I think the media has them underrated. Can't think of a more balanced team in the conference with grit and intangibles. Michigan, Notre Dame and Ferris have a good core of returning players also, but not like the Broncos. I think they could challenge for an overall #1 regional seed. Every season is different- but based on the progression this team has shown the last two seasons, I think it is possible. The only thing I think the media has pointed out is that their incoming freshmen class is not on par with Michigan, Notre Dame or Miami. That could have played into their rankings.
Oh, and if the NHL doesn't get this lockout settled soon, the GLI will be back at JLA with the dates TBD.