Each week during the Fall months, the country waits with bated breath for the release of the AP Top 25 poll. Whether you’re preparing for a drop or anticipating an appearance, a spot in the Top 25 is validation that your program is doing something right.

For the University of Colorado and Colorado State, that validation has not come all too often.

Even with CSU’s recent success, Colorado football has been largely irrelevant on the national stage for the past decade plus. But that hasn’t always been the case.

This week, the Associated Press released their All-Time Top 100 College Football Poll, in which they ranked the 100 most-succesful programs in college football history, according to the AP.

The formula was calculated by tallying a program’s total appearances (one point), No. 1 rankings (two points) and AP National Championships (10 points).

While neither the Buffaloes or Rams cracked the Top 25, they both made the Top 100, and the Buffs were really close.

With 316 total points, the University of Colorado finished 27th in the all-time poll, one spot ahead of Oregon and in front of other well-known programs such as Stanford, Oklahoma State, Kansas State, California and Baylor.

Down the list, with 43 points, Colorado State tied with Santa Clara and Tulsa for 77th place.

The top of the list was dominated by the usual suspects: Ohio State (1,112 points), Oklahoma (1,055 points), Notre Dame (1,042 points), Alabama (993 points), USC (974 points).

To check out the rest of the list, click here.