The Colorado Buffaloes may have not been a No. 1 seed in the dance last season, but they still made it and were still a solid team during the year. They have the talent coming back to be ranked all season long, but that will not be the case entering the 2013-14 college basketball season because the Buffs were snubbed out of the USA Today Coaches Poll and the AP Top 25.
I understand that Colorado is not a powerhouse in college hoops or anywhere near it, but it is returning some great players. Andre Roberson is a huge loss, but this team will still compete for a Pac-12 title.
Colorado has made the tourney the past two seasons. It hasn’t done much in the dance, but still. A third straight appearance in the Big Dance is very likely.
Three players who averaged 10 or more points per game will be back. This includes the top two scorers from last year’s team.
Spencer Dinwiddie and Askia Booker will be a very good duo and could possibly be one of the best in the Pac-12. These two will have to lead the team on and off the court, but they are not the only two returning.
The Buffaloes can prove early on that they deserve to be ranked. They open up the season against the Baylor Bears on Nov. 8. The Bears are ranked No. 25 in the AP. These two teams have split the last two contests and should provide some good entertainment once again. The winner better be ranked in both polls the following week.
Colorado may not be getting as much hype as other teams in the conference, but it is definitely worthy of a top 25 ranking.