In the first official 2023 College Football Playoff Committee rankings, the Louisville Cardinals find themselves in the top 15. Coach Jeff Brohm has helped guide these Cards to the 13th position.
UofL is 7-1 and has beaten 2 ranked opponents at home in Notre Dame and Duke. It’s the first time since last season the Cards have been ranked in the poll. It’s the second time they’ve been ranked 13th, the first time being the 2016 season. Louisville is one of two ACC teams currently ranked. Undefeated Florida State is the other team. They are currently ranked 4th.
If Louisville should win out, there is an outside chance at a playoff spot. While the chances are slim, they are not none. Their next chance to improve their ranking comes this weekend when the Cards face the Virginia Tech Hokies with sole possession of 2nd place in the ACC on the line.
Below is a press release from UofL about Louisville football’s ranking:
Press Release from University of Louisville Athletics:
UofL FB: Cards Debut at No. 13 in First College Football Playoff Rankings
The Cards are in the rankings for the first time since being No. 25 last season.
Date: Oct. 31, 2023
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville football team ranked 13th in the first College Football Playoff Rankings of the the 2023 season, the CFP released Tuesday night.
It’s the first time the Cards appeared in the rankings since Nov. 22, 2022 when the cracked the polls at No., 25 after defeating NC State, 25-10, at L&N Stadium.
The No. 13 ranking was the second-highest debut since they cracked the rankings at No. 7 on Nov. 1, 2016 when Louisville was 7-1. They finished that season at 9-4 overall.
Louisville made its first-ever appearance in the rankings at No. 25 during the 2014 campaign.
Louisville, which is 7-1 under first-year first-year head coach Jeff Brohm, faces Virginia Tech on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on the ACC Network.