With Georgia’s loss to Clemson in Week 1, the Cards jumped up 1 spot in both polls to #8. I must say I expected Georgia to be dropped to 8th and for Louisville to be stuck at 9. But I think since we not only won, but looked good doing it, that helped us get over the schedule hump for this week. Georgia actually dropped all the way to 12th in the USA Today poll after impressive performances by LSU and Florida State.
So if the Cards win this week against Eastern Kentucky, will they climb another spot? Let’s take a look at who the rest of the Top 10 have this week.
As we all know, if the Louisville Cardinals have any shot at the prestigious National Championship game, they will obviously have to go 12-0 and have teams in front of them lose a game or two. So with the Cards starting the season ranked 9th, I am going to take a look at the schedule for week 1 for teams in the top 10, just so you know what games to keep an eye on this weekend. I am using the USA Today Poll since that is the one that matters in the BCS formula.
By Justin Renck:
I am aware that these shirts are made up for both teams going into a big game, and that the shirts of the losing team usually get sent overseas to underprivileged people. But of course this had to be shared!
By the way, Louisville beat Florida in the Sugar Bowl! Just thought you may want to read that sentence.
This is the highlight video from the game from the great @CrumsRevenge from CardsandCats.com. There is another video coming soon, but this one is flat out awesome! Make sure you are following him and @UofLSheriff50 on twitter! Go Cards!
The Sugar Bowl coverage just can not be done yet. Here are the ESPN highlights, followed by post-game comments from Charlie Strong and Teddy Bridgewater!
By Justin Renck:
In this Sugar Bowl position preview, we compare the Quarterbacks for the Louisville Cardinals and Florida Gators. Our focus will be on the starters, Teddy Bridgewater and Jeff Driskel. Be sure to check out the videos at the bottom of the post too! Read the rest of this entry
Allstate Sugar Bowl
No. 21 Louisville vs. No. 3 Florida, Jan. 2 (ESPN, 8:30 p.m. ET)
Why to watch: The Gators came within one victory of playing for an SEC championship and potentially a BCS national title. The Cardinals are coached by former Gators defensive coordinator Charlie Strong, who helped UF win two BCS national championships.
Who to watch: Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater showed his toughness by playing with a broken left wrist on his nonthrowing hand in the Cardinals’ 20-17 victory at Rutgers on Nov. 29, which punched their ticket to the Sugar Bowl. Bridgewater completed 69 percent of his passes this season for 3,452 yards with 25 touchdowns and seven interceptions.
Motivation for Louisville: The Cardinals can earn a lot of respect for the beleaguered Big East by upsetting a top team from the SEC.
Motivation for Florida: The Gators won 11 games in coach Will Muschamp’s second season and might be able to finish No. 2 in the final polls with another victory.
Pick: Florida 42, Louisville 17