16-15 overall, 4-12 conference, 7th MWC
Against the spread
9-17 (3-8 home, 4-6 away)
15-11 (8-3 home, 5-5 away)
2005 Season Summary
The Colorado State Rams had a dreadful 2004-05 season in which they went 11-17 straight up, including a Mountain West Conference record of 3-11, which put them in a tie for last place in the league.
Colorado State also finished in the red against the college basketball gambling board with a mark of 10-11-1 versus the number. The Rams faded miserably down the stretch with just three payoffs in their final thirteen games.
Colorado State was known as a football school and that pathetic finish to the season and overall mediocre play did nothing to alter that perception. The Rams entered 2005-06 with low expectations.
In an effort to build up some momentum and confidence for Mountain West Conference play, Colorado State scheduled light to begin the season as they played four consecutive games off the board.
They started off with a 78-49 home win over Regis College. That was then followed by a 76-68 home win over Northern Colorado and then an 88-64 home win over Nebraska-Omaha. In the road opener at Indiana-Purdue, however, the Rams lost 67-77.
In Colorado State's lined opener at Auburn, they scored a 76-79 overtime loss but got the cash as 10.5-point dogs. That was then followed by a 72-62 home win over Drake as 8.5-point chalks. The promising start continued as the Rams beat Montana State 78-53 as 12.5-point chalks and followed that up with a 68-69 loss/cover at Purdue as 6-point dogs for a fourth consecutive payoff to start the season.
Colorado State suffered their first loss against the board against hated intra-state rival Colorado 83-89 as 5-point road dogs. That was followed by a pair of unlined home wins starting with an 83-65 decision over Texas State and then a 93-57 victory over Stetson.
Back on the board at home against Denver, the Rams scored an 81-69 win as 7.5-point chalks. That was then followed by a 63-78 loss at Pepperdine as 7.5-point dogs. Colorado State then resumed maintaining profits with a 53-58 loss/cover at Air Force in the Mountain West Conference opener as 8.5-point dogs and followed that up with a 74-67 home win over Brigham Young as 6.5-point dogs. Overall the Rams completed a nice stretch of seven payoffs in nine games.
As Mountain West Conference play heated up, however, the Rams were unable to maintain success on the court or on the board. Starting with a 52-75 blowout debacle at home to Utah as 4-point dogs, the Rams would begin a horrific free fall.
Next on the road at UNLV, Colorado State lost 77-86 as 6.5-point dogs. That was followed by a 77-84 loss at San Diego State as 4.5-point dogs. At Wyoming in their next game, Colorado State lost 56-69 as 1-point dogs. That was then followed by a 47-59 home win over Air Force as 4.5-point dogs for a sixth consecutive loss both straight up and against the spread as Colorado State proved unable to hang in the Mountain West Conference after feasting on cupcakes in the preseason.
The bleeding briefly stopped with a 50-64 loss at down and out Utah as whopping 17.5-point value-added dogs. Colorado State then scored a 49-50 loss at Brigham Young as 5-point dogs. But from there it was back to more of the same.
The Rams first scored a 93-88 overtime home win over San Diego State as 5-point chalks for a push. They then lost at home to UNLV 79-81 as 1.5-point chalks and then beat Wyoming in overtime 96-94 as 2.5-point home overlays. The regular season ended with a 61-72 loss/cover at New Mexico as 12.5-point dogs. The Rams went on to lose to Utah in the Mountain West Conference tourney 49-62 as 10.5-point dogs for a tenth failure ATS in their final thirteen games.