Utah’s in conference schedule is ranked #18 in the country, the toughest in the PAC12 so far. Going forward Utah’s remaining strength of schedule is ranked #83, with lots of Quad 2 and 3 winnable games. IMO Utah wins 6-8 more games, and is on the bubble for an NIT invite. Don’t expect any wins from this team in the PAC12 tournament no matter where Utah finishes up.
Not coincidentally Stanford and USC, both 4-1 in conference, have both played two of the easiest PAC schedules to date (Stanford the easiest, USC the 4th easiest). Utah is going to have lots of opportunities to get wins from here on out if they can stay focused. It starts this week with a very winnable game vs Washington and a must win vs Washington St, who play late Thursday in Boulder then travel to SLC for a 5 o’clock Saturday game. Losing to UW would be disappointing, losing to Wazzou would be almost unforgivable. I’m expecting 2 Ws.