Buffs re­ceive 72 points in early coaches’ poll

The Denver Post - - SPORTS - By Matt L. Stephens

The Univer­sity of Colorado and Colorado State foot­ball teams re­ceived votes in the pre­sea­son col­lege foot­ball coaches poll that was re­vealed Thurs­day.

The Buffs, who fin­ished last sea­son with a 10-4 record and berths in the Pac12 Cham­pi­onship game and Alamo Bowl, re­ceived 72 points in the poll, plac­ing them two spots be­hind No. 25 Utah (109 points). Sit­ting be­tween CU and the Utes was Pac-12 North foe Wash­ing­ton State (99 points).

The Rams re­ceived one point, mean­ing one of the coach­ing poll­sters voted them as the pre­sea­son No. 25 team in the coun­try. CSU, which will en­ter its third sea­son un­der coach Mike Bobo when the sea­son kicks off at home Aug. 26 against Ore­gon State, went 7-6 in 2016 with an ap­pear­ance in the Potato Bowl.

Coaches poll

Team

1. Alabama (49) 2. Ohio State (5) 3. Florida State (4) 4. USC

5. Clem­son (7) 6. Penn State 7. Wash­ing­ton 8. Ok­la­homa 9. Michi­gan

10. Wis­con­sin 11. Ok­la­homa State 12. LSU

13. Auburn

14. Stan­ford

15. Ge­or­gia

16. Florida

17. Louisville

18. Mi­ami (Fla.) 19. Kansas State 20. West Vir­ginia 21. South Florida 22. Vir­ginia Tech 23. Texas

24. Ten­nessee 25. Utah

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