“Here’s one way to give impetus to a much-needed playoff system for college football, in just five words: Utah Utes, AP national champions.”
Dwight Perry, The Seattle Times
“Utah...national champion?! Why not? I still don’t believe this is the best team in America, but without a playoff, it’s all about the résumé. This wasn’t a fluky win and this wasn’t a case of Alabama coming out flat. Utah straight-up whipped the Tide on both sides of the ball, and remember, this was against a team that was No. 1 for most of the year and was a quarter away from playing for the national title. This was a great, great ‘Bama team, and Utah beat it like a drum.”
Pete Fiutak, CollegeFootballNews.com
“Utah quarterback Brian Johnson deserves an explanation. After all, he has a very valid question. ‘What else do we have to prove?’ asked Johnson, after leading his team to a stunning, convincing 31-17 win over Alabama in the Allstate Sugar Bowl. The answer should be nothing.”
Heather Dinich, ESPN.com
"More than Southern California’s convincing victory over Penn State in the Rose Bowl or a potential win by Texas in the Fiesta Bowl against Ohio State, Utah’s upset of Alabama in the Sugar Bowl has thrown a serious wrinkle into the conversation about who deserves to be No. 1.”
I love to see Utah getting some pub from around the country, and not just from the Mountain West region. I agree most with Dwight Perry, The Seattle Times that he may not believe Utah is the best time, but it is all about their resume which is quite nice.
Can not wait for January 9th when the final polls are released.