PSA that Utah has not beaten a single team currently ranked in either major poll
And have only played one team that was even ranked at the time (ASU) before falling out of the polls.
Furthermore, not a single PAC12 team other than Utah and Oregon are ranked in the top 25 of either major poll. Oregon already lost to Auburn, who is 4-3 and in 5th place in the SEC. The PAC12 went 5-3 in OOC play against the P5 conferences, but also went 4-4 against the MWC.
So enough of this sucking up to Utah. Even if Utah beats Oregon, they’re not getting in over an undefeated LSU, Clemson, Ohio State, or Baylor. And it’s highly unlikely they’d get in over a one loss Bama, Georgia, Penn State, Oklahoma, or even Minnesota. Their SOS does not merit it.