Should the University of Utah Utes football team be voted the National Champions by the AP voters?
13-0. 4 wins vs. Top 25 teams. an *** kicking dished out to an Alabama team spending 5 weeks at #1. ONLY undefeated team in the country! GO UTES!!!
I think they have a case to make. They played some good teams this season and really showed what they are capable of doing against the Crimson Tide which is one of the storied programs in the nation.
I don't think they will get the respect they deserve. The national voters are capable of forgiving good programs who have only one loss, in short…Florida is going to beat Oklahoma and that will earn them the #1 spot. I also think that USC's defeat over Penn State will be forgiven and they will get the #2 spot. I think they will end up with the 3rd or 4th ranking. I think it would be a complete injustice if the Utes are ranked lower than the 4th spot.
While yes they did go undefeated if you look at the majority of their schedule it was pretty weak. The 4 ranked teams that they beat two of them were also non-BCS teams who made the rankings by beating a ranked team and then constantly beating up on weaker teams while the highly ranked teams beat up on each other dropping them below. And the argument that they beat Oregon St. who beat USC might be a good one if Oregon St. did not get blowed over by Oregon and then barely beat Pitt 3-0 in their bowl game. Beating Alabama is worth definite points towards the voting but any body who watched that game could clearly see that was not a standard Alabama team and was playing very soft defense missing easy tackles and the loss of Andre Smith meant most of the line was starting in a brand new position that they had not previously played which resulted in bad blocking. The biggest reason to not vote Utah 1 in the AP is that Florida is currently ranked 1 and Oklahoma is currently ranked 2 and since they are facing off there is really no reason that the winner of that game should not be number 1.
When you defeat every team you play during the season, you definitely should have a chance at the National Championship. I think they deserve it, too. However, Texas, USC, and Florida/Oklahoma will also deserve it. just another reason we need a playoff, as it would be stupid to have 4 teams "win" a national title. Sadly, the AP voters will probably go with the winner of the National Championship game no matter what.
Universally speaking, when you finish as the only team with a goose egg in the "L" column. you beat a team from the toughest ever conference in America or the galaxy, quite convincingly I might add. All right thinking people would understand them to be the best college football team in America. that whole strenght of schedule crap only means something around the water cooler. because over of 14 week season it is not possible to be exactly the same team at the end as you were in the beginning. there are far too many variables, time, travel, weather, injuries, suspensions, adjustments in strategy. Look at Alabama, they were nowhere as good at the end as they were in the beginning. both Texas and USC lost focus at mid season. so hats off to the Utes!! 13-0
NO. their regular season was not impressive. They didn't beat any quality teams (no Oregon State or Michigan both don't qualify as quality teams). That's why even though they were undefeated that they were in the Sugar Bowl.
And guess what compared to the National Championship game the Sugar Bowl has no meaning. so how is that impressive?
Should we also crown UCONN for beating Buffallo in the International Bowl too?
STOP OVERREACTING TO MEANINGLESS BOWL GAMES.
It is valid to say hey, I'd like to see Utah play USC, Florida, Oklahoma, etc.
But to flat out say they are the best based on a meaningless Sugar Bowl is STUPID.
Yeah I dont know how their schedule was much weaker then say a Florida. Other than Alabama, who did Florida beat? Maybe Ole Miss, but I would take a victory over TCU or Oregon State over a close loss to Ole Miss on any day of the week. I think they deserve to be there, especially if Florida wins the title game.
they have a case but since they did not beat Bama with more points than florida did it is only a semi strong one…second Bama had a line that had not played hardly all season…and third if i here one more person say USC should be number one im guna puke…all in all i think that a game between florida and utah would be very interesting….so no i dont think they should..
i think yes when u win every game you play no matter what conference or strength of schedule you have you deserve to be number #1….same thing happened with boise state a couple of years back and they knocked over oklahoma.
HELL NO, IDIOT! USC WILL BE! 13-0 IS DeCEPTIVE BECAUSE OF LACK OF WINNING TEAMS THOSE BUMS PLAYED! USC WILL KILL UTAH IF THEY MET!
Without a doubt they should be NATIONAL CHAMPS with an undefeated record..PERIOD!!!!!!!
If i had a vote i would give it to them they beat everyone they faced and waxed alabama
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manning …….. in regards to your "USC would kill Utah if they met" ….. Utah beat Oregon St this season, you knew that …. right? try to have a clue before you post.
Do you think they would beat Florida if they played?
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