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AP Top 25: Colorado unranked in the preseason poll

The Buffs were in the receiving votes category.

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The first AP Top 25 was released Monday morning. The poll features two Pac-12 schools in the Top 25, but that’s Oregon (15) and Arizona (21), not Colorado.

It doesn’t take far to find Colorado, however, as they are second in the “also receiving votes” category. The Buffs are 27th unofficially, just behind Washington.

The Buffs were getting a ton of preseason Top 25 buzz throughout the past few weeks. But it turns out the AP voters rated lower than the Pac-12 media, who picked CU second in the conference, ahead of Arizona and Washington.

It’s still nice to be just outside the Top 25, because it means that we will most likely see Colorado ranked in the near future. (Not that it matters.) If Colorado beats Arizona State in their opener, for example, it’s very easy to see the Buffs jumping into the rankings.

The rest of the Top 25 goes as follows:

  1. Michigan State Spartans
  2. Kentucky Wildcats
  3. Kansas Jayhawks
  4. Duke Blue Devils
  5. Louisville Cardinals
  6. Florida Gators
  7. Maryland Terrapins
  8. Gonzaga Bulldogs
  9. North Carolina Tar Heels
  10. Villanova Wildcats
  11. Virginia Cavaliers
  12. Seton Hall Pirates
  13. Texas Tech Red Raiders
  14. Memphis Tigers
  15. Oregon Ducks
  16. Baylor Bears
  17. Utah State Aggies
  18. Ohio State Buckeyes
  19. Xavier Musketeers
  20. Saint Mary’s Gaels
  21. Arizona Wildcats
  22. LSU Tigers
  23. Purdue Boilermakers
  24. Auburn Tigers
  25. VCU Rams