Originally Posted by gonzostrike
who watched the Utes conclude their undefeated season with a positive smashing of Pitt?
Utah should be allowed to play whomever the sports writers deem the "best" of American college football teams, IMO.
But it will never happen. Because it would rob the writers and talking heads of their field of power: Opinion making. College football has been slowly but surely ingested by the media for their own benefit. That is, to sell cars and beer. Key to the power move has been to create the TV matchups that deliver the biggest possible audiences--and they have been quite successful at doing that. The college players be damned--you toil at the behest of a media wonk who couldn't press 100 lbs. in the gym.
Utah should do what the huge football machine in my state has done for over a century: Claim their NC using whatever source names them NC.
Factually, there is no one to dispute it.