BOULDER, Colo. – The University of Colorado Buffaloes are back among the top 25 college football teams in the country after an ugly 10-5 win over Stanford on Saturday.
The Buffaloes (6-2, 4-1) are ranked No. 23 in both the Associated Press and USA Today/Coaches polls.
It’s the second time this season the Buffs have cracked the top 25 – they were ranked 21st by the AP and 23rd in the coaches poll earlier this year after a beat-down of Oregon State, but fell to USC later that week. Their ranking had been the first time CU was in the top 25 since 2007.
Colorado has to best defense in the Pac 12, allowing just 4.57 yards per play, and have the nation’s longest streak of games with at least one takeaway, at 21 straight.
The Buffs are off this week before they host UCLA Thursday, Nov. 3 on the national stage (the game will be broadcast on FS1).
CU is now bowl-eligible for the first time since 2007. The last time the Buffs were in a bowl, it was the 2007 Independence Bowl. CU lost to Alabama 30-24 in that game, which was the culmination of Nick Saban’s first year as head coach of the Crimson Tide.