Colorado hasn't beat anyone. Wins over Colorado State, Nebraska, New Hampshire and UCLA don't impress anyone (although AP voters were impressed enough to put the Buffs in the Week 6 rankings). However, in a messy Pac-12 South that's wide open and with a favorable schedule that includes a huge opportunity at Washington, is Colorado worth considering as a deep dark horse playoff contender? Probably not but the discussion is fair given their schedule.
On this week's episode of The Hot Route, we talked about the playoff paths of Colorado, Kentucky and other teams that were far off the national radar when the season began: