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SI has knighted BYU

Postby scott715 » Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:29 pm

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Re: SI has knighted BYU

Postby CougarClaw » Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:21 pm

awesome. well done sir Scott.
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Re: SI has knighted BYU

Postby Kajdin » Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:41 am

There's a rather subtle and important distinction in that article. The lists he used now and in 2007 when he first did this include only BCS conference schools. He's lumping BYU in with the BCS conferences. It may only be one writer doing so, but it is sports illustrated and people read BYU as being included as a BCS school.

Would we have been included if we had stayed in the MWC? :sick:
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Re: SI has knighted BYU

Postby MTM » Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:55 am

Kajdin wrote:He's lumping BYU in with the BCS conferences.


Phil Steele wasn't as kind a few days ago.
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BYU is "Knights" in football pecking order

Postby KingCoug » Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:09 am

'Program pecking order' returns after five-year hiatus; Mailbag

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Re: BYU is "Knights" in football pecking order

Postby Cougarbib » Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:59 am

I saw this the other day. It was interesting to note that BSU, BYU, U, and TCU have all risen to a similar level of recognition according to the author.

So much for U supremacy.

But clearly, even though BYU has risen into the ranks of BCS teams like UW, it is also clear that U, BSU, and TCU closed the gap and caught BYU and still have momentum.

BYU has not slipped backwards - a few others have shot forward faster.

Time for BYU to fire the booster rockets.

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Re: BYU is "Knights" in football pecking order

Postby SpiffCoug » Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:19 am

I thought the list was odd.

Some of his knights are really peasants; ools like Ole Miss, NC State, Illinois, Virginia.

Some of his barons are probably knights; schools like UCLA and Clemson.
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Re: BYU is "Knights" in football pecking order

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Re: SI has knighted BYU

Postby hawkwing » Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:09 am

I merged the two topics into one.
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Re: SI has knighted BYU

Postby Mars » Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:17 pm


How many schools ranked above BYU have 0 national championships?
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