Leaders And Best

September 11th, 2016 at 10:50 AM ^

I don't know if we are certain they are better than BYU last year. Colorado's two opponents in 2016 have been even worse than ours. I think Colorado is improved from last year, but that may not be saying much. Their statistical profiles so far:


Sagarin: #37

Massey: #65

SRS: #30

The S&P+ and FEI data are not out yet. But it is hard to glean much from these profiles because the data is so limited right now.


September 11th, 2016 at 12:10 PM ^

Tahoe is not better than most places in Colorado from a pure terrain and snow perspective, that's not even an argument. Never been to Jackson Hole but I hear great things. I like Utah skiing a lot but it's not hugely different than Colorado, and the season in Colorado is a little longer. A Basin, for example, closed on June 12th this year and is probably going to open up again pretty soon.


September 11th, 2016 at 10:45 AM ^

Nobody knows how good any team really is this early, with the possible exceptions of the Houstons and FSUs of the world. Would be kind of cool if we beat up on them and they made some noise in the P12 this year though. Who knows.


September 11th, 2016 at 10:46 AM ^

think they are pretty good. I think we will win the game, but I think they will play inspired and I think it will take us a minute to adjust to playing an actual team. Put it this way, I think the game will still be a game at half time.


September 11th, 2016 at 10:49 AM ^

Their other wins were against Umass, CSU, and Nichols State. They were beat handily against other Pac 12 teams. I think they've improved from last season, but I doubt we have anything to really fear with them doing the travelling.


September 11th, 2016 at 12:00 PM ^

I think Colorado will be a bowl team this year. 6 wins. They go 4-5 in the PAC 12. 


They probably beat both Arizona schools (especially U of A), Oregon State again and Washington State. But I think it's more likely they lose one of those 4, but upset one of the mediocre Los Angeles teams. 


So they will definitely be a tougher opponent than Rutgers, and Illinois as well. 


I'd put them about equal or slightly above Maryland in terms of difficulty