@UtahRules (6:36 pm):Of course Utah has scheduled some weak OOC
competition. I don't think there is any argument there.But, if
you are going to criticize him for not scheduling OOC road games, remember that
Utah played Xavier on their home court. BYU didn't play on an
opponent's home court until conference play started.My rankings
were based on Sagarin ratings. And, Butler, Xavier, and Arizona are all rated
higher than St. Mary's. All three are significantly higher than St.
Mary's in the latest AP poll also, as I'm sure you know.
83,I am a Ute fan but I am also a realist and can see clearly without my
Crimson glasses. I also like BYU and think they have a great program. I think
we can all agree that Larry K has traditionally scheduled a very weak out of
conference schedule. If he is going to build a powerhouse program
then he needs to schedule powerhouse opponents. He also schedules all of his
out of conference games at home. This does not help to build a battle-ready
road team. The road has been their nemesis in the past and will probably
continue to be so until the coach mans up.Not to be contentious but
BYU has played the 19th ranked team, on the road. I believe that would be
higher than 20 or 24. I am not a math major so you probably know more about
numbers than I do. Utelogy,I totally agree. This will be a
good week to test their metal. The Utes can be real tough but they must limit
their turnovers. Before conference started they had 183 turnovers and 181
assists. Way too sloppy to be a championship team.
@Utah Rules (9:26 am):"We shall see how they do against real
competition."Granted, the weak teams Utah has played are very
weak. However, Utah has played 3 pretty good teams already. Utah went 0-3
against those teams (Butler #17, Arizona #20, Xavier #24. I think we already
know how Utah does against real competition. BTW, these three teams are tougher
than any opponent your favorite team has played so far.
Chance to prove if this team is good enough to challenge for an NCAA bid.We should beat USC, not sure about UCLA.
Yes, their SOS would finally get out of the 300's. Probably the worst SOS
of any PAC school. No more elementary school teams on their
schedule. We shall see how they do against real competition. My guess is not so
good., especially on the road. I wish we could get Larry to schedule like the
big boys do in this conference and other power conferences.
Great opportunity for the Utes to improve their resume with their strength of
schedule improving. From the Article:"Utah has seven
straight wins over USC."Troy Town; paging Mr. Troy Town
What does Assume make me? In my above post - don't "reverse" the
first comment! I knew both Utah men's and woman's team were playing
two ranked teams this weekend! The assumption - I made was that the
woman's would be playing the same two schools only at their homes. In
reality, it's even better. The woman's team is playing Stanford and
Cal. (both ranked teams) And these games are at the Huntsman! So.... 4
straight games against 4 top 25 teams all here in SLC. And I thought it
couldn't get any better!
Two ranked teams. USC and UCLA in the Huntsman center. At the same time
reverse that - Two ranked teams, USC and UCLA in Los Angles. I will never get
tired of our PAC-12 membership!