Covering University of Colorado sports, mostly basketball, since 2010

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Quick-Post: Lofty Expectations

The one thing I know about next year is that the Buffs will enter it with a bucket-full of lofty expectations. 

Just released today are the far too early top-25 rankings from CBS and ESPN.  Both include Colorado in their top-20, with CBS going so far as to list CU as the #12 team in the nation.  The goes along with the fact that Vegas has the team as 20-1 to win the national title, good for a tie for 9th favorite.

I knew this was coming.  The Buffs have been recognized as a program on the rise for a while now, and far too many people are aware of how talented players like Spencer Dinwiddie and Andre Roberson are.  Especially considering that the team probably returns every major contributor from last season (still waiting on 'Dre to make it official), a little pre-season pub is to be expected.

But, top-12?  That translates to a 3-seed in the NCAA Tournament.  God help me, I'm getting verklempt (talk amongst yourselves).

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