Utah State climbs to No. 14 in AP poll and No. 16 in Coaches Poll, Utah drops in both polls

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  • PhxAggie Phoenix, AZ
    Nov. 8, 2018 1:22 p.m.

    BYU does not want to admit to having a rivalry with USU for some reason, yet we keep beating them in their home turf in Provo. I don't care at this point if USU plays BYU or the U anymore. All three major schools are trying to prove themselves on a national level and have no conference alignment with each other. The U will claim they are the best in state but yet not ranked and USU will stand with a better record, better ranking, and a better bowl invitation. I hope we beat Fresno to win the MWC and thump a USC or ASU in the Vegas Bowl. Who cares that we didn't play the U who doesn't want to play us anyways. BYU only schedules us because of their challenge of being independent and they wanted USU to play 2-for-1 in Provo. I would rather see USU have a strong rivalry with Boise State and Fresno and forget the in-state schools.

    "because like most BYU fans we've always liked USU - the animosity in that rivalry is really one sided." - Yeah, right! I know BYU fans who don't like the Aggies, so don't pretend that all BYU fans take the moral high ground and care about USU. But thanks for your support this year! And I cheer for BYU except when playing us and Boise.

  • Aunty Mythology Monrovia, CA
    Nov. 6, 2018 3:39 p.m.

    utemythology

    “BYU is one of the worst programs out West.”

    LOL 😂

    BYU is better than Arizona, one of the co-leaders of the PAC 12 South.

    And,

    BYU is better than Wisconsin, one of the teams tied for 2nd in the Big Ten West.

  • Rockwell Baltimore, MD
    Nov. 6, 2018 3:31 p.m.

    utemythology

    “BYU is one of the worst programs out West.”

    That’s an absolute lie!

    Show me a list from a legitimate source, containing ALL of the D1 programs west of the Rockies, that lists BYU as one of the worst programs.

  • Y>U Anaheim, CA
    Nov. 6, 2018 3:05 p.m.

    @Road Runner - Cedar City, UT

    Here are the ONLY “statistics” that are relevant today:

    USU: #14 AP, #16 Coaches
    Fresno St: #16 AP, #17 Coaches
    Utah: unranked AP, #23 Coaches

    There are TWO MWC teams that are better than the best team in the PAC South.

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    @utemythology

    “Why is that relevant to BYU "fans"?”

    What difference does it make whether, or not, it’s relevant to BYU fans,

    if it’s relevant to U?

  • Road Runner Cedar City, UT
    Nov. 6, 2018 2:56 p.m.

    utemythology

    Having a strong SOS doesn’t prove that you’ve beaten anybody, so why the didge?

    Who, exactly, has UTAH beaten this year? Which good team have they beaten? Seriously?

    ——

    btw

    BYU beat AP #24 Air Force on the road in 1984.

    Air Force finished higher in the Final AP poll than any team Utah beat in 2004 or will beat 2018.

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    Nov. 6, 2018 2:55 p.m.

    Road Runner - Cedar City, UT
    Nov. 6, 2018 2:49 p.m.
    Spokane Ute - Spokane, WA
    Nov. 6, 2018 12:31 p.m.

    Road Runner

    “Jumping on the Aggie band wagon huh?”



    Not at all!

    Just pointing out to our arrogant little friends on the hill that the “mighty” P5 Utes are now playing 2nd or 3rd fiddle in the state.

    -----------------

    That's alternative facts.

    According to the College Football Playoff committee and 100+ national polls, Utah is the better football program.

    BYU is one of the worst programs out West.

    Sorry if the FACTS hurt your delicate sensitivities!

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    Nov. 6, 2018 2:51 p.m.

    @Road Runner - Cedar City, UT

    Here are the ONLY “statistics” that are relevant today:

    USU: #14 AP, #16 Coaches
    Fresno St: #16 AP, #17 Coaches
    Utah: unranked AP, #23 Coaches

    There are TWO MWC teams that are better than the best team in the PAC South.

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    Why is that relevant to BYU "fans"? Where's BYU on the list?

    USU
    Fresno
    Utah
    Oregon
    Stanford
    ASU
    Boise
    USC
    Arizona
    Colorado
    Cal
    BYU

  • Road Runner Cedar City, UT
    Nov. 6, 2018 2:49 p.m.

    Spokane Ute - Spokane, WA
    Nov. 6, 2018 12:31 p.m.

    Road Runner

    “Jumping on the Aggie band wagon huh?”



    Not at all!

    Just pointing out to our arrogant little friends on the hill that the “mighty” P5 Utes are now playing 2nd or 3rd fiddle in the state.

    Sorry if the truth hurts your delicate sensitivies, but after all of the demeaning, condescending comments made by Utah fans about every other team in the state since the day Utah was invited to join the PAC 12,

    it’s no more than U deserve.

    🤙 🏈 🐮 🏀 😼

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    Nov. 6, 2018 2:34 p.m.

    Road Runner - Cedar City, UT
    Nov. 6, 2018 11:50 a.m.
    AZUTE1

    Who, exactly, has UTAH beaten this year? Which good team have they beaten? Seriously?

    ------------

    Like 1984?

    The difference, Utah SOS #20 and 1984 BYU #104.

  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    Nov. 6, 2018 12:31 p.m.

    Road Runner

    Jumping on the Aggie band wagon huh? I guess that's really all you've got left to cheer for. Hate is a terrible thing Guy!

  • Road Runner Cedar City, UT
    Nov. 6, 2018 12:08 p.m.

    Spokane Ute - Spokane, WA
    Nov. 6, 2018 10:38 a.m.
    “Let's look at this question from a statistical point of view; as opposed to an angry, biased point of view. Shall we?”

    Why? Because the major polls don’t support your meaningless statistics.

    It’s laughable how Utah fans thump their chests about every “ranked” team that the Utes beats, then totally dismiss any ranking that doesn’t support their own biased opinions.

    Here are the ONLY “statistics” that are relevant today:

    USU: #14 AP, #16 Coaches
    Fresno St: #16 AP, #17 Coaches
    Utah: unranked AP, #23 Coaches

    There are TWO MWC teams that are better than the best team in the PAC South.

  • Road Runner Cedar City, UT
    Nov. 6, 2018 11:50 a.m.

    AZUTE1

    Who, exactly, has UTAH beaten this year? Which good team have they beaten? Seriously?

  • Road Runner Cedar City, UT
    Nov. 6, 2018 11:40 a.m.

    Spokane Ute

    “and you base this position on what? Are the Aggies better than the Utes? ”

    Absolutely, as proven in every major poll - AP, Coaches and CFP,

    which are apparently only meaningful to arrogant, crimson-goggled Utah fans, when Utah is favored.

    Unfortunately for Utah State, the Utes are too afraid to play Utah State so that the Aggies could prove that they’re better on the field.

    The false narrative that simply being a P5 makes the Utes superior is laughable and flies in the face of what Utah fans were spouting in 2004 and 2008.

  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    Nov. 6, 2018 10:38 a.m.

    Let's look at this question from a statistical point of view; as opposed to an angry, biased point of view. Shall we?

    RPI: Utah=33, USU=21, BYU=68
    Sagarin: Utah=15, USU=31, BYU=73
    Congrove: Utah=22, USU=14, BYU=85

    Avg: Utah 23.3, USU=22, BYU=75.3

    Two teams are very close to each other; one isn't even in the same universe. Hence BYU fans putting on there USU hats to debate the topic. It's obvious they can't do it on there own; the numbers speak for them self.

    Good Luck Aggies; and Go Utes!

  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    Nov. 6, 2018 10:27 a.m.

    Whatsnu - Sandy, UT
    Nov. 6, 2018 8:49 a.m.

    Spokane Ute

    "USU has a better ranking, but there schedule is very, very soft."

    USU's ranking is based on performance versus SOS.

    If Utah State's ranking were based strictly on their 8-1 record, the Aggies would be ranked in the Top 10.

    Whether Utah fans want to admit it, or not, Utah State is a much better team than Utah.
    -----------
    and you base this position on what? Are the Aggies better than the Utes? Maybe, maybe not. One thing is for sure; both are better than your Couggies. It must be rough battling Weber State for 3rd. Hence jumping on the Aggies band wagon.

  • Whatsnu Sandy, UT
    Nov. 6, 2018 8:49 a.m.

    Spokane Ute

    "USU has a better ranking, but there schedule is very, very soft."

    USU's ranking is based on performance versus SOS.

    If Utah State's ranking were based strictly on their 8-1 record, the Aggies would be ranked in the Top 10.

    Whether Utah fans want to admit it, or not, Utah State is a much better team than Utah.

  • Pugman Tremonton, UT
    Nov. 6, 2018 8:48 a.m.

    @arrogant chickens
    Anyone with any sort of a football IQ knows the Aggies are the best team this state has to offer this year. And again, any football pundit knows you can't claim superiority over someone you haven't played. It still never ceases to amaze me how some Ute fans will always argue and hate. Not all, but for the people who read these boards, most folks know who these Ute fans are. They show up daily on the Aggies and Cougars blogs.

  • arrogant chickens Sandy, UT
    Nov. 6, 2018 8:34 a.m.

    JohnInSLC

    If I were an USU fan, I’d be a bit torqued that the Utes arrogantly claim superiority, but are too scared to prove it on the field, especially in Logan.

  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    Nov. 6, 2018 7:24 a.m.

    This Utah fan has always been an USU fan; but my biggest worry is Oregon on Saturday. USU fans should be more concerned with BSU and Fresno St that comparing them selves to Utah. USU has a better ranking, but there schedule is very, very soft. Don't get ahead of your self; many Ute fans did and ASU brought us right back to earth.

    Go Utes and Go Aggies

  • london_josh Lincoln, CA
    Nov. 6, 2018 12:57 a.m.

    "If I were an USU fan, I’d be a bit torqued with all the coog fans suddenly becoming Aggies just to bag on the Utes."

    it's different.

    BYU fans for the most part haven't considered USU a real rivalry - that's to our detriment, it's becoming a serious rivalry now and for me that's cool because like most BYU fans we've always liked USU - the animosity in that rivalry is really one sided.

    outside of playing BYU there has never been a game in which I've wanted USU to lose.

    Utes are different, I finish any game with a smile - because I start out cheering for Utah and if they win it's good, and if they lose I start cheering against them for some devilish reason - but with USU I've only cheered for them other than playing BYU.

    what's actually going on is the Utes turning on USU to be more elite without giving USU due credit.

    I thought USU would be a hard win for BYU - they smoked us - you are correct that my mind was turned, they are the real deal - but as for BYU fans flipping to support USU to get at the Utes - it has nothing to do with U, get over yourselves, the vast majority of BYU fans also cheer on the aggies.

    One thing is for sure - the prettiest SOS trophy case goes to U!

  • london_josh Lincoln, CA
    Nov. 5, 2018 11:36 p.m.

    "8-4 isn't great, but then again its better than 6-6 and 4th in State"

    One day it's:

    BYU - we left you behind, and we're big time now

    And come November it's all about how Utah beat BYU to be the best, no wait, the second best team in the state of Utah.

    If you are all about being in the PAC - be in the PAC and don't brag about being something less.

    I've never witnessed a team do what Utah has done to BYU, winning so many in a row, and still show an inferiority complex to BYU - the true Ute fans don't do this, and the ones who do are just laughable.

    I fully believe BYU will lose to Utah this year, but I think Utah would lose to USU, at least based on the rankings USU is the top team in the state this year - just beat those broncos.

  • JohnInSLC Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Nov. 5, 2018 8:57 p.m.

    If I were an USU fan, I’d be a bit torqued with all the coog fans suddenly becoming Aggies just to bag on the Utes. It’s like they’re glad their team got beat at home by a couple of decent G5 teams.

    Yeah, P5 “equivalent”. Right.

  • Sports Nutz Smithfield, UT
    Nov. 5, 2018 6:15 p.m.

    CFP Rankings- AGGIES #13 meltdown utes #23. 😎 In the only poll that matters according to ute fans!

  • Loud Loiterer Sandy, UT
    Nov. 5, 2018 6:03 p.m.

    @AZUTE1

    Mesa is super close to Tempe. Did you witness the downward spiral in person?

  • worf McAllen, TX
    Nov. 5, 2018 5:33 p.m.

    Utah State are state champions this year.

    Things have changed and parity is setting in.

    At least four MWC teams could win a PAC12 championship if they were in the conference.

    As for BYU, IMO, they are as good if not better than they were in the nineteen seventies. The competition has improved.

  • AZUTE1 Mesa, AZ
    Nov. 5, 2018 4:59 p.m.

    “But USU is ranked #32 in Sagarins with an SOS of #115. Utah is ranked #15 with an SOS of #20.”

    Bingo!

    Go Utes!

  • AZUTE1 Mesa, AZ
    Nov. 5, 2018 4:54 p.m.

    How do you figure—usu better than byu better than WSU better than UTES—Huh? How does this even make any sense?

    Neither usu nor byu even played against WSU....We destroyed them & will soon destroy byu.

    Lucky for usu, they don’t have to play against us.

    Enjoy mighty SJSU & that #115 ranked weak-sauce SOS.

    Go Utes!

  • ArizonaUte SLC, UT
    Nov. 5, 2018 4:38 p.m.

    @london_josh - Lincoln, CA

    Cal was playing "awesome" when they played BYU? They barely beat UNC - who is now 1-7, the game before BYU. They then beat BYU in Provo - BYU is currently 4-5, having lost to NIU, and Cal., currently 5-4, beat Idaho State. Was that "awesome"?

    Cal has gone 2-4 since Idaho State, beating now 2-7 Oregon State as one of those 2 wins.

    Cal did beat UW. That is a strong win, but then turned right around and lost to WSU.

    But hey, BYU lost to (#5 in PAC 12 north) Cal., in Provo.

    Meanwhile, BYU is too good to join the MWC, but has a 1-2 record against the MWC and 0-1 record against the MAC, currently.

    Yeah, BYU is super competitive.

    BYU wouldn't beat AZ or Wisconsin if they played today.

  • Sports Nutz Smithfield, UT
    Nov. 5, 2018 4:22 p.m.

    azute, I ask myself the same thing about the utes. At least the Aggies beat the teams they’re favored to beat unlike the team from SLC. Your team will continue to slide like every November. 🤣. Arizona Ute, if you have read any of my posts earlier in the year I was always giving props to Utah and wishing them well. But, having to get on here day after day reading posts from azute, naval vet and others claiming the utes are better just because they’re in the pac (albeit a very weak pac) is a joke. The AGGIES may not be the better team next year or the year after, but right now today they’re the better team and voters throughout the nation seem to agree. For my friends and relatives who are ute fans, I wish them success. For these couple posters I hope they lose out. 😎

  • AZUTE1 Mesa, AZ
    Nov. 5, 2018 4:11 p.m.

    When is usu actually going to beat a good team, seriously?

    byu, UNM, UH, etc.—

    Bwhahahahaha

    Go Utes!

  • ArizonaUte SLC, UT
    Nov. 5, 2018 4:08 p.m.

    @Sports Nutz - Smithfield, UT

    Utah will finish ranked in the AP, Coaches and CFP polls.

    When the CFP comes out this week (and it's the one that really matters) Utah may well still be ranked there and USU may not be at all. Before you get tooo cocky, let's wait and see THAT poll.

    I like USU and truly hope they win every remaining game, unless it's in the Vegas Bowl v. Utah.

    But USU is ranked #32 in Sagarins with an SOS of #115. Utah is ranked #15 with an SOS of #20.

    So, cherry pick if you must. You do have a good team in Logan. And they are fun to watch. Good luck the rest of the way.

  • Sports Nutz Smithfield, UT
    Nov. 5, 2018 2:41 p.m.

    Jskm, obviously you didn’t read all the garbage Aggie fans had to put up with the past few weeks. Some posters feel that they have the better team based solely on their conference affiliation. I think the Aggies are the best team based on watching them and the utes. Having fun throwing shade back at those posters, is just fine by me. And, I am enjoying it very much but it won’t be short lived, but rest of season.

  • JSKM1232 Sandy, UT
    Nov. 5, 2018 2:14 p.m.

    @Sports Nutz - Smithfield, UT

    "Jskm, You must be new to sports as #26 is listed only as “others receiving votes...”. That’s why it’s called the Top 25! Thanks for playing though."
    - - - - -
    Not new, just stating that Utah received the 26th largest vote count. I realize that doesn't fit your narrative, but enjoy your short ego trip while it lasts. Bon appetite.

  • Sports Nutz Smithfield, UT
    Nov. 5, 2018 1:58 p.m.

    Jskm, You must be new to sports as #26 is listed only as “others receiving votes...”. That’s why it’s called the Top 25! Thanks for playing though.🙄

  • IJ Hyrum, Ut
    Nov. 5, 2018 1:36 p.m.

    Cougar fan here. I beleive the Ags will beat Boise. Reasoning: USU thumped the Cougs; with a couple of better bounces the Cougs would have taken the Broncos. We need to pull together and root for each other (unless we are face-to-face on the field). The world is full of hate; let us be the first to pour in some love and cheer each other on!

  • JSKM1232 Sandy, UT
    Nov. 5, 2018 1:31 p.m.

    @Sports Nutz - Smithfield, UT

    "Hey azute and vet, I have been looking for the utes in the AP Poll but they're nowhere to be found. What's up with that? I know the CFP is the "only" poll that matters, and I am waiting to see how that goes tonight. GO AGGIES!!

    P.S. vet, going into hiding after all that chest thumping?
    - - - - -
    You didn't look very hard they are at 26.

  • JSKM1232 Sandy, UT
    Nov. 5, 2018 1:25 p.m.

    @Pacoute - Payson, UT

    "Looks like the MTN is better than the PAC."
    - - - - -
    Looks like they're BOTH better than being independent.

  • JSKM1232 Sandy, UT
    Nov. 5, 2018 1:18 p.m.

    @SoonerUte - Salt Lake City, UT

    Surprised to see the AP and Coaches drop UCF two spots after they hit 8-0. Aligning with the CFP, I guess. Maybe USU will get some CFP love this week.
    - - - - -
    That was UCF's first win over a team with a winning record. I don't know why they are even in the top 20.

  • Elkhorn Loveland, CO
    Nov. 5, 2018 12:59 p.m.

    Sooner Ute

    “If fans down south can believe that a 3 star quarterback from Corner Canyon can save bowl eligibility this season, Utah fans can believe that a 3 star quarterback from Texas can backup the injured 3 star quarterback from Florida.”

    Wilson has started 3 games;
    has completed 56 of 87 passes for 718 yards, with 4 TD’s and 2 Ints; QBR 144.3.

    Shelley hasn’t started a game;
    has completed 6 of 14 passes for 99 yards, with 0 TD’s and 1 Int; QBR 88.0.

    Trying to equate the two based on recruiting stars is laughable.

    And let’s not forget that Taylor’s RPO offense relies on a mobile QB who can run, putting Utah’s only viable QB at risk of injury.

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    Nov. 5, 2018 12:57 p.m.

    Snack PAC - Olympus Cove, Utah
    Nov. 4, 2018 4:09 p.m.
    utemythology

    LOL at how last week you were pretending that nobody left on Utah’s would even challenge the Utes, and now you’re relying on a red shirt Freshman who has barely played to salvage your season.

    -------

    I did no such thing. Utah was a 8 point favorite, we chocked.

    No, I am relying on Utah's defense to once again show up, 17 PPG vs 38 points against ASU.

    Even if Shelley is atrocious, Moss and our D will beat Colorado and BYU, Oregon could be a loss. 8-4 isn't great, but then again its better than 6-6 and 4th in State.

  • Aggs SLC, UT
    Nov. 5, 2018 11:55 a.m.

    Come on all you trolls! USU/UTE/BYU. Just ignore them. The U has been in the exact place USU is now. Most rational Ute fans understand and want us to do good. I'm a AGG through and through. But not for a second did I want the UTES to lose. And I hope they still win out. We don't play the U. Get over it. I will support them every game as long as they don't play USU. It's been good to see the teams ranked this year from UTAH. MW has a few ranked and a few more to come. Don't worry about the trolls. No matter what USU does, they will find some lame excuse. SOS excuse only works if we are barely beating those teams.

    Go Aggies
    Go Utes

  • Sports Nutz Smithfield, UT
    Nov. 5, 2018 11:34 a.m.

    Hey azute and vet, I have been looking for the utes in the AP Poll but they're nowhere to be found. What's up with that? I know the CFP is the "only" poll that matters, and I am waiting to see how that goes tonight. GO AGGIES!!

    P.S. vet, going into hiding after all that chest thumping? :-)

  • 65TossPowerTrap Salmon, ID
    Nov. 5, 2018 11:24 a.m.

    Can't wait to watch USU play at BSU. Since I dislike both teams - it's win-lose situation for me. I predict that USU will spit the bit on the blue.

  • Bluto Sandy, UT
    Nov. 5, 2018 11:21 a.m.

    Utah State...The best team in Utah!

    Too bad the "U" won't muster up the courage to play them.

    #Whittingham...The "Inartful Dodger".

  • Pacoute Payson, UT
    Nov. 5, 2018 10:43 a.m.

    It'll come down to the winner of utah vs byu to see who the 2nd best team in the state will be.

  • CV Storm Hyrum, UT
    Nov. 5, 2018 10:15 a.m.

    It is too bad the Utes lost their starting quarterback. Just as the Utes were hitting their peak their quarterback gets injured and they lose to ASU. The good thing is the Utes have a week to prepare for Oregon. Scalley will be a lot more prepared and ready to play, I so I suspect the Utes will be fine. Cougs are in a real pickle. They have to win 2 of 3 to get into a bowl. You have to figure the Utes will be a sure loss. So they have to beat UMass and New Mexico State (sure victory). So all of the sudden UMass is scoring points like crazy. BYU has to drop the prevent defense and get after UMass's quarterback to have a chance. The first of the season I counted UMass as a sure win, now I am not too sure. The Aggies should okay at home against San Jose, but the next week against CSU could be a trap game for sure. They may take CSU lightly looking forward to Boise. For the Aggies their season runs through Boise, as usual.

  • london_josh Lincoln, CA
    Nov. 5, 2018 10:06 a.m.

    "I am in agreement with you regarding the curious lack of TV exposure for Utah State."

    It's not curious, it's the MWC.

    MWC is a regional conference with regional broadcasts predetermined long before the season starts.

    BYU has made it's fair share of mistakes, but I think the biggest one was the start of the MWC when BYU, which at the time was more of a national brand than today, went TV silent and the best I could do to follow BYU living in Provo was use a radio if I'm not in the stadium. Fans waited for newspapers to see game results at times.

    Boise has a different deal than all other teams, but still it's not a great deal.

  • SoonerUte Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 5, 2018 9:47 a.m.

    Swoop "With a red-shirt freshman QB who’s never even started a game the Utes are going to waltz through Oregon and Colorado like they’re a couple wall flowers???"

    Nobody said "waltz through".

    If fans down south can believe that a 3 star quarterback from Corner Canyon can save bowl eligibility this season, Utah fans can believe that a 3 star quarterback from Texas can backup the injured 3 star quarterback from Florida.

  • cougarsrock Springville, UT
    Nov. 5, 2018 9:01 a.m.

    the real question azzyute would be just who have the utes actually beat that is any good this year.... and pleeeeeze do not say stanford because they are terrible with a terrible coach !

  • london_josh Lincoln, CA
    Nov. 5, 2018 8:28 a.m.

    The new hubris is coming from some Utes rather than Cougar fans.

    While many see that USU has been impressive consistently each week of play, they aren't getting the credit that voters are giving them.

    BYU has been competitive in losses to some good teams like Cal (who was playing awesome at the time) and NIU and Boise, but got taken apart by Washington and USU who absolutely dominated BYU.

    Any true BYU fan must go back to the "who did they beat" argument and answer "who did they lose it" instead - Utah fans are a decade removed from the same argument yet some (not all) have flipped to this elitist attitude.

    As a BYU fan I'd love to see another crack at Boise and Cal and NIU, USU would kill us again if we bowled against them.

    If they keep up this play they would be deserving of an NY6 - however depending on how things go in Central Florida sadly they'll probably only go as far as Vegas where the #5 PAC team will get throttled by them.

    That team is the real deal this year!

  • tinplater scottsdale, AZ
    Nov. 5, 2018 7:27 a.m.

    at AZUTE1 who asked:
    "Who, exactly, has usu beaten this year? Which good team have they beaten? Seriously?"

    Answer:
    Everyone on their schedule except first game Michigan State. They have essentially dominated all games. What more would you have them do? The season isn't over...Boise and hopefully Fresno State in Logan remain. Then you can ask what good teams have they beaten. Regardless, they remain so much more fun to watch than the Utes or the WHY this year.

  • emb Pleasant Grove, UT
    Nov. 5, 2018 6:11 a.m.

    Congrats to Utah State from a BYU fan. Continued success.

  • uterebel50 Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 4, 2018 11:57 p.m.

    Hank1950, I am in agreement with you regarding the curious lack of TV exposure for Utah State. It isn't just Boise state that's always on, either. As a college sports junkie, I have seen televised on numerous occasions, Wyoming, Colorado State, Air Force, San Diego State, and even Nevada and San Jose State, but I've only seen the Aggies play once, and they appear to be the best team in the Mountain West Conference. Go figure.

  • BYURUGGER Fulshear, TX
    Nov. 4, 2018 9:22 p.m.

    So, the Utes still aren't the best team in the state. Go Aggies!

  • Sports Nutz Smithfield, UT
    Nov. 4, 2018 9:11 p.m.

    AGGIES>BYU>WEBER>utes But the utes have a better SOS? But the utes are in a P5 conference ( I know it's a joke of a conference, but play along). But the utes this and the utes that? The only thing I know is when I look at the rankings of people who actually know......they agree with me in saying the AGGIES are the better team, right now today!!! End of story.

  • Swoop Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 4, 2018 8:47 p.m.

    FT

    “The Utes just need to win the next 2 and they should be fine. ASU has a tough schedule the rest of the way so its likely they lose again. Just make it to the Championship game and anything can happen. Its a great place to be when you still have a chance to make it to the Rose Bowl and its mid-November.”

    With a red-shirt freshman QB who’s never even started a game the Utes are going to waltz through Oregon and Colorado like they’re a couple wall flowers???

    LOL at the hubris of Utan fans.

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    Nov. 4, 2018 8:13 p.m.

    The Utes just need to win the next 2 and they should be fine. ASU has a tough schedule the rest of the way so its likely they lose again. Just make it to the Championship game and anything can happen. Its a great place to be when you still have a chance to make it to the Rose Bowl and its mid-November.

  • Pacoute Payson, UT
    Nov. 4, 2018 7:49 p.m.

    Looks like the MTN is better than the PAC.

  • Hank1950 Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 4, 2018 7:39 p.m.

    I am so proud of the school I graduated from, “way to go Aggies.”
    The only school in MWC that gets television time is Boise State and that is unfortunate as there are some very good teams in The MWC. The Aggies really do deserve more television time in this state.
    I have to feel bad for BYU that game against Boise State was so close.
    I also feel badly for Utah after finally getting it together and then losing their quarterback.
    Despite the rivalries in this state I think we should support our teams when they win. Let us come together and show everyone we support all of our local teams.

  • AZUTE1 Mesa, AZ
    Nov. 4, 2018 7:19 p.m.

    Who, exactly, has usu beaten this year? Which good team have they beaten? Seriously?

    Crickets.

    Fact is, they lost to the only decent opponent they’ve faced this year, yet people on here are all giddy about them—Lololololol

    BTW—

    Arizona State > Michigan State > utah state

    Go Utes!

  • Cougsndawgs West Point , UT
    Nov. 4, 2018 7:05 p.m.

    Johnny:
    ""Glad to see the utes get back to reality. The pac south is a joke."

    ruled by Utah:

    Way to mask the jealousy!"

    Hilarious...typical ute fan who explains away a truly weak division by pointing to some perceived "jealousy". The hubris is nauseatingly noted. The PAC12 south IS absolutely a joke. It's not even up for discussion at this point, and it's not just "jealous" Y fans who can see that.

    Congrats Aggies! We're all behind you, get the hardware and have your NY6 moment!

  • pacmidmajor Springville, UT
    Nov. 4, 2018 5:56 p.m.

    Clearly the best team in the state of Utah by far ! congrats USU.......

  • utahute69 Laguna Niguel, CA
    Nov. 4, 2018 5:51 p.m.

    Congratulations to USU. It has been some time since the Logan fans had this kind of team. Don't let the the Strength of Schedule bummers get you down. The Mountain West Conference has some very good teams. Good luck for the remainder of the season.

  • Mr. Boris Layton, UT
    Nov. 4, 2018 5:49 p.m.

    This from a BYU fan and a Utah grad.

    Why do BYU fans and Utah fans always make it about them?

    As I've been saying all year, Utah State has been the best team in Utah all season long.

    BYU had their brief stay in the top 25. Utah would have never seen the top 25 except for the weakness of the Pac 12 south.

    Great job Aggies and keep it up. Thanks for representing the state of Utah with class.

  • Real Ute Dallas, TX
    Nov. 4, 2018 4:45 p.m.

    I'm so happy for Utah State! That is a really good football team. I wish Utah could drop BYU and play USU. I do feel glad that Huntley is no longer able to play for Utah. Shelley is much better. Utah stands an okay chance to win the PAC12 south and torch unfortunate BYU.

  • PhxAggie Phoenix, AZ
    Nov. 4, 2018 4:32 p.m.

    I sure hope USU will not play the Utes in the LV Bowl. Utah doesn't want to play us so let that be and the Aggies can play USC or Arizona. I wish the Aggies would have better TV coverage. If we can stay strong against Boise St. and beat Fresno for the championship then this will be our best season ever. The Mountain West has two ranked teams with San Diego and Boise just outside the rankings. The Pac 12 continues to beat itself with most teams at 3 or more losses, such as Utah, USC, ASU, Arizona etc. With Washington State being the clear head of the Pac. It's fun to see the Mt. West teams show that they are a competitive conference.

  • Snack PAC Olympus Cove, Utah
    Nov. 4, 2018 4:09 p.m.

    utemythology

    LOL at how last week you were pretending that nobody left on Utah’s would even challenge the Utes, and now you’re relying on a red shirt Freshman who has barely played to salvage your season.

  • Aggies#1 MURRAY, UT
    Nov. 4, 2018 3:47 p.m.

    what a great season it has been so far.
    This is the best Aggie team in school history! They deserve their national ranking! They have the most exciting offense in the nation. I also love how their defense is playing so aggressive and with a Swagger. We look like team of men amongst boys. Go Aggies clobber San Jose State! The stars are lining up for an NY bowl game! Go Aggies!

  • JohnInSLC Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Nov. 4, 2018 3:39 p.m.

    "Glad to see the utes get back to reality. The pac south is a joke."

    ruled by Utah:

    Way to mask the jealousy!

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    Nov. 4, 2018 2:45 p.m.

    @TheSportsAuthority

    Even if the Cougars were to miraculously beat New Mexico and UMass, there’s little to no chance they can beat Utah.

    Your New Mexico Bowl hopes will be decided at UMass.

  • Utah rules Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 4, 2018 2:10 p.m.

    The MWC is not going to get the live they have earned, unfortunately. USU is a good team but would not compete with the big boys week in and week out.
    Glad to see the utes get back to reality. The pac south is a joke.

  • Sports Nutz Smithfield, UT
    Nov. 4, 2018 2:01 p.m.

    I think way to many Aggie fans (and I am a huge Aggie fan) are not giving Fresno enough credit. They are a very good team and IF the Aggies get into a position to play Fresno for the MWC Championship, it would be a toss up and Fresno might be favored depending on location. As for the rankings, it's great seeing the Aggies move up, but as I told a vet from PA last week.....only the last polls are the ones that count. GO AGGIES!

  • Wallbanger Spanish Fork, UT
    Nov. 4, 2018 1:42 p.m.

    Watched a little bit of the Byu, Boise game last night. I think the Aggies will absolutely hammer the Broncos. From this die hard Utes fan, congrats on your success Utah State! Much deserved.

  • drvinneyboombahtz Kaysville, UT
    Nov. 4, 2018 1:31 p.m.

    I think USU will go to a NY6 bowl if UCF loses.

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    Nov. 4, 2018 1:24 p.m.

    Good for the Aggies. They need UCF to lose and crack the CFP poll for chance at a NY6 berth.

  • SportsCenter Olympus Cove, Utah
    Nov. 4, 2018 1:01 p.m.

    Utah St is clearly the best team in the state.

    2nd best team still TBD end of November.

  • SoonerUte Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 4, 2018 12:59 p.m.

    Surprised to see the AP and Coaches drop UCF two spots after they hit 8-0. Aligning with the CFP, I guess. Maybe USU will get some CFP love this week.

  • Pugman Tremonton, UT
    Nov. 4, 2018 12:50 p.m.

    Keep it up Aggies. What an offense.

  • TheSportsAuthority Arlington, VA
    Nov. 4, 2018 12:10 p.m.

    Even if the Utes were to miraculously beat Oregon and Colorado and win the south, there’s little chance that they could beat the north champion.

    A matchup with Utah St in the Las Vegas Bowl just took a giant step forward.

  • Utah_State_Fan Logan, Utah
    Nov. 4, 2018 11:27 a.m.

    Great time to be an Aggie! By the time Thanksgiving gets here they will be in the top 10!