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?When SI's Nov. 12 article went to press, NCAA ratings based on the records of Division I-A opponents already played listed North Carolina State as the team with the toughest schedule. The Wolfpack was followed by Notre Dame, UCLA, Kansas and North Carolina. However, according to the NCAA's latest cumulative ratings, which are based on the records of all of the Division I-A opponents on each team's schedule, UCLA had the No. 1 spot, with North Carolina State, Penn State, South Carolina and Notre Dame rounding out the top five.—ED.
Unfortunately, no one seems to mention that various ministers and team members were among the coach's strongest supporters after the mishap. The team has rallied solidly behind him, winning nine straight games to reach the state class I-A championship final, which it lost 34-8 to Hampshire, a perennial power. Not bad for a team with a preseason goal of .500.
If I had a son I would be happy to have him coached by Thomas. You have only added to the public humiliation of a decent man and a fine coach.
Information recently published in Brigham Young University's campus newspaper, The Daily Universe, shows that, on a per capita basis, Utah does lead the nation, with a total attendance of 728,805 last season, drawn from a population of 1,268,000 (1977 estimate), or a ratio of 1 game attended per 1.74 citizens. The ratios for Indiana (1 to 4.66) and Kentucky (1 to 3.31) were not as good. With the news that BYU has sold out the Marriott Center, its 22,700-seat arena, for the 1979-80 season and that the University of Utah, Utah State and Weber State are well on their way to similarly high attendance, I look forward to Utah continuing to lead the nation.
Such an all-encompassing statement presented in a national publication casts a considerable pall over the achievements of many athletes who have never used steroids. I believe the penultimate paragraph of your editorial more adequately reflects most runners' attitudes. A successful competitor is more the product of a rigorous training regimen that exploits his physiological predispositions than the beneficiary of any boost that might be gained from any drug or hormone.