The Colorado Buffaloes were on the cusp of being ranked at several points throughout this season only to stumble and stay in the category of best of the rest.
A sweep of the top two teams in the Pac-12 last week pushed Colorado (19-7, 13-6) into the Top 25. The Buffaloes are No. 24 in the polls released Monday.
Their first chance to live up to the billing comes against Arizona State on Thursday night in a makeup date for the game originally scheduled for February 4. The game was postponed due to COVID-19 protocols in the Sun Devils' program.