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Are we a top 25 team?

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  1. BuffUp

    BuffUp Go Buffs Club Member

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    What you think?
     
  2. TSchekler

    TSchekler Club Member Club Member

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    IMO, yes, but we won't get that recognition yet. Dominating our first two games, going toe to toe with the #4 team in the country in their house, and then going on the road and beating oregon signifies that we should be included.
     
  3. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    Damned close. Closer than were given credit for. I still don't think the national media knows how to deal with CU. We got zero credit for the Michigan game and the take on yesterday is more about "The Fall" of Oregon than it is about "The Rise."
     
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  4. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    Yes. Only team that has done anything to Michigan. We look a lot better than a lot of teams sniffing the top ten
     
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  5. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    I'd hope we get 20 or 30 votes at least.
     
  6. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I think that CU is one of the Top 25 teams right now. I don't think we'll see them ranked, though.

    Need to take care of business against Oregon State for this big recruiting weekend. Keep winning and that stuff takes care of itself.

    In terms of the real rankings, they don't come out until November 1 anyway.

    Buffs have some business to take care of before it comes out.

    Oregon State
    @USC
    Arizona State
    @Stanford
     
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  7. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    There's a disconnect between the 2016 stats and the time it takes for Colorado to shed its history as doormat.

    The voters may want to sniff CU's butt after a few more wins before issuing a tail wag.

    It's the end of season ranking that matters most. But it's pretty cool that the 2016 Buffs have achieved enough by week 4 for this conversation to be a thing.
     
  8. TSchekler

    TSchekler Club Member Club Member

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    True, but it would be some glorious icing on the cake if CU had a number next to their name on the biggest recruiting weekend of the year.
     
  9. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    National recognition can't hurt recruiting.
     
  10. JPinCO

    JPinCO VP of Quantified Self Club Member

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    This far into the season, along with our long absence from the rankings, means we would have had to beat a ranked team to get into the mix. Win our next three OSU, USC, & ASU, all currently unranked) and we should be ranked going into the Stanford game though. That, mi hermanos, would be interesting.
     
  11. dio

    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    I would put us right around 20 if I had a vote. I don't have a vote
     
  12. dio

    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    Win all those then we are 6 - 1 and sniffing the around 10 to 15
     
  13. JPinCO

    JPinCO VP of Quantified Self Club Member

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    Sounds about right to me, but the residual national perception of the program (plus your obligatory east coast / SEC bias) would put us between 15 to 25 IMO.
     
  14. BuffUp

    BuffUp Go Buffs Club Member

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    I would vote us between 20 to 25.
     
  15. dio

    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    I don't think so. Our only loss would be to Top 5 Michigan, and we gave them a run. Even in a down year, we would have beaten national programs in ASU and USC. Most of the bias starts to wash away as conference play moves along.
     
  16. BuffSurveyor

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    Just outside the top 25 can be expected. Maybe 24-25 could happen. Higher with more wins.
     
  17. BuffLuKe

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    Just keep winning and it'll be there. We've sucked for so long, it's gonna take a bit to get that respect. I've been seeing more of it though.
     
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  18. CitizenKane

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    We may be a top 25 team, but the national perspective on CU right now is that they are an average P5 team at best. The national press on the game yesterday is that Oregon is just awful now, not that CU improved and deserves recognition. We have to hope Oregon gets things corrected and wins lots of P12 games.
     
  19. Liver

    Liver modded mod Club Member Junta Member

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    i think we may find ourselves in, this week, somewhere between 23-25. p12 voters are going to be the propellant.
     
  20. JPinCO

    JPinCO VP of Quantified Self Club Member

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    To be clear: It's not that I think the Buffs don't deserve the ranking; I just have no faith in the media or the national voters to catch on early.
     
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    They will get votes, but won't be in the top 25 this week. It will come though
     
  22. goalline

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    All three games are winnable, but I'd be surprised with a sweep. I'd still be happy with 2 wins, though and that might be enough to be ranked. It may depend a bit on what Oregon does the next few weeks too.
     
  23. Kuratz

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    What recruits are coming for the Oregon St game? Falo, Cotton, who else? Rogers?
     
  24. The Ogre

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    Considering the bug eaters beat the ducks last week in Stinkoln and jumped to #20, I don't see how we aren't better than little red, at least.
     
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  26. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    Exactly right. Many national pundits have their neck on the line. Anybody predicting that CU would finish dead last in the Pac-12 south before the beginning of the season would have little motivation admit they are wrong at this point in the season by changing course now. If the Buffs were to get ranked this week and then tank again, CU would make them look like fools twice.

    When CU gets a few more conference wins and the record reflects a legit P12 South division contender, then it would be easier for voters to change course.
     
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  27. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Here are the teams moving down or out:

    #8 Michigan State got whipped by #11 Wisconsin (and its Notre Dame win doesn't look so great now)
    #12 Georgia got whipped by #23 Ole Miss
    #17 Arkansas got beat soundly by #10 Texas A&M
    #18 LSU looked horrible while losing to Auburn (someone had to win that game)
    #19 Florida got whipped by #14 Tennessee (up big early and then abused & exposed the rest of the way)

    From "Others Receiving Votes": TCU (won big v SMU), North Dakota State (n/a), UCLA (lost late vs #7 Stanford), Boise State (won at Oregon State), Iowa (close win at Rutgers), California (lost at ASU), Oklahoma State (lost at Baylor), Notre Dame (lost vs Duke), Oregon (lost vs CU), Georgia Tech (lost bad v Clemson), North Carolina (beat Pitt), Central Michigan (lost at UVA), South Florida (lost vs Florida State), Toledo (DNP), Western Michigan (won v GA Southern), Arizona State (won v Cal), Maryland (DNP), Virginia Tech (won easily v East Carolina)

    Buffs will move up, but not Top 25. Just isn't enough room for it from a win over a non-ranked team. ASU probably the big mover. I think CU should be around 30 today when the AP vote comes in.
     
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  28. JPinCO

    JPinCO VP of Quantified Self Club Member

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    That's what I meant to say~
     
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  29. Liver

    Liver modded mod Club Member Junta Member

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    i am going to prognosticate that we enter the polls at 24 later today. logic? don't bother me with logic. we're on a mission from God.
     
  30. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King Club Member

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    I agree with that number as well
     

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