Colorado's best chance to bowl eligiblity is sweeping their highly winnable non-conference schedule.
13. Nicholls State (September 26): Nicholls State lost every game last season. So Colorado better take care of business here.
12. UMass (September 12): Massachusetts played the Buffs pretty closely in 2014, but it'll be much harder to win in Boulder.
11. at Hawaii (Friday, September 4): Hawaii did not have a good season, but they are always a stiff foe to start the season on the isles.
10. Colorado State (September 19): Colorado State lost their coach, but the Rams are still a fairly formidable opponent.
9. at Oregon State (October 24): Corvallis is never an easy place to win, but if the Buffs expect to take that next step, they'll want to get this win.
8. at Washington State (November 21): The Buffs and Cougs should be able to exchange plenty of offensive fireworks.
7. at Utah (November 28): Colorado came close to beating the Utes last season. Can they do it this time around?
6. Arizona (October 17): Arizona can get pretty vulnerable on the road. Can the Buffs keep up scoring-wise?
5. at Arizona State (October 10): Colorado in Tempe just feels like a bit of a death trap.
4. at UCLA (October 31): The Buffs played the Bruins pretty close last year; can they do the same in Pasadena?
3. Stanford (November 7): Stanford is never a great matchup for Colorado. They need to work on improving their size.
2. USC (Friday, November 13): A short week to prepare for the Trojans will be difficult, especially coming off the smashmouth Cardinal.
1. Oregon (October 3): This one is gonna be rough.