The University of Colorado is a basketball school now, something that would have drawn laughs in the Big 12.

They've been one of the best teams in the Pac-12 since joining the league two years ago, winning a conference tournament title and making two trips to the NCAA tournament. And for the first time this year, Colorado sold out its season ticket allotment (7,160).

So, you'd think they'd have been flattered when they were picked to finish third this season behind Arizona and UCLA.

Not so.

They scoff at the suggestion the Buffaloes are among a bunch of teams a tier below the loaded Wildcats.