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Morning links: CBS Sports ranks the best team in each state; former Jazz player was a faster swimmer than Michael Phelps

In a CBS Sports story, Robby Kalland and Chip Patterson picked each state's best college football team heading into the 2016 season.

While some states were a given, Utah had some debate behind it before they landed on the Utes. They wrote, "Oh, boy, the Holy War rivalry always seems to get the fans (and our mentions) stirred up. BYU and Utah could look like potential 8-9 win teams this year. BYU has an edge at quarterback, but the Utes have more stability on the sideline. Our edge goes with Kyle Whittingham and his fearless 'will recruit through a fire alarm' nature."

Former Jazz player was a faster swimmer than Michael Phelps

The sports world is buzzing because of the exploits of Michael Phelps, who won the 23rd gold medal of his career in the Rio Olympics.

While he has dominated in the pool for well over a decade, he used to have much stiffer competition coming up through the swimming ranks from former Utah Jazz first-round pick Kris Humphries.

In an story, KL Chouinard talks about Humphries swimming skills as a youngster. Chouinard writes, "10-year-old Kris Humphries clocked the fastest times in six different events: 50-meter freestyle, 100-meter freestyle, 50-meter butterfly, 50-meter backstroke, 50-meter breaststroke and 200-meter individual medley (the last of which is an event that Phelps has won at the past four Olympics)."

He goes on to talk about just how dominant Humphries was, saying, "Furthermore, the young Humphries registered top-10 times in all nine race categories, including three age-bracket records, two of which – the 50m and 100m freestyle – lasted in the U.S. Swimming's youth national record books for over 18 years. Though his national records have since fallen, Humphries still holds a dozen age-bracket records in the state of Minnesota."

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