Both Colorado basketball teams climb in latest AP Top 25 polls

It’s quite the time for basketball at the University of Colorado

In the latest AP Top 25 polls that were released on Monday, the CU Buffs women rose two spots to No. 3 while the men skyrocketed from No. 25 to No. 18.

Neither team produced a particularly impressive win last week — the women beat SMU and the men cruised past Milwaukee — but because of other ranked teams losing, the Buffs benefited.

Looking at the women’s AP poll, the No. 3 Buffs are now only behind No. 2 UCLA and No. 1 South Carolina.

The Colorado men are now ranked higher than new-No. 23 USC, which fell to UC Irvine last Tuesday. As we now stand, the only Pac-12 team above the Buffs is No. 3 Arizona.

Colorado also broke into the latest USA TODAY Sports Men’s Basketball Coaches Poll Top 25 at No. 21. An updated women’s coaches poll is expected to be released on Tuesday

This week, both CU teams are competing in tournaments. The women have the Paradise Jam Classic in the U.S. Virgin Islands while the men are in Daytona Beach, Florida for the Sunshine Slam.

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