Past Ute teams would have lost to Lamar, or Ball St, or UC Davis. We're not currently in a position to be scheduling a rigorous out of conference schedule and at the same time expecting a trip to the postseason.
Plenty of Big 5 conference teams do the same thing we're doing - pad the win column out of conference. Currently we sit 84th in the latest Sagarin ratings, with a SOS of 351. Here are some teams with comparable schedules:
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