Red roundup: Which division would Utes be in if Pac-12 moves to 16?

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  • Tomahawk Red North Salt Lake, UT
    Sept. 21, 2011 2:26 a.m.

    MiP | 3:14 p.m. Sept. 20, 2011
    Iowa City, IA

    Teams that have not earned their keep:
    Washington State, losing to SDSU.
    Colorado, losing to Hawaii

    Teams that have kept their end:


    Ehhh... I'm not so sure.

    Certainly about Washington State. They actually look good this year. Two major league blowouts to start the year 2-0, and narrowly lost to a very good San Diego State team.

    Colorado looks mediocre for sure. But Hawaii is decent this year... and remember the Buffs almost beat Cal.

    Washington got beat good by Nebraska. Wasn't even close. And they almost lost to Eastern Washington at home.

  • KamUte South Jordan, UT
    Sept. 20, 2011 11:27 p.m.

    No more PAC expansion according to Larry Scott.

  • WhatsInItForMe Orem, Utah
    Sept. 20, 2011 8:04 p.m.

    Just a thought: In a 16-team Pac, which schools would Utah be paired with? Colorado, and the two Arizonas? Geographically makes sense. But historically, that'd be the irrelevant pod in the Pac.

    And, do you really think the two Oklahomas and two Texas's would allow themselves to all be in the same pod? Nyet!

    The final outcome of this superconference thing is really going to be interesting.

    For both Utah and BYU, for different reasons, of course.

    Neither might like the outcome.

  • Uncle Rico Provo, UT
    Sept. 20, 2011 6:32 p.m.

    Re: Chris B

    You kind of sound like a BYU fan by making all those statements you make.

    Just enjoy the ride. Utes would have to do a lot to make rose bowl, including beating Oregon or Stanford on the road. Not saying it can't happen, but let's not worry about it right now. Just worry about the game against the Huskies,

  • MiP Iowa City, IA
    Sept. 20, 2011 3:17 p.m.

    err, Arizona to OK State

  • MiP Iowa City, IA
    Sept. 20, 2011 3:14 p.m.

    The Pac-12 is not doing as well this year....

    Can't blame Utah. They are 2-0 in nonconference games, winning by an average of 40.5 to 10. If they knock off Pitt on the road, then they'll have earned their keep for sure.

    Teams that have not earned their keep:
    Washington State, losing to SDSU.
    Oregon State, losing to Sacramento State.
    Arizona State, losing to Zook's Illini
    UCLA, getting beat badly by Texas and Houston
    Colorado, losing to Hawaii

    Teams that have kept their end:

    Teams that I can't blame for losing:
    Oregon, to LSU on the road
    Arizona State, to OK State on the road

  • Mike Johnson Stafford, VA
    Sept. 20, 2011 2:55 p.m.

    Chris, I hope that the Utes can get to the Rose Bowl as well, but Rose Bowl 2011 was played eight and a half months ago.

  • motorbike Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Sept. 20, 2011 2:25 p.m.

    If Bogut is smart he'll head to the Gold Coast... for anyone that hasn't been, absolute Paradise on earth. Pure white sand beaches for miles upon miles. I won't expound further on the rest of the scenery other than to say it only helps further.
    I wish I could get paid to play ball there.
    Good luck with whatever you do Bogut, you're a complete stud.

  • WhatsInItForMe Orem, Utah
    Sept. 20, 2011 2:08 p.m.

    Pods would be the best solution for a Pac-12 because it'd allow the 6 "Western teams" (Utah, Colo, OKs, TXs) to play California teams more often than an East-West split would.

    That means, Utah, Colorado, and the Arizonas would likely be in one pod to help minimize travel costs for other sports.

    What would happen to Pac alignments if only the OKs came along? If only 14-team superconferences end up evolving?


  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 20, 2011 1:36 p.m.

    Rose Bowl 2011

    It's happening.

    Get used to it non-AQ jealous kids.