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Colorado Buffaloes ranked 25th in Coaches Poll, unranked in AP Poll

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The Buffaloes play #15 Washington next week

NCAA Football: Colorado at Southern California Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

After a late night 31-20 loss to the USC Trojans, the Colorado Buffaloes dropped a few spots in the national polls. The Coaches Poll released Sunday morning was more forgiving to the Buffs, placing them at #25 (9 spots higher than USC) entering the game against Washington.

The AP Poll, America’s one true poll (1990), was harsher on the Buffs. They dropped CU from #21 to 5th in the receiving votes category, which is equivalent to 30th (USC is 28th). Honestly, I can’t be too upset at that ranking, as it feels about right (and maybe a little generous). The Pac-12 around the league is sitting just outside the top 25. USC, Stanford, Utah, and CU are all within striking distance of a ranking.

The Buffs play Washington in Seattle next Saturday at 1:30 PM (MT). If CU can somehow pull off the win, they will surely re-enter both polls confidently.