The Colorado Buffaloes are coming off of their second loss of the season. Regardless, what is the No. 1 item on their Christmas list?
This No. 1 item may not happen right away. Actually, it is definitely not going to happen right away. On top of the Buffaloes’ Christmas list is winning the Pac-12.
Arizona entered the year with the highest expectations in the Pac-12. In fact, many people thought the Wildcats would run away with the conference. I found myself guilty of that from time to time. Conference play hasn’t even started yet, so that could still happen.
So far, the Wildcats are the No. 1 team in the nation, Oregon is still undefeated and UCLA has dropped a couple of games. With that in mind, Arizona will clearly enter Pac-12 play as the team to beat, but the Ducks will not be too far behind.
Where does this leave Colorado? Well, the Buffaloes are still a very talented team and should have no problem finishing in the top five of the conference standings. Finishing outside of the top three would actually be considered disappointing for this team.
Therefore, the No. 1 item on the Buffs’ Christmas list is definitely winning the conference. This wish is not too far out there either. Colorado has already beaten Kansas and Harvard. Its two losses came against Baylor and Oklahoma State, who are both ranked.
It’s not going to be easy, but Spencer Dinwiddie, Askia Booker and the rest of the Buffs have a serious shot at winning the title and that is the No. 1 item on their Christmas list… or at least should be.