Utah Utes

11th PAC12 I | 15-12
    • Early look: What to like about No. 21 Utah in 2017
      USA Today

      Early look: What to like about No. 21 Utah in 2017

      Each week, USA TODAY Sports will give a more detailed look at the teams listed on our early top 25 for the 2017 college football season. Up next: No. 21 Utah. The Utes have rolled off three seasons in a row with at least nine wins and a spot in the final Amway Coaches Poll. Not bad for a program that struggled to find a toehold in its first years in the Pac-12 Conference. More of the same is expected in 2017. Why No. 21? 1. Consistency. After early dysfunction as part of the Pac-12, the program has very clearly moved toward annual Rose Bowl contention during the past three seasons. The Utes are close — but not quite there, hence a ranking a peg or two behind the conference’s best. There’s nonetheless