In the inaugural NCHC poll, Denver ranked fourth and Colorado College ranked seventh, but neither made the top 15 in national preseason polls.
The CU Buffs have significantly improved from their 1-11 season a year ago while the Pac-12 conference as a whole has taken a significant step forward.
The Air Force Falcons have been the most successful college football program in Colorado of late, but struggles on defense could change that.
In perhaps their biggest challenge ever, the Colorado State Rams will head to Tuscaloosa to take on the No. 1 team in the country.
After falling in their first two games of 2013, the Colorado State Rams got their first win of the year with a 34-17 victory over Cal-Poly on Saturday.
After severe rainstorms resulted in floods in Boulder, the University of Colorado announced its football game against Fresno St. has been postponed.
The CU Buffs will get a chance at redemption when Fresno State comes to Folsom Field Saturday. Fresno won last year’s game 69-14.
Paul Richardson is the big name when it comes to CU football, but as good as he has been, the guy throwing him the ball deserves some credit as well.
The CSU Rams are 0-2 for the first time under head coach Jim McElwain, but rather than dwell on the losses, the Rams are looking to wipe the slate clean.
The CU Buffs made big plays on defense and Paul Richardson once again exploded for 200 receiving yards as the team improved to 2-0.