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SALT LAKE CITY — It's the annual week where fans all along the Wasatch Front declare their loyalty between BYU and Utah. Even if you don't follow football, it seems everyone expects you to pick a side.
With the two schools foregoing games for the next two years, the bragging rights among fans are at an all time high.
However, if you're unsure about a side, and don't want to be ostracized by your neighbors, one Utahn has made it easy for you to pick a team.
Looking at Facebook likes for the two teams, Kelly Francis, of Aero-Graphics, has compiled the data and has mapped the neighborhoods — all for you as the fan, who can't stand to be next to the opposing fan (this week).
"I thought it would be fun to see where the dividing line is with BYU/Utah fans," Francis said. "It is all Facebook likes. It's not really that scientific, but it kind of gives you an indication of which way fans are leaning."
That data will come in handy for you if you're leaning for the Cougars and are looking to buy a house in Cottonwood Heights, which predominantly has Utah fans. Of the residents living in Cottonwood Heights, 72.7 percent of residents are fans of Utah.
If you can get past your Utah neighbors, you'll probably enjoy these fans who will only look down upon you for a week — unless BYU wins the rivalry game, and then you're in trouble.
If you're leaning toward Utah, you probably want to stay clear of Highland, which has 85.5 percent of residents favoring the Cougars. Who knows, though, maybe you want to cause some problems and be the one who aggravates your BYU neighbors.
And if you just want to live where everyone gets along, or at least it appears as though they do, South Jordan is the place to live. There are more Utah fans in the city, but by the slightest of margins at 50.3 percent. Either way, take note.
"It's not really that scientific, but it kind of gives you an indication of which way fans are leaning," Francis added.
If there is one thing about the data, though, BYU fans in Provo (92.2 percent) are bigger fans of the Cougars than Utah fans in Salt Lake City (71 percent) are of the Utes — simple facts based on Facebook. Let that sink in before the comment boards go crazy.
|BYU vs. Utah fans divided|
|**City**||**BYU**||**% BYU**||**Utah**||**% Utah**||**City**||**BYU**||**% BYU**||**Utah**||**% Utah**|
|Saratoga Springs||1080||72.0||420||28.0||Pleasant View||200||71.4||80||28.6|
|West Point||200||43.5||260||56.5||North Salt Lake||460||43.4||600||56.6|
|Washington Terrace||60||42.9||80||57.1||South Salt Lake||60||42.9||80||57.1|
|Farr West||80||40.0||120||60.0||Fruit Heights||80||40.0||120||60.0|
|West Valley City||1040||32.1||2200||67.9||Holladay||260||31.7||560||68.3|
|Murray||620||31.6||1340||68.4||Salt Lake City||10600||29.0||26000||71.0|
|Park City||240||27.9||620||72.1||Cottonwood Heights||240||27.3||640||72.7|
|Credit: Kelly Francis|