Might want to clarify that that is Ranked #1 RPI, otherwise it is misleading
Congratulation Cougars!A nice tuneup for Utah.Great ball
movement, great shooting, and some nifty passing in what at times looked like a
BYU dunk fest.
Prairie View A&M? Seriously?Isn't this like bragging about
beating the local Cub Scout pack? Should we even be playing this team?
@whineAt_Y:Seriously? A ute fan poking at choice of opponent? Is this
really something U should be doing?
Don't be too hard on the Cougars... PA&M's next opponent is UCLA
in Los Angeles... They have to play someone! Basically what the Cougars did
tonight is set a precedent... If UCLA doesn't score 100 and beat them by 48
points, they are lousy! end of discussion.
Y Ask YSeriously, a Utah fan/BYU hater whining about BYU's
schedule when the Utes opened the season playing Evergreen State, which is an
NAIA Division TWO program?btw, Prairie View's next opponent is
UCLA. Looks like the Panthers are only scheduling real competition.
Y Ask Y - "Prairie View A&M? Seriously? Isn't this like bragging
about beating the local Cub Scout pack?"I guess Utah fans are
feeling giddy now that Utah's Strength of Schedule (SOS) has moved up from
351st (dead last for six weeks) to 349th (on KenPom)? The sad thing is how weak
the out-of-conference SOS must be to get that ranking because clearly some PAC12
teams are good.Prairie View not only plays UCLA next (ranked 28th)
but on 12/28 plays Wisconsin (8th). Prairie View's SOS? 77th!BTW, BYU's SOS is currently 81st.
Hey GoRed- I'm confused. BYU played one of the toughest football schedules
in the country this year. Oh well- you can't be bothered to pay attention,
I guess. Good luck in your bowl game!
Y Ask YProvo, UTPrairie View A&M? Seriously?===I agree. It would have been a much better win if BYU had come back from
15 points down in the first half.To have them down 100-50 in the
final seconds of the game is just sad. BYU should have played them closer.The U has a much tougher preseason schedule.BYU could
schedule a tougher preseason if they were in the prestigous PAC. I think BYU is
afraid to play Grand Canyon University at home.Chris B loves his
Pac!!! Go Utes! Onwards and sideways!!! Plus, they have that coveted PAC TV
deal. Can't wait for it picked up by DirecTV so I can watch the games!!!
Evergreen StateUC DavisLamarSavannah StateCan any
Ute fan really talk about the teams BYU (or anyone else for that matter) plays?
Mount St. MarysMesa CollegeNorth TexasPrarie View A&MEvery school plays patsies; look at Louisvilles schedule. Utah schedule
will get tougher in conference play.
BYU and Utah similarities= Yes, both teams play powder puff teams in the
preseason. BYU and Utah differences= One team scores 100 points and
blows them out like they are supposed to, the other team struggles to barely
hold on and win. It's ok to schedule Powderpuffs, everyone has
them on their schedule, but at least beat them convincingly like you're
Great come back win.
Spokane Ute Spokane, WAMount St. MarysMesa CollegeNorth TexasPrarie View A&MEvery school plays patsies;
look at Louisvilles schedule. Utah schedule will get tougher in conference
play.===Agreed.Boise State and BYU both scheduled
Utah, although it hurt their SOS.
Spokane UteMount St. Mary's and Mesa College were the early
round games of the CBE Hall of Fame Classic which lead to BYU playing Texas and
Wichita State in the final rounds.#22 RPI BYU's pre-season SOS
#5#120 RPI Utah's pre-season SOS #332Despite your
desperate attempt to pretend that Utah's pre-season schedule is "just
like everybody else's", it's not even close.
@Veritas AequitasThe season is eary, we shall see what this does to
the other's schedule, as the season plays out. A little early to tell,
being 8 +/- games into the season. If BYU tanks, or vice versa, that will hurt
the other's strength of schedule. @ChamberlinJust
pointing out the facts. I would hardly call that a "desperate attempt".
Utah plays a weak non-conference schedule; as several schools do. I never stated
otherwise. Utah's schedule will amp up once they get into conference play.
Statistically, Utah plays in a tougher conference than BYU. The
great thing about hoops, is it all gets sorted out via tournament play. No
equation or popular vote required.
Kralon-- ESPN has BYU's RPI at #8 and SOS at #2 before Weds. game.
I've said before-- these things only matter if you win games. Utah has won
some games so we all take a look at SOS--- ooops. Not so meaningful. BYU has
won some games so we look at SOS--- impressive. Hope to have a great game with
even officiating and classy fans and of course, a BYU win!!
@Spokane Ute...Come on, be honest here. This is like a nest of
safety where we can be open and honest.I understand it is early in
the season, but are you really pleased that as a member of the PAC, Coach K is
playing this weak of a preseason schedule, where we have to wait until Feb.to
really know how good the Utes are?I am just happy that Rick Majerus
is not around to see what has happened to his program.
Randelius "Hey GoRed- I'm confused. BYU played one of the toughest
football schedules in the country this year. Oh well- you can't be bothered
to pay attention, I guess. Good luck in your bowl game!"This is
a basketball article. No they didn't.
VeritasTo be honest I am neither pleased, nor upset with the
schedule. I enjoyed watching the Fresno St & BSU games; as I will the BYU
game. Considering where the program was 2-3 years ago; I have no issue with it.
If you honestly think we will have to wait until February, you are mistaken.
This Saturday will be an idicator, not to mention that #15 Oregon comes to SLC
on Jan 2., and UCLA on Jan 18. Then @ #1 Arizona on Jan 26; followed by
traveling to #21 Colorado on Feb. 1. Utah isn't the only team in the PAC
12 with an easy schedule to date; i. e. UCLA. As a Gonzaga fan, I would rather
get my tough games later than sooner. Every year Gonzaga plays a brutal
non-conference schedule, beats up on the WCC, then get's knocked out in the
2nd round. Utah's non-conference schedule will get better in the future.
Time will tell if this scheduling works out for Utah. Also, thanks for the civil
dialogue; kinda nice. Just sports fans with differing opinions.
For the umpteenth time, I am a graduate of BYU.I had no idea my
fellow BYU "fans" were so dense and slow of intellect as to continue to
accuse me of being a "Ute" fan.I have never even set foot on
U of U's campus!Get a clue.
For a little more credibility ;If you've got to name names, name them
correctly. Mesa State College became Mesa Mountain University three years ago.