The Colorado State Rams are simply getting the job done. There is no better way to put it.
Well, on Monday afternoon, as part of the weekly re-release of the nation’s AP Top 25 poll, the Rams have soared into the rankings at No. 24. What does that mean? Only the program’s first national ranking since 1954.
First-year head coach Larry Eustachy knew that he was inheriting a talented team when he took the job at Colorado State, but even he may not have expected the success that the Rams are having at this point in the season.
Fresh off their fourth consecutive victory and their sixth in the past seven games overall, the Rams continue to march onward towards a berth within the NCAA Tournament. At this point, it has become very clear that the Mountain West Conference is sending multiple teams to the Big Dance, but now it’s just wait and see time in terms of how many will actually qualify for the bracket.
At 19-4 overall and 6-2 within the conference, Colorado State is making just as good of a case as anyone in the conference. In fact, they have positioned themselves as the only other team within the league to be nationally ranked this week aside from conference leader New Mexico. That’s quite the accomplishment for Eustachy and the Rams in its own right.
Colton Iverson continues to play his game, leading the team in points and rebounds on a consistent basis. His production is what ultimately fuels the Rams’ success. Not only does Colorado State have the makings of a team that is bound for the NCAA Tournament, but they may just have the weapons to make a little noise once March Madness arrives.
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