BOULDER, COLO. - The University of Colorado Buffaloes are back in the top 25 and bowl eligible for the first time in nine long years.
The Buffs win on the road against Stanford on Saturday was their sixth of the season - giving them the bowl nod.
The AP and Coaches Poll both ranked the Buffs in the 23 spot following the big win.
We spoke to CU's Athletic Information Director Dave Plati.
"What it means first and foremost is national exposure for the program because everyone always talks about who is in the top 25," said Plati. "Now the move is if we can keep winning and climbing higher and higher so that's why it's been kind of an interesting flirtation all year long is we've been right there on the brink, but nobody seems to want to vault us any higher until we get some more wins."
This is the second time the team has made top 25 in the national polls.
In week 5, after beating Oregon State, the Buffs were ranked 21 in the AP poll and 23 in the Coaches poll - but they dropped out after they lost to USC.
After beating Arizona State in their homecoming game, the Buffs were moved back up to the 26 spot, right outside the top 25 until the win against Stanford got them back in and they plan to stay there.
"We feel really good right now that we're going to get to a bowl for sure and we've had some interest from several bowls already," Plati said. "Scouts are going to be coming to the UCLA game so I'm confident we will be bowl bound come December/January."
The Buffs next game is against UCLA Thursday night.
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