In both the USA Today Coaches Poll and AP Top-25 Poll, the Colorado Buffaloes were, for all intents and purposes, the No. 26 team in the country last week; they were the top program in the “others receiving votes” category.

After a huge, if ugly, win over the Stanford Cardinal on Saturday, the Buffs jumped back into the Top 25, starting with the Coaches Poll.

The Buffs, officially bowl eligible, have four games remaining on their schedule, including what looks to be a conference-deciding battle against Utah on Nov. 26.

This week, though, they will receive a much-deserved bye before inviting UCLA into Folsom Field on Thursday Nov. 3.