UofL FOOTBALL | Cards ranked fifth in latest playoff rankings

11/15/2016 09:43 PM

After a weekend of ranking shake-ups, the University of Louisville football team finds itself still outside of the top-4 teams in the latest College Football Playoff Rankings.

Despite three teams in the top-4 losing over the weekend, Louisville finds itself in fifth place in the third week of the new ranking system.

The new top-6 according to the Playoff Committee:

  1. 1. Alabama

  1. 2. Ohio State
  1. 3. Michigan
  1. 4. Clemson
  1. 5. Louisville
  1. 6. Washington

The Cardinals moved up one spot from last week when they ranked sixth behind 1. Alabama, 2. Clemson, 3. Michigan, 4. Washington, and 5. Ohio State. But with the Tigers, Wolverines and Huskies all losing, a change was definitely coming. There is still plenty of opportunity for U of L to make the playoffs after last weekend, but the concern is growing of the playoff committee allowing two Big-10 teams into the playoff, and potentially a two-loss Big-10 team.

The Cards are on the road this week, preparing for an 8:00pm game this Thursday at the University of Houston.

Garrett Moore

Garrett is a Sports Producer for Spectrum News. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State and got his start as a sports photographer. He now produces Sports Night, the state’s only nightly show dedicated to in-depth coverage of all sports in Kentucky. Sports Night airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News or anytime with Spectrum On Demand. Outside the station, Garrett enjoys golfing, hiking, fishing, and prides himself on being all-in as a sports spectator. He won a gift card for playing an air guitar in the student section during an MTSU basketball game. Follow Garrett on Twitter @SportsNightGM for real-time sports updates or if you just want to see the shenanigans that go on behind the scenes in getting Sports Night on the air.

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