Certainly. Better than top 40. Unfortunately how good you play on the field isn't the main thing they are looking for. What they want are teams that get the most eyeballs on televisions. It's all about money money money (like everything else these days)It’s dumb if they dont. At least Utah anyway. They are consistently a top 40 team, no?
I think the utes should have done enough in the pac12 to get a seat at the table. Between facilities, coaching salary, recruiting, and on field win loss record they should get a seat. But they aren't a blue blood and are not in a huge tv market so you never know for sure.Not entirely surprising, but seems really ****** and shortsighted by these two schools. Have you seen the map of the conference now? They will be flying across the whole damn country for every game. It's not just football, all those basketball games too. Not to mention all the sports people don't talk about.
We seem headed for super conferences. PAC-12 should have become the entire west coast conference. Now they don't have near enough influence to do that. I have no clue what will happen to college football on this side of the country now. I really think it would have been better for everyone if they had stayed put, and the PAC-12 worked on expanding, and even rebranding to 'West Coast Conference' or whatever.
Not sure what happens now, but hope the Utes can stay in the game.
I’ll pull for BYU for you Fish.I think the utes should have done enough in the pac12 to get a seat at the table. Between facilities, coaching salary, recruiting, and on field win loss record they should get a seat. But they aren't a blue blood and are not in a huge tv market so you never know for sure.
Thanks man. I dont feel great about the chances but at least both teams seem to be peaking at the right time.I’ll pull for BYU for you Fish.
Thats interesting and would work out nicely right up until the point when the big10 and/or SEC come and take all the most relevant programs (washington, Oregon, Clemson, FSU etc). If and when that happens then no one will care much.