The Rams are rising.
Colorado State has won six straight games, improving to 21-4 overall and 8-2 in the Mountain West Conference, and after being ranked for the first time in 59 years last week, they've moved up in the polls this Monday.
Last week, the green and gold earned two big wins over conference foes San Diego State and Air Force in Colorado Springs, to push that streak to six games, one less than their longest winning streak of the season.
San Diego State posed a definite challenge Wednesday night, giving the Rams everything they could handle, until Dorian Green took over the contest in crunch time. On Saturday, Air Force presented a tough test, but Colorado State withstood Michael Lyons' career-high 45-point afternoon and became the first MW road team to win inside Clune Arena this season.
Next up for Colorado State is another road game, this Wednesday against UNLV in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Runnin' Rebels started the season atop the conference, but have gone a mere 2-3 in their last five games to sit at 19-7, 6-5 MW. The game tips off at 8 p.m. MT and can be seen on CBS Sports Network.
And while students anticipate tip off that night, they can pick up their free ticket for Saturday's huge game against No. 16 New Mexico starting at 8 a.m. Wednesday at the Fum McGraw Center with a valid student ID.