Tad Boyle talks rankings, the Buffs and life changers

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To see Coach Boyle's interview, visit the video link above. 

The Colorado men's basketball team is in the Associated Press poll for the first time in 15 years after winning the Charleston Classic last weekend.

The Buffs too Dayton, #16 Baylor and Murray State out of the tournament over the course of four days in Charleston, S.C.

Tourney MVP Askia Booker scored 16 points in the quarterfinal round and added four assists. He also scored a career high 19 points with three assists and three steals in the win over Baylor and bettered that performance with 23 points and four steals in the championship game against the Racers.

The Buffs program hasn't been ranked in a major poll since earning back-to-back No. 25 rankings in the Coaches Poll during the 2005-06 season. In the AP poll, it is the first ranking since appearing at No. 24 in the final poll of the 1996-97 season, when Chauncey Billups led the Buffs to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

It's the first time the Buffs have been ranked before the start of conference play in 42 years, since a showing on the Dec. 30, 1969, poll, coming in at No. 20.

The Buffs next game is Sunday against Air Force, less than 800 tickets remain for the 6 p.m. tip off at the Coors Events Center.

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