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Published: Thursday, July 31 2014 11:24 a.m. MDT

Updated: Thursday, July 31 2014 11:24 a.m. MDT

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CougOrUte..Naah
Nibley, UT

Ironman-I agree with you, that 4-8 record looks like a likely ending to the Ute season. Not a big Y fan, but I have to say congratulations to the Cougars for a nice beginning to the season. Starting being ranked where they are, they have a very good chance to move up and be the top 20 at the end of the season. Which will affect where they are for the beginning of the 2015 season, if they keep winning on the field they could be a Top 10 team, although they may have to raise their strength of schedule. Good luck to the Utes and Cougars. Go Aggies. Earnest....yes, that was your funniest quote ever.

giantfan
Farmington, UT

I'm excited about this Cougar season and I know that the schedule lines up in a way that 12-0, 11-1 or 10-2 is a definite possibility but I, for one, don't want to see BYU go undefeated and get into the 4 team playoff, only because I don't think they're good enough and it could turn into a major embarrassment if they were to get manhandled. The schedule is not good enough to warrant consideration even if undefeated. I may drink the blue koolaid but I'm not naive enough to think BYU has much of a shot at being one of the 4 best teams this year. I'd love to be proven wrong--and maybe if they crush every team on their schedule with several of those teams being ranked in polls at the end of the year then I'd gladly change my tune but I don't see it happening.

Eddie
Syracuse, UT

It sure is nice to be relevent on the National Stage. Unlike a certain other university that claims BYU is next to a high school team. I guess this just shows where BYU is as far as respect vs a school that has to rely on who they associate with. I just don't know why any u fan is looking forward to this year. Same story....different year!

Taysom4Heisman
Heber City, UT

I would guess that Bronco voted BYU between 21-25, so a small chunk of our points came from him. We are obviously respected by other coaches out there, because the thought that Bronco voted us 8th is insane.

RockOn
Spanish Fork, UT

Prediction time (worth little but, hey, soccer is on TV so I needed to find something interesting to do):

UTES: Going to be a surprise and have 5 wins, maybe 6. Idaho State, Fresno, Washington State, Arizona, and Colorado with the surprise at Oregon State. Maybe Michigan... maybe not.

BYU: Big loss at Central Florida who would be vying for one of the PAC 12 top spots. Big win at depleted Texas and narrow win against Aggies. Being on ESPN in most of the wins and an exciting CFU game will put the Cougars in the top 15. Remember all of the WAC years when they played bad teams like Utah and got voted in the top 10 -- much better schedule this year so should be a fun ride.11-2 for the season.

USU: LONG season with 15 games! Losses at Tenn, Ark, BYU and BSU. 11- 4 with MWC championship game and bowl game wins.

Too bad Utah didn't feel USU and BYU were beneath them. Would have been an even more fun year.

WhoRtheUtes???
Elko, NV

Man O Man, I love the national attention our Cougs are getting. I am sure the Aggies will move up in discussions of rankings soon. Sorry for the little brother to both the Cougs and Aggies. I am sure the media will be talking about the utes soon enough, when they and the entire ute fans are calling for a new coaching staff.

dnay
Salt Lake City, UT

This article doesn't make much sense, but a consensus of BYU's schedule seems to be a hot topic. Let's just put it this way Utah didn't do anything for it's tough schedule, they accepted a chance to go to the Pac12, just like any other school in this state would have, so enough about how tough your schedule is. As an independent your not going to have a great schedule year after year, but this years schedule is more difficult than the old Mountain West, or Wac. Plus last year was a difficult schedule and next year is even more so, interested to find out what people are going to say about that. In 2015, they start out with Nebraska, then Boise St., UCLA, then Michigan, 3 of those 4 are on the road. What makes it even more difficult is the travel time back and forth. As an independent your not going to get the best teams to play you all the time, but for the most part BYU has done a great job with the schedules, so enough of the complaining.

UteinIdaho
Sandpoint, ID

BYU is wonderful. Their fans are the best. Praise to BYU. Perhaps this comment will get approved?

WACPaddingOurSchedule
pocatello, ID

Eddie
Syracuse, UT
It sure is nice to be relevent on the National Stage. Unlike a certain other university that claims BYU is next to a high school team. I guess this just shows where BYU is as far as respect vs a school that has to rely on who they associate with. I just don't know why any u fan is looking forward to this year. Same story....different year!

________

If BYU is relevant as you wish, then why is BYU not even listed in the top 25 of the poll?

midpacmajor
Salt Lake City, Utah

wacpaddled

"If BYU is relevant as you wish, then why is BYU not even listed in the top 25 of the poll?"

Which is more nationally relevant, a team that is receiving votes in the pre-season poll, or a team that isn't even mentioned?

arod
Ogden, UT

Out of the 45 teams listed in the coaches preseason poll who received 5 or more "points," BYU plays 3: Texas, Central Florida, and Boise State. ALL of those games are on the road. If BYU is hoping to get a 10-2 record or better, then they will have to win all of their games against "lower" rated teams, and somehow win at least one of those road games against the 3 highest rated teams on their schedule. Consideration: Since they don't play anybody rated higher than #24, if BYU is a top 15 team then maybe they should go undefeated?

Jeremy234
SLC, UT

You guys do realize that votes are based on how they expect team X to do against their schedule right?

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, UT

"You guys do realize that votes are based on how they expect team X to do against their schedule right?"

You do realize that rankings are to try to determine the best 25 teams in order from 1 to 25, right?

In 2004 the Utes were ranked #4 because pollsters felt that they were the 4th best team in the country. They did not rank Utah #4 "based on how they expected Utah to do against their schedule".

WACPaddingOurSchedule
pocatello, ID

midpacmajor
Salt Lake City, Utah
wacpaddled

"If BYU is relevant as you wish, then why is BYU not even listed in the top 25 of the poll?"

Which is more nationally relevant, a team that is receiving votes in the pre-season poll, or a team that isn't even mentioned?

___________

Oh this is a beauty.
Because nobody cares or even talks about teams receiving votes outside of any top 25 poll. It not relevant or a topic of discussion on any sports network. Who cares other than desperate BYU fans? It does not matter what a preseason poll says. It does matter how you finish the season.

UteinIdaho
Sandpoint, ID

@Riverton Cougar
You do realize that rankings are to try to determine the best 25 teams in order from 1 to 25, right?

In 2004 the Utes were ranked #4 because pollsters felt that they were the 4th best team in the country. They did not rank Utah #4 "based on how they expected Utah to do against their schedule".

Seriously? You do realize the difference between preseason polls and end of the season polls, right?

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