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The only undefeated college football team in the country will not win a national championship. Many fans and sportswriters are wondering how this could happen.
Fans can argue the Utes are better than No. 2 Florida because they beat Alabama by more points. Alabama beat Ole Miss, which just rolled Texas Tech in the Cotton Bowl. Tech beat the Texas Longhorns, which roughed up the Oklahoma Sooners, which blew out Tech. The Sooners face Florida in the BCS Championship game Thursday, Jan. 8.
The Utes also beat Oregon State, which beat No. 5 USC.
Fans like Matt think it's not fair to the Utes. "I definitely think they deserve more claim than they've been given, especially by a lot of the sportscasters who've kind of downplayed them going into this game," he said.
The coaches' and Harris polls are committed to installing the winner of the BCS title game as No. 1. But the Utes could get No. 1 votes in the AP.
The Utes beat Alabama in the Sugar Bowl on Friday by a score of 31-17.
At the end of his inaural speech today, Gov. John Huntsman declared today as "Utah Utes Day." He also declared the unbeaten Utes "America's new No. 1".
The University of Utah is also planning a celebration for sometime after students return on Jan. 12.