McLaughlin: Will Buffs be Worst Pac-12 Team in 2022?

Spencer previews the 2022 schedule for the Colorado Buffaloes and predicts their win total

Posted on August 11, 2022

  By Spencer McLaughlin of Locked on Pac-12 for SuperWest Sports


In a shortened 2020 season, Karl Dorrell guided the Colorado Buffaloes to a 4-2 record in his first year as a head coach after the departure of Mel Tucker for Michigan State.

In his first full season in 2021, the Buffs won the same number of games as they did in six contests the year prior, finishing 4-8.

After an offseason in which Colorado has seen several key players depart via the transfer portal (some to Pac-12 foes), the outlook this year in Boulder is not particularly good.

On today’s episode of Locked On Pac-12, I preview the 2022 schedule for the Colorado Buffaloes. Their betting market over/under win total is set at 3.5, one game below their mark of 4.5 prior to the 2021 season.

They “hit the under” a season ago and appear poised to be under 3.5 wins coming into 2022. Starting with three legitimate non-conference opponents who all present a challenge for getting a win, the Buffs might enter Pac-12 Conference play without a victory.

Their conference schedule is not the easiest, but it’s still hard to find any easy wins on the schedule this year.

When all is said and done, I think the Buffs will finish last in the Conference this year and could easily finish with just one single win in 2022.

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