Still no first-place votes from the coaches though...
Rise and shout!
This is great news; here's to hoping for more victories and that number one NCAA
seed! Go Cougars!
WoW! Congratulations to Coach Rose and the team. keep up the great work!
That's what I'm talkin' about! Great job and it reflects a lot of
hard work from the whole team, not just Jimmer. But it doesn't hurt to have a
POY candidate on your team, does it?Well done Cougars!
I can't wait to see what hedgehog says, honestly.Well done, Cougars!
Seriously, well done.
RESPECT. Win out and get the #1 seed. Starts by getting revenge Wednesday
against New Mexico.
Congratulations Cougars!Beat New Mexico and Wyoming this week and
you'll finish no worse than 3rd in the final polls before Selection Sunday.The Cougars are starting to peak just in time for March Madness.
Does still no first-place votes equate to no number 1 seed in the tourney?
Huge jump! Looking for multiple No. 1 votes in the AP poll.
#3 is perfect, and with great company too. Ranked between Kansas and Duke is
pretty dang sweet. This year has been so fun for BYU basketball!
Well deserved. This **team** has showed that they can play with anybody, at any
time, at any place. When they take the court, I see a will to win.Honestly, I think they went to the NCAA tournament last year with one goal: to
win a game, to get that monkey off their back. It really showed when they
played K-State, they just looked like they were happy to be there, but they
didn't have the eye of the tiger.This time around, they have two
great senior leaders on the team, and a fantastic coach. They have much higher
goals.To the detractors, hey look, you can't win 17 years worth of
games in one tournament, so don't expect to see that. This teams is going to
have a six-game path in front of them, and those games lie in the future, not in
the past. Can't wait!!
Well deserved for good players and a great coach.@Johnny Triumph -
do you need to look for a negative?Go Cougars, from a U of U grad.
this could be the best college hoops year in a long time here in Utah. It isn't
a stretch to see USU and BYU winning games in the tourney and if USU can get up
to a 7 seed they could make the sweet 16.BYU deserves the great ranking
and are a lot of fun to watch even for those of us who aren't zoobs.
Congrats to the Cougs! Obviously the direction a team wants to be going so late
in the season, but still a lot to shoot for. I could care less what seed they
are in the tourney, so long as they go deep. Anything below a Sweet 16 birth
will be a disappointment. Ancillary players are coming on when they need to.
Best game of the season on Saturday!
I've mentioned this on another article, but I think that up until this weekend,
the Mountain West Conference had it in for BYU, and wanted to have them lose.
This is why the refereeing has been so one-sided for the past month. But now that BYU has beaten SDSU, the MWC's fair-haired child of the year, at
home and for the second time, and since BYU has become somewhat of a darling in
the national media, as much as they hate it, it is now very much in the MWC's
interest to see the Cougars win out and get the highest NCAA tournament seed
possible (unless SDSU and BYU meet for the MWC tournament championship
game--then the refs will be back to their old tricks). So watch for a much more
balanced call of fouls on Jimmer and the boys this week and in the MWC
tournament. And as nice as that will be, it will be proof positive of how
corrupt the MWC conference is. Good riddance!
That they have national respect and recognition of the coaches is much more
impressive than having that of the media. The Cougars have really taken control
of their destiny this year. It will be interesting to see what the AP poll does
to them. This is the time of year where the East coast bias shows up the
strongest. USU should probably be back in there too.Great job Cougars and
Pale BearNo #1 votes from the coaches doesn't mean anything. The
polls don't determine seeding, but,the Selection
Committee would have a VERY hard time explaining why a #3 or #2 or even
#1-ranked BYU, with a #1 RPI, and a #10 SOS, wasn't awarded a #1 seed.BYU just needs to win out and the #1 seed is a virtual lock for the Cougars.
I find it interesting after having 2 first place votes last week there are none
after the big win. What is up with that? The high ranking will help
us in the seeding, but other than that don't think too much of it. Now we have
to go out and show that we deserve that kind of ranking as we go to tournament.
"Just win, baby!"
Great job, Cougs! Aggies should be higher ...
There will be no hedge comment!!!! Oh how I love that we beat SDSU. This is
amazing! I have never seen us ranked ahead of Duke when Duke has been ranked
number 1 twice in the same year.... weird year never ever ever would have
expected us to go up this far in the polls.
I'm a Ute that wants BYU to have a good showing. I hoping the East Coast Bias
doesn't give BYU a 3rd or 4th seed. It happened to my Utes a few times.
Now, how to come out of the clouds to concentrate on getting through a regular
Monday. Way to go Cougars!!!
idablu We had 2 first place votes in the AP poll last week. This
week we have 5 "converts".The Aggies should be higher,
especially after avenging the Idaho loss.Hurry, trolls, tell us how
bad we are etc, etc, etc.
#3 in the Nation is something to be excited about. But remember, it doesn't
really matter come March.
Well deserved, BYU has proven itself all year, just how good they are. I think
the NM loss at the Pit was a fluke.
congrats to the cougs and aggs!
Good job, BYU. Dr. Hill, please see if Dave Rose would like the opportunity to
build a quality PAC-12 program from the ground up.
#3 in both polls. That is more respect than I thought they would get from the
media. A lot of national love. I diddn't think a 1 seed was possible a month ago
but I think they might do it. Hoping for a 7 or 8 seed for USU but that might be
stretching it.Go big blues(both of them).
UteMiguel If it's OK with you, we'd like to keep Dave at BYU for a
Congratulations BYU. The only way I see them not getting a #1 seed is if they
stumble in the conference tourney.
Congrats to the Cougars and the Fans! This will be a great March Madness to
watch. I can't wait! I LOVE MARCH MADNESS!!!
Number one RPI in the fourth rated conference? Why wouldn't they get a #1
seeding? This is the highest MWC rated team ever. Only a person suffering
depression would bet against the cougs.
@ the spiker, dude be careful what you wish for! why would you encourage trolls?
I'm a UtahMan, but I respect talent, Jimmer is the real deal, and after watching
the game on Sat., I honestly think this team is a legitimate Final Four team!
So, no trolling here! Of course I wished the U was better this year, and yes I
hope we meet you in the conf. tourney and beat the Y, but this is the Y's year,
I wish them all the luck!
Thanks for the comments UTE Fans. Nice show of class!!
I agree with CanDo. There are just a couple of UTE fans who are probably still
trying to figure out just what kind of negative comments they can come up with.
Great Job BYU, lets hope you end the season on an even higher note.
I hope the tds get a 1 seed.They could very likely be the first 1
seed to lose to a 16, ever!More likely they'll lose to new mexico
again, lose to either sdsu or unlv in the tournamnet, get a #4 seed, cry about
that seed, and then well you know where this is headedONE AND DONE
Great achievement. Now finish the regular season and the MWC tournament
undefeated, and we'll see what happens. It was great to see the Cougar's
composure in an extremely hostile environment. A couple of things I noticed:1. Constant booing of James Fredette while he had the ball.2. Mocking
the Church with people in the stands in that one section on the end of the
court, dressed as missionaries (white shirts, ties, and bicycle helmets)
cheering the Aztecs constantly.What a testament to over the top anti
behavior towards BYU and the LDS Church.Deplorable.Congratulations to Coach Rose and his staff and the stellar play the Cougars
showed on national television. I still don't like a lot of the constant
editorializing effecting the lack of play by play of the game in progress. Why
can't some of these broadcasting/telecasting crews take note of some of the ESPN
and NBA TV channels of the play by play rhetoric that calls the games? I get
tired of the broadcasters who seem to be locked into the commercial aspects and
fail to call the game. That's what I liked about guys like Hotrod Hundley for
Congratulations to BYU. They are having a great season and I am glad they are
getting some national recognition. I hope they will do as well in the NCAA
tournament. It is also nice to see Utah State back in the top 25.
Ratings are cool. Now back to work on the UNM game for Wednesday.
Kansas State in the second round is a scary game, which is what some are
Congrats. When you hit 14 3's and 58% from the behind the arc with guys like
Abouo and Hartsock nailing everything they throw up, it's hard to lose even to a
good team. As a Utah fan, it's envious to see a coach who gets the most out of
every player.As far the a #1 seed goes, I think that only happens
with another win over SDSU in the tourney. RPI is important, but as the
committee has shown leaving out a top 20 RPI USU a few years ago, it's not the
deciding factor. They love to look at road wins versus good teams, that's why
the Big East teams tend to get bumped a seed or two when the brackets come out.
Right now BYU has SDSU in that column, but not much else, UNLV/CSU? Arizona
will be given less credit because it was a home site/neutral win at the ESA.
UCLA might have sealed the deal.
I am so happy for the seniors on this squad. This has got to be a fulfillment of
goals made years ago to be the best of the best. No, this is not 20 years ago,
this is the team we are cheering for now and it is great to be a part of the
magic. Now we finish strong and go deep in the NCAA touney.Even the polls are getting jimmered.GO COUGARS!!!!
@ KamUte. I remember when that happened to Utah in 1998! No love for the WAC
(partially because it really wasn't any good at that time, anyways). I hope the
same thing doesn't happen to BYU, but it wouldn't surprise me if it did. Utah
had a proven track record in the tournament at that time, and was number 2 in
the nation (if I remember correctly), and still got a 2 seed!Hopefully times have changed and the competition was good enough for BYU to
land a #1 seed (although I'd rather BYU play a weak 7 seed than a strong 8 or
9...its usually all about the pairings).
re:"CanDo | 12:26 p.m. Feb. 28, 2011 Perry, UT Thanks for the comments UTE Fans. Nice show of class!! "Dude-
it looks like you spoke to soon- I was thinking the same thing and then along
comes chris again. Some people just can't bring themselves to being
complimentary. Oh well, life is short to not be happy. This constant jealousy
and bitterness must be eating at you terribly chris. Good luck.
Tried and true Ute fan here but I have to tell you I am really enjoying BYU and
Utah State's success this year. I firmly believe BYU will win the National
Championship. I wish you Zoobs down there the best of luck in the
tourney. I'll be rootn for ya!Let's bring it home Cougars!
Major kudos to the 5 AP writers voting BYU #1John Feinstein of NPRMark Berman Roanoke TimesJerry Tipton Lexington Kentucky Herald
LeaderJoey Johnston The Tampa TribuneScott Reid the Orange County
RegisterSmall kudos to Provo's own Jason Franchuk for being an AP
voter and for voting BYU #3 (wonder if he will join others later, but not having
Provo's voter be one of the 5 adds credence to the 5)...
I don't think this posted so here we go again-Congrats Cougs on the
rankings! Awesome job, now do your homework and then get back in the gym and
prepare for the rest of the season.Chris b, you've been wrong so
many times this year I don't take your posts seriously anymore. I used to think
you were just a big Ute fan, but now I think you're just a big BYU hater. Don't
let that anger eat you up inside, it's not healthy.To the classy Ute
fans, thanks for the props, I wish your teams luck also as you enter the Pac 12
this year.GO BYU!!!!!
That's a great top 5! Each team brings something to the table! March is going to
be so fun.Go Cougars!
Totally awesome to see the Cougars keep moving up in the polls!! But keep in
mind there are a couple of conference games left, then the MWC Tournament -
where BYU hopefully will play [SDSU??]for the outright conference title - and
then on to the NCAA. With that said - I'm hoping for a final-four showing and
will be disappointed if it's anything less than an elite-eight. Because, the
polls are good, but in reality it's what the TEAM does in the NCAA - not those
voting in the polls - that gets in the history books. In the meantime, Jimmer
& Co. are a blast to watch!
@BP, actually Utah was the #3 seed in the NCAA tournament in 1998. I hope the Y
fairs better this year.
I've had a lot of people coming up to work today and telling me this:"BYU is a really good team. They deserve a number 1 seed."As fans, we can look forward to this. But hopefully the team is just focused
on one thing: New Mexico.
I have finally concluded that Chris B and Hedgehog are the same individual.
Besides the fact that they suffer from the same psychopathology, Chris B was
absent from posting on BYU stories for quite some time until Hedgehog promised
to not comment if BYU beat SDSU. BYU wins and Hedgehog disappears, but Chris B
comes back with vengeance. Based on my analysis, neither Hedgehog or Chris B
would be able to refrain from commenting on BYU articles for very long (even to
keep a promise). Thus, they must be the same person.
@Chris B's psychiatrist:Please help Chris B move to reality. He needs
help moving out of his mother's basement with his collection of outdated Ute
memorabilia. He fancies himself as a gambling man, but I doubt that he will
actually spend the money. Be sure you deal in cash with this guy as he has a
tendency to disapear at times. You have your work cut out for you.
I hope the tds get a 1 seed.And with that great seed they could very
likely win the championship!More likely they'll sweep the MWC
Tourney, and then well you know where this is headed...SIX AND
Pay no attention to our little troll friend. His comments passed into the
twilight zone a long time ago and now scream the desperation of an anguished
Poor Chris B--he has to been suffering a lot!I think the numbers
here are a pretty good indication of the "population"--several very
classy comments from Ute fans and just one "sour grapes". Thanks
Utes, and best of luck to the Cougars and the Utes in the MWC tournament. As a
BYU fan, I also must give credit to the Utes for doing what BYU could not do
this year--beat NM at the Pit--great performance!Final word--Go
Re; Chris B's psychiatrist! Brilliant diagnosis! I always suspected he suffered
from schizophrenia. Now maybe he can get the treatment he needs. Would massive
doses of thorazine be appropriate for him? Or maybe just lots of theraputic
Awesome...what a great year to be a cougar fan...I also believe the ratings were
too hard on SDSU...they shouldnt have dropped to 9th.....
Hey Yewt fans:We'll worry about our number 1 seed in the NCAA
tourney, you worry about trying to win your last 2 reg season games, and
figuring out how not to get smoked by 30+ in the first round of the MWC so you
can get back to your fav post season tourn: the CBI.As far as BYU is
concerned there is not much difference between, the last number 1 seed and the
first number 2 seed. GO COUGS!
Shouldn't a teams ranking match its RPI? The Aztecs got jilted as some of the
teams ahead of them have loss more games with higher RPI numbers. Cougs should
be #1. Like 1984, some will feel the cougs don't deserve it's ranking.
I thought the SDSU game was the best game the entire team has played all year!
If they continue to play at that level, nobody will stop them!
Go Cougars! and BEAT New Mexico this Wednesday!
I have said for several months that Chris B is a "Cougar fan in Ute
clothing". Pay no attention to him. All he wants is attention.
I don't care what seed we get. Right now I want the Cougars to thump New Mexico
and then TCU. My wife and I are fortunate to have season tickets to the greatest
show in Utah. A regular season championship is the first goal. Get a #1 seed in
the Vegas Invitational and we skip the home team until the championship game.
One game at a time. The rest is out of our hands. Just win and enjoy the
To: Jedro, Mountanman et al.I should clarify, I am one of only several
consultants on Chris B/Hedgehog's case. Thorazine, along with other
neuroleptics, have been tried. He, like others with similar symptoms, are
non-compliant (they stop taking their medications as soon as the meds start to
What an exciting time to be a BYU Cougar fan! Congratulations on being #3 in the
polls. It sets just right with us. Now let's get to work and and finish the job
with NM and Wyoming. Then on to tournament. Jimmer feeds off the competition
with drive and commitment. He inspires and leads the team with his positive
demeanor. This is what they have been playing for all year.We will
be there Wednesday and Saturday in our white BYU shirts and will get ready to be
hoarse from yelling for our team. Boy or boy, we knew this was THE year to get
season tickets!Go Cougars!
To Chris B's psychaitrist: I am so very relieved Chris/Hedgehog is(are) finally
getting the professional help they(he) so desperatly needs. I presume he is on
Medicare and that our tax dollars are going to good use in his (their)
case(s).On behalf of thousands, no millions, of BYU fans, we thank you for
helping our friend(s) Chris/Hedgehog, and who knows, maybe someday they can join
Got to admit ...I'm amazed. BYU came out better than I expected I thought that
BYU would only move up to SDSU postions from last week while SDSU would drop 5
in each poll. Surprised Duke was behind BYU Never sceases to amaze
@ChrisB's psychiatristIf Chris B and Hedgie are the same
person...(something I also wondered about )is there any confirmation yet that
he/she is also a bored entry level monitor for these blogs working the graveyard
shift at the DN??? It would certainly explain a lot of things.
ok folks idahospud here you see something saturday? hackin on jimmer? two
memories come to mind. first boscoe they were in the backfeild before the ball
was snapped second danny ainge was hacked and called a crybaby his whole
career. my fellow nation of cougars and cougarettes. what we saw saturday was
better. it was a selfless act.a team effort. gonna be hard to dribble like
danny, but dangit jimmer you got the team. take us to the final four. then
after that history is on your side. this school can win it all under the worst
officiating and beaten team members [ harstock ]. boscoe. ie just go back
folks. yehawwwwwwwww number 3 relish it cougars its our best ticket to
cinderelllas dance since 84. ra ra ra ra ra gooooooooooo cougars
RE: WA AlumRight smack dab down on the money with your MWC lame
lopsided ref no calls jeez can you be more obvious.Now we will see
what they do not call in the MWC tourney ?However, I am not so sure
about the corruption angle, I think its more that they are PO'd about the Y
leaving, TCU departing and Utah as well which will plunge the conference into
mediocrity, the out lying conference so to speak. Keep your ears
pinned back and roll this Wednesday and Saturday boy's take care of business and
get the top seed in the MWC tourney win out and bring on post season.Go Cougs !Poly Cougar Nation
Wow, it is awefully quiet on these boards, no hedgie...I am sure he is off to an
anger managment course on how to cope w/ BYU's successes of late. Sad thing for
him, and other Coog haters, is that the fun has only just begun. Next fall will
be the kiss of death for all Ute fans in general, BYU cleans up on the
hardwoods, w/ a potential run deep into March Madness, only to be followed w/ a
mighty exciting Football season next fall!Great time to be a cougar,
not so much for our dear ute friends, who have nothing to cheer for...Long cold
winter on the hill, w/ a upset stomach last fall on the gridiron, to total
embarrasments on the hill's horizon next fall...poor utesies...
Wow!! Good job Cougs. You bumped down my Dukies but that's okay, they deserve it
for losing at VA. Tech arrrrrgh. BYU is going to be fun to watch. Hope
Jimmer and co. can bring it come March Madness. who cares about the MWC tourney,
it won't matter if BYU takes the championship there, they will still be seeded
right where they need to be to make a run.Chris B.
ahahahahahahahahhaa thanks for keeping tabs on your hero Jimmer and the mighty
Cougs EVERY day.
Another Shoutout From Those Guys Up NorthHow can you not root for
the Boys in Cougar Blue this March? For hoops fans, the Jimmer Show is about as
good as it gets. Makes me miss the glory days of the Majerus era--Van Horn,
Miller, Doleac--sigh. But even for die-hard Utes who come from entire clans of
die-hard Utes, ya gotta put the rivalry aside for one glorious month of
basketball heaven and say: Rock and roll BYU. You've got the goods to fly high
in this Tourney. Fly.
And here I thought BYU would be lucky to be ranked #4, finally some real well
deserved respect from the nation. Way to go Cougars, keep it up and you will
indeed be a #1 seed.
Ohhhh--Rise and Shout! The Cougars are out!I'm so happy for BYU. They
deserve this #3 spot, and i cannot wait to see where these last few games bring
them! Congratulations again to Coach Rose and to the Team!GO
COUGARS!!:)Ps~I hope this game shows that even though Jimmer is
AMAZING, and will forever be my hero, BYU is not just a one-man-team. Everyone's
gotta be in it for the Win!!BYU BASKETBALL!!!
CBS really wants BYU to go deep in the Tourney. They smell the ratings of the
Cougars going far. Jimmer Time in the Sweet 16, Elite 8, or Final Four would
explode the ratings. CBS knows this. Therefore, TV will overrule any East Coast
Bias ... and the result will be a No. 1 seed for the Cougars.
BYU will be one(possibly two or three if they get a high seed that they don't
deserve.) and done come tournament time. Their record isn't a true statement of
their talent. If they played in a real conference(the WCC is better than the
MWC) people would see that they aren't that good.
Amazing year for the Cougars so far! But now that the nation is finally taking
notice and giving some respect, the expectations are now very high also for them
to go deep in the ncaa tournament. Heaven forbid they loose in the first round
again...I don't think I can stomach the ridicule that will be coming from the
likes of Chris B, hedgehog, and all the other BYU haters. I hope Jimmer and the
Cougars will continue to shine and do well. It's been a wonderful ride to say
Your proposed conference is just the WAC/MWC with Arizona schools. If BYU was in
the Pac10 they would go 5-7. Utah is going to learn the hard way what it's like
having to play USC, Oregon, Stanford, Oregon State week in and week out, instead
of Wyoming, UNLV, and New Mexico. The Pac 10 really messed up letting Colorado
and Utah in. Colorado is at the basement of the Big 12, and Utah is an inferior
program.As far as basketball. Just wait until tournament time. The
first high seed to lose will be BYU. I also just love watching the Utah Jazz
flame out, I've always disliked Jerry Sloan(most overrated coach ever). Go
All this talk about BYU/SDSU coming from a weak conference and not deserving a
high seed doesn't mean anything. This is basketball, folks. Every team has to
prove their worth in a game, not in some phony bcs ranking system.
As the Utah fans like Chris B keep predicting a BYU loss, they will say "I
told you," when it happens without accepting their myriad wrong
predictions. It's as if everyday they predicted an earthquake and many years
later when one happens they say "See I told you." Pretty insincere.