1 = Elite. Type of team we once had when the Buffs appeared in 2 straight national title games, had the goods to appear in another in 1994, and probably got jobbed to not get a crack in 2001. 2 = Good. Type of team that is expected to win most weeks, can go toe-to-toe with an Elite team at times, and might see the Top 25 but not the Top 10. 3 = Mediocre. Has enough pieces to upset a good team, especially at home, but also has enough holes to lose to a bad team. 4 = Bad. Not going to have a winning season, going to get beat most weeks, and about a quarter of the season can be marked as blowouts before the games are even played. 5 = Horrible. Good teams may pull starters in the 3rd quarter against you, even at home. Fans of mediocre teams mark a win against you and are shocked if they don't win by at least 2 touchdowns. Bad teams circle the week they play your team as an almost certain victory. CU in 2012. ************************** Where I'm at right now is that I'm confident that we've put "Horrible" behind us. We're not "Good". I think we're somewhere in the "Bad" to "Mediocre" range right now. I think I'm at about a 3.6 and I voted "Bad" because I would still be surprised if we won at Cal next week... and they look like a "Mediocre" to me.