Only three OOC teams outside the top 100, and two of those were still top 140. CU actually doesn't play a huge role, but by playing them twice if they were a better it would have helped. They still had good metrics too.
The conference sucks, and it sucks really bad, but it's still an amazing streak. I wouldn't be surprised if CSU is in the top 10 when the last AVCA poll comes out, which shows much respect. Also Kevin Lytle reported a couple of other metrics had CSU within the top 16.
Hosting was going to be tough, but to be a more or less a 7 seed with that? Not a 5? It's kind of a tough break. Hope they prove them wrong.