The Utes gave the Mountain West a national presence, a reason to be proud and about $1 million per school.
The Sun Belt took a step forward, as teams like Troy and Middle Tennesee scored impressive victories.
John Robinson should be recognized as the man who rescued a horrible UNLV program.
With Jamario Thomas and Patrick Cobbs back, North Texas will be almost impossible to stop next season.
Don't accuse the Utes of running up the score; 46-point leads can be squandered.
The rest of the Sun Belt will not miss Idaho, New Mexico State or Utah State.
For Wyoming to continue its progress and make 2004 memorable, something exciting has to happen away from home.
North Texas is the cream of the Sun Belt, having won 22 straight conference games.
It seemed just last month that Gary Crowton might be coaching out the string at Brigham Young.
North Texas freshman running back Jamario Thomas is the nation's leading rusher, with 166.2 yards a game.
Utah could be the team that finally busts the BCS, but Urban Meyer isn't worrying about all that -- yet.
The Vandals' turnaround might hinge on junior quarterback Michael Harrington, the younger brother of Detroit Lions QB Joey Harrington.
Utah is a step above everyone else. The rest? At this point, who knows?
Wins against the MAC, Mountain West and Big 12 are all signs that the Sun Belt is improving.
The Utah defense plays old-time football. It's not flashy, just good -- real good.
Sun Belt teams have averaged 13.25 points a game in 16 games (15 losses) against BCS schools.