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Answer: Utah Yes, Colorado No
I think that Utah will succeed in their first year and Colorado will be one of the worst teams. The main reason I believe this is because of the rigorous schedule of the Buffs, and the very light schedule of the Utes.
The Utes will avoid playing Stanford and Oregon, the two best teams in the conference. They still have to visit Arizona and USC on the road, but I think that they will finish with a winning record. The Buffs, on the other hand, have to travel to Ohio State and Arizona State.
Although they play the better teams at home, they don’t stand much of a chance against Stanford, Oregon, USC, and Arizona.
I think the Buff will beat Hawaii, UCLA, and Colorado State with a toss-up against the Golden Bears. The Buffs running back Rodney Stewart will be the lone highlight on the season, and hopefully coming years will produce an easier schedule.