The Colorado Buffaloes have moved back into the AP Top 25 after a strange week in which they upset then-No. 4 Oregon and lost to Oregon State. Apparently the win over the Ducks was impressive enough for the Buffs to grab the 25th spot in the poll.
The Buffs have spent almost all season either in the Top 25 or just outside it. They rose to 20th in the poll after their 7-0 start to the season, but dropped to 24th after losing to Kansas, then out of the rankings after a loss to Northern Iowa.
Colorado was expected to be back in the rankings after their Dec. 21st win over Dayton, but they have been unofficially 27th and 26th, respectively, in the two weeks since that neutral-site win. Their win over Oregon was their second A-tier win of the season. They also have B-tier wins against Arizona State, Clemson and Colorado State, all away from home.
Next up for the Buffs is a Jan. 12th matchup against the Utah Utes at home. Utah just beat Oregon State but lost to Oregon. They’re a young, high-variance team that can beat Kentucky on the road and lose by 22 points to Coastal Carolina.