For a rebuilding year where we are essentially playing freshmen gaurds, I'll
take a #9 seed. I suspect it might end up lower, but we'll be in. All Coug
fans should remember that we get Rogers back this week.
What post-season tournament are the utes slated for?
The WCC is a 2 team conference. It's kind of like football, byu
basketball beats the nobodies(and yes, Utah is a nobody right now) and loses to
each and ever good team it plays(see Wisconsin, Utah State, Baylor).You can't go to the dance with 0 good wins.Maybe they'll win the
WCC tournament? I mean, they won the MWC tournament a lot right?LOL
At 9th seed would be a great accomplishment for a team replacing Jimmer and
Jackson with NINE Freshmen.
"The WCC is a 2 team conference."Obviously, you've got
your west coast conferences mixed up.Latest SagarinTHE
West Coast Conference#16 Saint Mary's#21 Gonzaga#33 BYUAnybody with any basketball sense at all can clearly see that the WCC is
at least a 3 team conference.the other west coast conference#20 California#39 Stanford#322 UtahThe PAC 12 could
easily be a one-bid conference.Did anybody even notice that that
other SL newspaper didn't even bother covering Utah's PAC 12 basketball debut
against their new rival?
RE: Chris B."The WCC is a 2 team conference."That is, unless, you talk to an actual expert... Perhaps ESPN's Joe Lunardi,
who many consider to be THE expert when it comes to tournament seedings. Right
now he has three WCC teams dancing. That may be generous, but so is listing two
Pac 12 teams. I had to smile when I saw that this weeks bracketology had the Pac
with fewer teams listed than the WCC, MWC, CUSA, Missouri Valley, and Atlantic
10 conferences. They did have as many as Ohio Valley and MAAC, so they should
be feeling pretty good about things right now.
Wow, I actually can't believe I'm going to agree with Chris B on something.
But, my opinion on this is actually based on, you know, historical evidence.
Not just hatred.WCC will get just 2 teams. I know they are
projected to get 3, but often the MWC was projected with 3 or 4 teams at this
point in the year. Then, come tournament time, somebody was left out. Or they
had faded because of losses to awful teams like TCU or Wyoming. Or perhaps an
upset in an eastern conference led to some other team getting the at large berth
over an equally deserving (or more deserving in many cases) MWC team.I know right now Sagarin and other ratings have the three top WCC teams ranked
high. But just watch. Come tournament time, somebody will be left out.
Chris B:According to Lunardi the WCC is a 3 bid conference and the
PAC is a 2 bid conference. Not like it matters to U. 3-25 won't get
you in.Even though this will be your 5th losing season in 7 years,
who knows it could be 1998 next year. Hang in there lil band of
"lil band of transfers."Hahaha. Good one.
@agb"lil band of transfers" LOL! I love it! If you don't
mind I think I'll borrow it.
@Chris B - I marked down your prediction for the Armed Forces Bowl like you
asked me to, and now I'm looking for a big eraser. Since 26 of your last 27
predictions have been wrong, I'm going to have to turn to someone else for
advice. (Notice I gave you credit for the Utah vs BYU FB game.)I'm
afraid your prediction of WCC being a 2 team conference will put you at 27 of
28.Assuming no significant injuries on their teams; Cougs, Zags and
Gaels will all be dancing in March. All three are solid teams, whose only loses
in conference play should be to each other.
An 8 seed or lower would have BYU one and done again. If they are the third team
out of the WCC the committee will make them travel.
UU32 | 9:11 a.m. Jan. 4, 2012 Bountiful, UT Thanks once again to
Cougar fans for making Utah basketball a priority. Utah appreciates your
support. ---And yet here you are posting on a BYU article.
agb - I'm a fan of both teams. You're going after the wrong guy.History says that when BYU gets a 8 or lower seed they lose in the first
round. History also says that the committee will keep teams in their own region
if they are one of the top seeds from their own league. I'm just pointing out
how important it is for BYU not to stumble much with the remaining schedule if
they want a chance to go beyond the first round in the tournament.
When BYU beats both St. Mary's and Gonzaga at home, few people will be saying
they are the third place team in the conference. "ever good
team it plays(see Wisconsin, Utah State, Baylor)."USU is garbage this
year. They are not a good team. They also led Baylor for much of the game.
This team is still good with the best coach in the state, bar none.
@striker "USU is garbage this year. They are not a good team."yeah thats why a garbage team like byu lost to them. point proved. byu
is garbage. yeah yeah "the spectrum is one of the toughest places to
play"... not according to a few teams that went in there and beat usu
handedly. gget over yourselves. everyone saw you get absolutely exposed on
national television against st. marys and st marys cant even compete with the
east coast teams. thats sad. you were lucky to have played baylor at home or you
woulda got demolished on a neutral site or their home court.
UU32:You just don't get it do you?SF4L:Haha!
you're funny dude! Watch I can do it to: change the venue for Portland, SDC, and
Idaho St and Utah gets demolished. See if you can spin this:If BYU is such a garbage team, then what does that say about the Utes
who lost to them by 20 at the HC?