Utah’s place inside the PAC12


  • #87157
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    BattleGroundUte
    Ute Fan
    @battlegroundute

    Utah has to go undefeated to get invited to CFP. Even then other factors outside of Utah’s control could still stop them from being invited. This whole “all for one one for all” crap for the conference is BS. Utah needs to do whatever it takes to protect them first before other conference opponents. 

    Ignoring the whole stupidity of thinking cheering for Washington alters the outcome what does Utah gain for wanting Washington to win? So that they get more prestige to outrecruit Utah for local guys? So that they get more money? More boosters more overall hype around the program?  The only benefit is when Utah actually beats Washington do they gain anything. Utah needs to do whatever it takes to win out and control what it can control. That is why back the PAC is silly. I don’t care about the rest of the conference. If anything USC is the only one we should want to win every game but one. Even then we need to them to lose a few more because undefeated in the PAC isn’t happening anytime soon. Maybe with a 8 game schedule. 

    #firelarryscott

  • #87163
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    DataUte
    Ute Fan
    @scotwaye

    Because if we are undefeated and the PAC-12 doesn’t have respect through many team’s efforts, we are left out of the CFP anyway with only up to 4 conferences being represented.

    • #87164
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      SalUteopia
      Ute Fan
      @saluteopia

      Two things:
      1) It is practically impossible for 5 P5 teams to go undefeated in the same season
      2) If a P5 goes undefeated, a playoff spot is virtually guaranteed

      • #87175
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        DataUte
        Ute Fan
        @scotwaye

        See GreatNorthenUte below. More likely that no PAC-12 team goes undefeated. A 1-loss team might end up CFP, but unlikely for PAC-12 right now untill the whole conference is percieved as better, hence cheering for other teams to win. 2-loss, non conference champ = maybe not even NY6.

        Bowl games are a good litmus test against other conferences. 1 win last year, 3-4 this year.

        It’s only going to be an occassional year that any PAC-12 team is undefeated (13-0). Hasn’t happened yet. A 1 loss team can make the playoffs, but the other teams in the conference have to have been decent.

        2014 (no BIG12) –> 2Oregon 12-1 W over 3FSU 13-0 (lost in championship game to Ohio St. 13-1)

        2015 (no PAC12) –> NONE

        2016 (no BIG12) –> 4Washington 12-1 L to 1Alabama 13-0

        2017 (no PAC12, BIG10) –> NONE

        2018 (no PAC12, BIG10) –> NONE

        These are the teams that have made the playoff (multiple times): 

        PAC12: Oregon, Washington

        ACC: FSU, Clemson (4)

        BIG12: Oklahoma (3)

        BIG10: Ohio State (2), Mich State

        SEC: Alabama (5 – every year), Georgia

        IND: Notre Dame

        Sure, Utah should go undefeated then we don’t have to care what any other PAC-12 team does. A more likely scenario is we need our whole conference to be good and not beat each other up with 1 or 2 teams with only 1 loss going into the championship game.

        • #87176
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          SalUteopia
          Ute Fan
          @saluteopia

          Yep, fully agree with you and GNU on the 1 or 2 loss scenario. My take only applies to an undefeated season.

  • #87168
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    GreatNorthernUte
    Ute Fan
    @greatnorthernute

    Because without the rest of the conference being perceived strongly, a 1-loss Pac 12 champ Utah gets stuck with the Rose Bowl a la Ohio State. Or a 2-loss Utah Pac 12 runner up gets WSUd into the Alamo instead of the Fiesta – perception of Pac 12 weakness is absolutely why this happened to WSU. The Fiesta would have been thrilled to have WSU, but the committee thought the Pac 12 was weak.

    I dont agree that a 1-loss Pac 12 champ Utah doesnt ever make the playoff. I do agree it is unlikely. But unlikely things have a strange tendency to still happen sometimes.

  • #87174
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    Stone
    Ute Fan
    @stone

    If there were an 8-team football playoff with each P5 school getting an auto-bid, I really would not care that much about the success of fellow conference teams (might cheer for some and against others). But until that time, the perception of the conference is critical for Utah’s success.

    It is unfortunate, but a reality. I thought we could leave that mindset behind with the Mountain West, but I don’t think we can (for now). 

  • #87178
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    loyter
    Ute Fan
    @loyter

    The PAC 12 is our family. It’s our job. It’s our business. If the business succeeds, we all win. Look at Vanderbilt. They are going to receive a $30 million payout this year. You think they are cheering for Oklahoma to beat the SEC team?

    A rising tide lifts all ships. If the PAC tide rises, Utah wins.

    • #87181
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      BattleGroundUte
      Ute Fan
      @battlegroundute

      It is pointless because it won’t affect anything.

      Equally as pointless cheering for Washington to lose. Utterly pointless won’t change anything.

      • #87191
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        stonguse
        Ute Fan
        @stonguse

        We lost a football recruit to Kentucky. I’m guessing the conference affiliation had something to do with it. There are concrete ways that the perception of the P12 effects the realities of Utah athletics.

        • #87194
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          BattleGroundUte
          Ute Fan
          @battlegroundute

          Which you have no control over that is the only point I am trying to make. If it makes me feel better when Washington loses so be it. 

  • #87231

    TexanUte
    Ute Fan
    @texanute

    What do I care if the conference gets more money when Utah under funds their football program as it is relative to others. Did you know we dont even have an assistant in the top 100 in college football? Commitment in this “for profit” entity of NCAA football starts at the top.

    http://sports.usatoday.com/ncaa/salaries/football/assistant

    See Utah coaches at 117 in ranking

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