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Colorado's top 25 finishes

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Unleash Hell, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. Unleash Hell

    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

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    AP

    1937 17
    1956 20
    1961 7
    1969 16
    1971 3
    1972 16
    1975 16
    1976 16
    1989 4
    1990 1
    1991 20
    1992 13
    1993 16
    1994 3
    1995 5
    1996 8
    2001 9
    2002 20

    Our third longest drought!:cry:
     
  2. CenturyBuff

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    I hear ya. Last time ranked was Nov 2005 (7-2), before the baaaad loss to ISU, and the blowouts to NU and Texas.

    That period between 89-97 (143 straight polls), ranks #10 all time.

    I think it's reasonable with a real coach, to start cracking the top 25 again, and build momentum from there (ah, the optimist in me....)
     
  3. Razorbuff

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    I see CU in a similar light as I do Arkansas. Should be a perennial Top 25 program, every 3 years or so challenge for a conference title, and every 5-7 years have a shot at a national title. Just being realistic, neither program has the built in advantages of a UT, USC, Florida, LSU, etc. But, if both programs are performing up to their potential, they can both meet the expectations I stated above.
     
  4. krom

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    5-7 years for the MNC seems a bit lofty. I just don't see CU being able to reload year in and year out like UT, OSU and the real FB schools.
     
  5. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    I think making a run at a MNC once every ten years or so should be the norm. I think we should always be part of the discussion for a conference championship, winning one every 4-5 years. I honestly don't think that's out of the question. It's not top tier elite status, but just a notch below, which is where I think we should be.
     
  6. Ruckus

    Ruckus Peep my words. Club Member

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    I want to be better than that, but for now it is a completely realistic goal that I would love to accomplish. From there, I would definitely want to move to top tier elite status rather than just hanging at that.
     
  7. sackman

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    To move into that top tier would require resources we simply don't have. In fact, very few schools do. Probably 10-12 schools are in that category. It requires an unwavering commitment from the administration. It requires gobs of money. It requires fan support sufficient to regularly fill 100K+ stadiums, regardless of opponent. We're lucky in that the conference we're going to only has one such school - USC - and it's on probation. There's nothing standing in our way of being very successful in the Pac 12. Nothing, I should say, but ourselves.
     
  8. Unleash Hell

    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

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    Dan Hawkins is standing in our way, but hopefully that changes soon!
     
  9. UrbanaBuff

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    That's a good comparison. I would also throw us in a grouping with: Washington, Texas A&M, Iowa, Wisconsin, UCLA, Auburn, West Virginia.

     
  10. CarolinaBuff

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    I wouldn't put us in the same category as Auburn or A&M as far as booster or fan support, they certainly have more of those resources. We may be compare favorably to those 2 programs as far as on-field success over the past 30 years or so, but not in the 2 aforementioned categories. Hell, Wisconsin and Iowa have us beat in those areas too.
     
  11. NashBuff

    NashBuff CSU Knob-Slobberer

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    It'll be interesting to see how the Pac-10 move might change that.
     
  12. Ruckus

    Ruckus Peep my words. Club Member

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    It may take until after you're dead, but we can get there.
     
  13. sackman

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    I'd never say never. However, the teams that are there (Texas, Michigan, ND, Alabama, etc) have been at this for years. Generations of people have grown up as fans & supporters of those programs. We're a long, long way from that. It's not impossible, just very, very improbable. Being in that second tier of college football is not a bad thing. Schools like Wisconsin, UCLA, Oregon, Miami, etc. do very well there. Right now, we're not even in that second tier, but it's where we should be. In fact, I'm not sure we're even in the third tier.
     

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