Rankings and Ratings

September 13th

Sixteen pollsters have CU in their AP poll

There are 61 voters in the Associated Press college football poll. This week, 16 of the 61 had the Buffs in their Top 25, according to College Poll Tracker. This also means that 45 voters still have CU on the outside looking in.

The highest ranking for the Buffs came from Dave Reardon at the Honolulu Star Advertiser, who has the Buffs this week as the No. 18 team in the nation.

Two other voters – Jason Butt at the Macon, Georgia, telegraph, and John Adams at the Knoxville News Sentinel – have the Buffs at No. 19, while two others – Adam Zucker of the CBS Sports Network and Scott Wolf of the Los Angeles Daily News – have Colorado at No. 20.

… Brian Howell of the Boulder Daily Camera has Colorado as the No. 24 team in the country …


September 11th

CU holds on to No. 25 spot in CBS Sports 1-130 rankings

From CBS Sports … Even through the years of NCAA sanctions, USC’s had a talented roster with future pros. And throughout the last decade, it has usually finished the year in the neighborhood of 10 wins. It’s been the unfulfilled expectations (2012) and falling short in big-time conference contests that frustrates fans and has left college football pundits wary of declaring that USC is “back.”

So when the Trojans started the year by allowing Western Michigan to not only hang around, but have real success running the ball in the opener, the CBS Sports and 247Sports voters with ballots for the CBS 130 reacted dramatically, resulting in a drop out of the top five for USC.

However, after watching USC put on a show against Stanford in a battle of Pac-12 title hopefuls, all of those worries have apparently subsided. There was a “prove it” aspect to the 42-24 win against the Cardinal, and now — at least for the moment — we’re ready to say USC is “back.”

From the Pac-12 … 

4. USC – up 14 spots from last week

9. Washington – up three spots

17. Stanford – down seven

22. Oregon – plus six

23. UCLA – plus six

25. Colorado – same as last week

27. Washington State – down five (despite beating Boise State)

28. Utah – up two

62. Cal – down eight (after needing fourth quarter rally to defeat Weber State)

79. Arizona State – down 11

83. Arizona – down 14

99. Oregon State – down 6


September 10th

Colorado moves up one spot in Associated Press poll; UCLA in at No. 25

USC moved up two spots in the latest poll, breaking into the top four, while Washington moved up one spot, to No. 6. Stanford, which lost to USC, fell from 14th to 19th, while Washington State, which needed a 21-point comeback in the fourth quarter to defeat Boise State (in three overtimes), fell one spot to No. 21.

Joining the Top 25 from the Pac-12 is UCLA, the only unranked team to join the poll this week (replacing Notre Dame). Just outside the poll this week from the Pac-12 is Utah (No. 26), Colorado (No. 28, up one spot – and one vote – from last week), Oregon (No. 30), and California (No. 37)

Associated Press poll:

1. Alabama (58)
2. Oklahoma (2)
3. Clemson (1)
4. USC
5. Penn State
6. Washington
7. Michigan
8. Ohio State
9. Oklahoma State
10. Wisconsin
11. Florida State
12. LSU
13. Georgia
14. Louisville
15. Auburn
16. Virginia Tech
17. Miami (FL)
18. Kansas State
19. Stanford
20. TCU
21. Washington State
22. South Florida
23. Tennessee
24. Florida
25.  UCLA

Other receiving votes: Utah 101, South Carolina 72, Colorado 66, West Virginia 63, Oregon 61, Maryland 42, Notre Dame 31, San Diego St. 16, Houston 10, Mississippi St. 3, Boise St. 3, Texas Tech 2, Iowa 2, California 2, Vanderbilt 2, Michigan St. 1

USA Today Coaches poll

CU remained at No. 27 in the USA Today coaches poll for the third consecutive week, actually losing votes (70, down from 78 last week)

1. Alabama (58)
2. Clemson (2)
3. Oklahoma
4. USC
5. Penn State
6. Washington 
7. Michigan
8. Oklahoma State
9. Ohio State
10. Florida State
11. LSU
12. Wisconsin
13. Georgia
14. Louisville
15. Miami (FL)
16. Virginia Tech
17. Auburn
18. Kansas State
19. Stanford
20. TCU
21. South Florida
22. Washington State
23. Tennessee
24. Utah
25. Florida

Others receiving votes … West Virginia 74; Colorado 70; Oregon 68; UCLA 57; Mississippi State 37; South Carolina 27; Maryland 26; Notre Dame 24; San Diego State 19; Memphis 11; North Carolina State 10; Minnesota 9; Houston 7; Navy 6; Vanderbilt 5; Iowa 4; Duke 3; Army 2; Central Florida 2; Michigan State 2; Boise State 1; Appalachian State 1; Kentucky 1.

CU in at No. 24 in ESPN Power Rankings


From the Pac-12:

4. USC

9. Washington Huskies

18. Stanford

22. Washington State

24. Colorado … A Buffs defense supposedly gutted by the NFL draft has yet to allow a touchdown. Steven Montez found Shay Fields (110 yards) and others. Washington (two weeks away) can’t get here soon enough.


6 Replies to “Ratings and Rankings”

    1. Well, the good news is, the same OL coach you liked last year is on the case. Or, is he no longer a favored son of yours?

      The offense will put it together. O-line, QB, coaches, et al. September 23rd will be here soon enough. That’s when it gets real.

      Chill out and enjoy.

      Go Buffs.

  1. It would really be nice for the Buffs to be in the top 25 for the Washington game. Could get a game day dealeooo on espn. Wow.

    The first Real test for the Buffs Mighty D. Pac 12 players and coaches are different than what the Buffs have already played. But I do not believe the
    Buffs D is a fluke.

    Hopefully the way the Buffs offense has played the last two games (coaches and Players) is a fluke(s)

    3 and 0 and away we go.

    Bring on them lil dogs.


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