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Utah fans show their support in the first half during an NCAA college football game against Washington, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Rick Bowmer

Season: 8-4, 5-4

College Football Playoff ranking: No. 20

MVP: DL Hunter Dimick (52 tackles, 19.5 tackles for loss, 13.5 sacks

ESPN Bowl projection: Sun Bowl

Huh? What just happened? Again, Utah started the season hot only to falter down the stretch, and as it is the Utes are the lone Pac-12 South school not to win the division since the conference expanded to 12 teams in 2011. Utah’s talented defense wasn’t enough to overcome its flawed offense.