Chaos. It’s what Louisville needs in order to keep its playoff chances alive. The fate of the Cardinals has not been in its hands since early October when Louisville came up one yard short of a first down at Clemson.
Heading into week 11, playoff chances were beginning to look a bit dim. Is Michigan going to lose?? Clemson has been playing with fire all season; will the Tigers finally get burned?? And what about Washington?? Could the Huskies be the real deal??
# 2 Clemson falls to unranked Pitt at home.
# 4 Washington falls to # 20 USC at home.
# 3 Michigan falls to Iowa on the road.
Week 11 brought the chaos that, in theory, should boost the Louisville Cardinals into the top four of the College Football Playoff rankings.
But, according to ESPN College Football Writer, David Hale, a Saturday of upsets does not guarantee a playoff berth for the Cardinals.
In his article, “Week 11 Upsets Don’t Guarantee a Playoff Spot for Louisville” Hale explains how the College Football Playoff Committee selects teams.
Basically, the committee has to believe Louisville is “unequivocally” one of the best four teams in the FBS.
Hale explores the long and winding road the Cardinals still have ahead.
Check out Hale’s article here.