.m. MDT

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Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

Its awesome Amway voted for us because we have so many Amway sellers in our stands.

The Jimmer
Okemos, MI

Go cougars!

Northern, CO

Go Cougs!

Norman, OK

Why even publish this article? It will just turn into another battle about SOS and P5 versus Mid Major. The old "is it better to be scraping the bottom of the P5 or be a mid major?" debate will arise. Then the Pac 12 pride commentors will get on.

Overall, strength will always trump strength of schedule (See 2004 UU). BYU needs to show strength this season.

West Jordan, UT

It seems pretty clear to me that beating Texas and Boise State (both road games) is the only real hope for BYU to have any top 25 credibility. And I'm not so sure Boise will help all that much.

There is a reason why the Utes aren't even in the top 25 discussion. You have to get it done on the field, not with conference membership(Utah), or ESPN TV ratings(BYU).

Johnny Triumph
American Fork, UT

Time to win, enough talk

Heber City, UT

Nice to have preseason recognition, but it's all about what you do on the field.

Springville, UT

Looking over this years schedule , the Y actually has 5 very credible games on their schedule as well as 2 more games against P5 conference schools ( not BYU'S fault how bad or good these 2 teams will be.They are still P5 schools ). I really think the trap game is UCF in Florida. Played in a BCS bowl last year and smoked Baylor . I actually love the Y,s independence and being able to play teams from literally every part of the nation. Not just the same teams year after year from a couple of states.Can't wait to see what this poll really looks like about 5 weeks into the season.Let the fun begin !

fan in orem
Orem, UT

Wow, Bronco voted us #8. Sweet.

Dixie Dan
Saint George, UT

After the Texas game, you'll need a high power flash light to find the Cougars.

River Coug
Fort Mohave, AZ

As a very devoted Cougar fan, I typically quite enjoy your comments, Ernest, but this one of yours is probably my favorite. Well played, Sir1

Farmington, UT

Dixie Dan,

"After the Texas game, you'll need a high power flash light to find the Cougars."

Didn't you say that last year?

deductive reasoning
Arlington, VA

It's nice to be in the national discussion to start the season.

Looking forward to a great season for BYU.

IRS Agent

This can't possibly be right. There is no way that the college coaches that make their living and have spent their entire adult lives dedicated to evaluating football talent, would vote for BYU when ChrisB has declared that they are no good because of their schedule. Someone should run a fact check. Those coaches that voted for BYU should also be let go, because they obviously don't know what they are doing. Amway should have checked with Chris and some of the other posters on here if they want to know what is really up with college football.

Farmington, UT

It doesn't matter that Utah isn't getting any votes. Or any national cred. Or going to bowl games. Or having winning seasons. They're in the Pac-12 and they beat their rival. That's all that matters, right Ute fans?


Bronco was one of the USA Today coaches who voted. He is probably responsible for the entire 18 votes cast for the Cougs.

As a side note, I see that five PAC 10.2 teams are ranked in the Top 25. I weep for Ute fans who will witness their team finish the season with a 4-8 record.

There You Go Again
Saint George, UT


Now just win every game.


Style points will count.


P5 conferences will be looking for any reason to deny a playoff spot to a non-P5 team.

Go undefeated...but leave no doubt.

Drill every team on that schedule.

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

Utah plays 5 ranked teams in a 6 week period. What a Brutal schedule, what an opportunity.

Go Utes!


For once, I agree! Let's get this season started already!

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA


Nope! Alamo, Rose, Fiesta bowl . . . that's what matters; just need to play well enough to get there.

Salt Lake City, Utah

There You Go Again:

"P5 conferences will be looking for any reason to deny a playoff spot to a non-P5 team."

Of course power conferences and the selection committee will. That was the whole point of creating a 4 team playoff. You're kidding yourself if you think a 12-0 byu team with this year's schedule (or any year for that matter), with 'style points' as you called them, is going to get a playoff spot over an 11-1 or even 10-2 P-5 team. Playing one, two, or three credible games a year just isn't going to get the job done. The ante has been upped big time for crowning a CFB National Champion. Everyone else sees this and is adjusting accordingly with tougher schedules. Why is byu and its fans behind the power curve (no pun intended) once again?

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