Colorado received 78 votes in the Associated Press poll to rank 30th in the nation and received 23 votes in the coaches' poll to rank 32nd.
The Buffs' long absence from the polls and from national relevance has left some voters clearly still needing to be convinced of their worthiness.
Let's be honest, it's hard to blame voters at this point for wondering about Colorado. Some could be asking themselves if the recent win streak has been a true breakthrough or if the Buffs simply have been hot and might again fall flat. Early season losses to San Francisco and Harvard aren't helping right now.
Maybe that is a good thing for coach Tad Boyle's team. Perhaps it will feed the Buffs' hunger for respect.
Perhaps the Jayhawks will be No. 1 by then.