There is another group of approximately 120 players and coaches and another fan base that lay claim to the 1990 national title in college football.
While the Buffs won the championship as voted by the Associated Press panel that year, Georgia Tech won the coaches' vote in the UPI poll by one point over CU. Nebraska coach Tom Osborne, the only coach in the nation to face both teams that season, voted Georgia Tech No. 1 and is seen as casting the deciding vote leading to co-champions.
The Buffs finished 11-1-1 playing the nation's toughest schedule. It was that brutal nonconference schedule that put the Buffs over the top in the writers' minds. It even helped eclipse the controversy surrounding the fifth-down victory at Missouri. However, 20 of the 60 votes in the AP poll voted Georgia Tech as the champion and one voted for a two-loss Miami team.
CU played six teams ranked in the final coaches' poll and went 5-1 against them. Georgia Tech played four teams ranked in the final coaches' poll and went 4-0 against them.