How Do the Colorado Buffaloes Match Up With Rest of Pac-12?

By Trevor Lowry
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The Colorado Buffaloes are coming off of a season where they challenged for a Pac-12 title and managed to make the NCAA tournament. However, how will the Buffaloes match up with the rest of the conference in the 2013-14 college basketball season?

Despite the fact that Andre Roberson turned pro, Colorado is going to be stacked next year. The top two scorers will be back and Colorado will have one of the most complete teams in the conference, along with some experience, which is usually huge in college hoops.

With that said, the Arizona Wildcats will be good enough to challenge for a national championship. They will easily enter the season as the favorites to win a conference title. UCLA will not be too far behind them though.

If the Bruins disappoint once again,  Colorado could very easily finish in second place in the conference standings. They will have to get better in the rebounding department, since Roberson will no longer be on the team, but they will be one of the top teams in the conference regardless.

On paper, it is hard to say if they can challenge Arizona for a conference title, but Buffs did manage to beat the Wildcats one time last year.

Oregon, Stanford, California and Arizona State are also some teams to watch out for, but Colorado has more talent than all of those teams. However, we will just have to wait and see if Colorado will meet expectations, but a top three finish in the conference is looking very likely.

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