CU football team ranked in top 25 for first time in 11 years

BOULDER, Colo. — The University of Colorado football team cracked the top 25 of the weekly national polls on Sunday for the first time in 11 years.

The Buffaloes (4-1), who trounced Oregon State, 47-6 on Saturday, are ranked No. 21 in the Associated Press top 25, their first time in the poll since Nov. 6, 2005.

CU is ranked No. 23 in the national coaches’ poll.

Fourth-year coach Mike MacIntyre, who entered the season with 10 wins at CU, has the Buffaloes off to their best start since 2005, when they started 4-1 before finishing 7-6.

The Buffaloes, who are 2-0 in the Pac-12 Conference and lead the South Division, play at USC (2-3) at 2 p.m. Saturday. The Trojans beat Arizona State, 41-20, on Saturday.