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Who’s Been More Successful: Utah Basketball or Utah Football?

Under Kyle Whittingham and Larry Krystkowiak, men’s basketball and football have enjoyed recent relevance and have competed for conference championships. But which program has been more successful?

When Utah transitioned from the Mountain West Conference to the Pac-12, it was widely understood the athletic program would be a step behind its new competition for several years. Now that the Utes are in their sixth season in the Pac-12, they have experienced some really long years and some bright success.

Under Kyle Whittingham and Larry Krystkowiak, men’s basketball and football have enjoyed recent relevance and have competed for conference championships. But which program has been more successful? ¬†Included are season-by-season results of Utah’s time in the Pac-12.

Men’s Basketball
2011-12 – 6-25 (3-5 P12 – 11th place)
2012-13 – 15-18 (5-13 P12 – 10th)
2013-14 – 21-12 (9-9 P12 – 8th) – NIT First Round
2014-15 – 26-9 (13-5 P12 – T-2nd) – NCAA Sweet 16
2015-16 – 27-9 (13-5 P12 – 2nd) – NCAA Second Round

Football
2011 – 8-5 (4-5 P12, T-3rd place in P12 South) – Won Sun Bowl vs. GT
2012 – 5-7 (3-6 P12, 5th South)
2013 – 5-7 (2-7 P12, 5th South)
2014 – 9-4 (5-4 P12, 5th South) – Won Las Vegas Bowl vs. Colorado St.
2015 – 10-3 (6-3 P12, T-1st South) – Won Las Vegas Bowl vs. BYU
2016 – 9-4 (5-4 P12, 3rd South) – Won Foster Farms Bowl vs. Indiana

OC & Swinney debated the topic on Thursday’s show, arguing the two programs have different expectations.

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