UofL FOOTBALL | Cards at #7 in First CFB Playoff Rankings

11/01/2016 07:18 PM

The Louisville football team is ranked #7 in the first College Football Playoff rankings of the season, which were released Tuesday night.

The #7 Cardinals (7-1) are sandwiched in between #6 Ohio St. (7-1) and #8 Wisconsin (6-2).

What this likely means is that the Cards will need some sort of help in order to get into the top four spots in the rankings by season’s end.

Louisville’s lone loss was to Clemson, who is #2 in the rankings, in early October.

The ACC has five teams in the initial rankings: #2 Clemson, #7 Louisville, #19 Virginia Tech, #21 UNC and #22 Florida St.

This week’s CFB Playoff top ten rankings look like this:

1. Alabama (8-0)
2. Clemson (8-0)
3. Michigan (8-0)
4. Texas A&M (7-1)
5. Washington (8-0)
6. Ohio St. (7-1)
7. Louisville (7-1)
8. Wisconsin (6-2)
9. Auburn (6-2)
10. Nebraska (7-1)

The top four in the final rankings of the season will earn spots in this season’s College Football Playoff.

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

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