The Colorado volleyball team moved into the top 25 last week for the first time this season, easing into the No. 25 spot. The Buffaloes' first test as a ranked team resulted in a 3-1 loss at No. 16 Utah Friday night. But the Buffs turn around for a big opportunity at home Sunday against No. 4 Stanford, the defending national champion. A look at the matchup:

No. 4 Stanford at No. 25 Colorado

WHEN: Sunday, noon, Coors Events Center.

RECORDS: Stanford 8-2, 1-0 Pac-12 Conference; CU 10-2, 0-1.

BROADCAST: Pac-12 Mountain.

NOTES: Stanford opened Pac-12 play with a sweep of Cal...The Buffs are just 1-17 all-time against the Cardinal, posting their only victory at home two years ago...CU opened league play with a 3-1 loss at No. 16 Utah Friday night...Entering Saturday's action, Stanford's Kathryn Plummer led the league at 5.0 kills per set...This is the first of three consecutive home games for CU, which hosts Oregon State and Oregon next weekend.

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