@curtacoEarlier I posted " know I'm hoping Utah will win
another skiing title both for the University of Utah and the PAC-12. We'll
know the results of that in two more days."Well we now know.
Utah won the NCAA skiing championship. One more championship for the University
of Utah. Also one more to add to the 517 championships (as of 1/1/19) for the
Conference of Champions - the PAC-12. This adds to the 215 championships that
separate the PAC-12 from the Big 12 which is in second place.A great
day to be a Ute and a great day for the PAC-12!
JD - Las Vegas, NVMarch 8, 2019 8:49 p.m.The PAC-12 is very
competitive, it is not weak. Anybody can beat anybody on a given night. I think
Coach K has done his best coaching job this year. Latest NCAA NET
rankings#30 USU#77 BYU#92 UVU#103 Utah
If Utah wasn’t in the PAC 12, coug fans couldn’t care less about how
“weak” or “not deserving of a P5” it supposedly is. They
only act that way, because of envy. Would the school permanently stuck in the
80s rather be independent/WCC, or in the PAC 12? We all know the
answer. Hence all the comments degrading the PAC to make yourselves feel
better!Go Utes...beat UCLA!
Utahute72 - Tooele, UTMarch 8, 2019 10:43 a.m.@enough is enough;“When they accepted Utah into the PAC 12, the conference
acknowledged acceptance of the 20 national titles they had won prior to that. So
yes, Utah is part of the PAC 12 legacy now.”All in non-revenue
sports like...Coed Skiing, in which there is vitually no competition
except for Denver and Colorado, and in Women’s Gymnastics, in
which the Red Rocks haven’t won a Natty this century.A Utah
Man is practically non-existent in the world of National Championships.
4th in the state, but 3rd in the PAC? 🤔
The PAC-12 is very competitive, it is not weak. Anybody can beat anybody on a
given night. I think Coach K has done his best coaching job this year. The
freshmen class has been incredible and if the incoming talent is as good as this
year, the Utes are on the rise and that is exciting. When the three's are
raining down, the Utes look as good as anybody. It will take three good shooting
nights to get to the NCAA tourney, so impressed with Parker Van Dyke, he has
really developed into a very good player. I hope Barefield's confidence is
up and he let's the shots fly in Vegas, his shot is pure beauty. With a win
vs. UCLA, Utah will have accomplished the unthinkable considering where they
were at the start of the season. GO UTES!
A good win, now beat UCLA. Where is my friend Troy town? He’s not here to
congratulate the winning team? Now that’s curious?
"..........but as for me and my house......" Go Utes!!!!
@enough is enough;When they accepted Utah into the PAC 12, the
conference acknowledged acceptance of the 20 national titles they had won prior
to that. So yes, Utah is part of the PAC 12 legacy now.
One comment states that the PAC-12 IS the conference of champions because
"we have won more NCAA titles (in all sports, throughout history) than any
other conference." We?The utes don't have a problem
connecting themselves to those championships even if the vast majority of it
happened a long time ago, well before ute inclusion in the conference was even
imagined. But they do have a problem with another school which achieved
national championship status (also back in the day) and chide expressions of
school pride regarding same.Hypocritical?Looks like USC
didn't have a very good team this year. BTW, I'm not a
@CO Ute - , 00March 8, 2019 9:26 a.m."Utes win and
comments from two Y fans focused on the PAC 12. Does it still bother you that
your rival is in a P5 conference?"No more focused than I am on
any other conference. And no it doesn't bother me that Utah is in the PAC.
They earned it. I wish my team were a member, but not at the expense of
Utah.And finally it warms my heart to hear a Ute rightfully admit
that we ARE STILL your rival.
Plenty of young talent to build on...but I'm nervous about our coach's
willingness or ability to do so. With that salary came expectations that
haven't been met. Our AD and our boosters should make it clear that his
performance has been underwhelming.
Utes win and comments from two Y fans focused on the PAC 12. Does it still
bother you that your rival is in a P5 conference?Beat UCLA and get
the first round bye. Go Utes.
@curtaco "One team will enter the NCAA tourney because the champion
gets an invite. Does this sound like the conference of champions?No,
it does not. This year is such an exception. Typically there are multiple
teams from the PAC-12 invited to the NCAA tourney, as your post implies. That
said, Utah fan can be proud of a team which was picked to place 8th in the
conference standing in third place,with one game remaining.As for
the Conference of Champions, we'll see how the PAC-12 does when all the
championships are decided at the end of the year. I suspect, once again, we
will do better than the other conferences. I know I'm hoping Utah will win
another skiing title both for the Universiry of Utah and the PAC-12. We'll
know the results of that in two more days.
@curacao"One team will enter the NCAA tourney because the
champion gets an invite. Does this sound like the conference of
champions?"Yes it does. You see, the conference of champions
moniker is given because we have won more NCAA titles (in all sports, throughout
history) than any other conference. That's a simple statement of fact.
It's not open for debate.So the fact that the conference is
having one bad year in one sport is no way reflective of its status as the
conference of champions.By the way, how many national titles has the
West Coast Parochial Conference won?
Pac 12 basketball is weak at present. I believe that it is more a case of bad
coaching than not having the talent. We saw a good one on the sidelines for the
Utes, however and he is the best thing our program has going for it right now.
Let's be honest--this guy took a team that was woefully devoid of Sr.
leadership at the beginning of the season and turned Barefield and Van Dyke into
two of the best leaders in the conference. He also took a bunch of freshmen and
a talented but tentative soph and made them gel while allowing them freedom.
They are in a position to finish 5 slots higher than predicted and to go to the
NIT. Think about that. Don't try to tell me Larry K can't coach
'em up a bit, son. Or, if you do--don't pout when I pat you on the
head and send you outside to play.
According to the national press and prognosticators, the pac is extremely weak
this year. If Washington wins the tournament, (I give them 90% chance of doing
this), the pac will have 1 team in the NCAA tournament.
Curtaco - You're right. It sounds more like the WCC, if they only get one
invitation to the big dance and you ignore the hundreds of national
championships the PAC 12 has in its history.
Good win. First time I watched since the last UCLA game. They are an
entertaining team. Just a thought, but against USC did it seem they played
better and more fluid without Johnson?
While the balanced scoring was nice, the D was nicer. Everybody rebounded, and
in Johnson's absence, Topalovic played aggresive interior defense, which I
thought was huge.
AP Top 25 Basketball rankingACC 5 teamsBig10 4 teamsSEC 4 teamsPac12 teams Zero One team will
enter the NCAA tourney because the champion gets an invite. Does this sound like
the conference of champions?
3rd place is ours for the taking—Beat UCLA!Go Utes!
Beat UCLA & we secure #3 seed outright!Go Utes!