Utah Beats Alabama: Utes Should Be No. 1 in the Country!

Thomas MorelandSenior Writer IJanuary 3, 2009

The Utah Utes demolished the team that held the No. 1 ranking for five weeks, the Alabama Crimson Tide 31-17.

This team beat Alabama by more points than the Florida Gators did for the SEC Title.

Utah is the only undefeated team in the country at this level.

It is painfully obvious how over rated these so called powerful conferences are .

Texas Tech who had plenty of gripes about the rankings during the season, lost to Mississippi by a large margin also.

I think it time to realize that teams play to their competition much more than previously suspected, unless your name is Tiger or something.

At this point in the season, I think it would be more than equitable to rank Utah over every other team with one loss, considering how they played in front of a national audience on Friday night.

Sorry USC, you lost a game. Sorry, Florida and Oklahoma, oh and don't forget Texas. You all lost a game, while Utah did not.

Your conference is tougher? Hogwash, I say. Any team that can step up and play to the level of Utah, deserves recognition, not excuses about how they didn't t play anyone good.

That all changed last night in the Sugar Bowl.

Utah gets my vote for number one college team in the country.

When next season starts and they continue to win games, it will a be a crime if they drop any lower than No. 2 in the rankings.

Florida and Oklahoma are now playing for second!