After defying expectations, and pulling off a major upset in what was a high-scoring thriller against TCU, Colorado gets shown the respect they are due. In the latest AP poll released on Tuesday, the Buffs managed to crack in the Top 25 rankings, coming in at #22.
Additionally, according to BuffZone, three Buffs players received conference player of the week awards. Those three are none other than Shedeur Sanders, cornerback/wide receiver Travis Hunter, and running back Dylan Edwards. They looked every part of a three-headed monster against TCU.
CU came into the season unranked, and reportedly was projected to finish 11th in the Pac-12 conference. Hardly anybody took the college team seriously. Now? I’d say the sky is the limit for this group, after unseating TCU as one of the Top 25 in the nation. Most will see that no.17 as no big deal in the grand scheme of things, but let’s not forget that this is the same team that were the runner-ups in the College Football Playoffs just a year ago.
This type of accomplishment hasn’t happened for the Buffs in 20-years (2003). Coach Prime was clearly happy when he heard about his guys being ranked, during his media availability. That said, he’s made it clear that he’s not about to let himself, or his players, be prisoners of the moment. Ultimately concerned about building on that win, and getting better as a whole:
“I don’t care what no one says about where we should be ranked,” he said. “I don’t care about no ranking. I care about how we practice tomorrow. That’s what I’m caring about right now. Rankings don’t have a record.”
This Saturday, the Buffs kick off the football weekend by playing host to Matt Rhule and his Nebraska Cornhuskers, who once again gave up a 4th quarter lead in a 13-10 loss to Minnesota last week. CU are entering the matchup as -3.5 favorites.
Do you believe now?