Earlier this week, the folks at Yahoo! Sports looked at the potential weaknesses of the top ten teams in the Associated Press preseason Top 25 poll. It should come as no surprise that they’ve tabbed Louisville’s 2013 regular season schedule as the Cards’ biggest red flag.
9) Louisville: It starts and ends with the schedule for the Cardinals, who could easily go undefeated and be left out of the BCS title game in lieu of a one-loss team from a more respected conference. (The bias will likely come less from the pollster and more from the computers, which will almost assuredly hate Charlie Strong’s crew all season.) The single year of American purgatory isn’t Louisville’s fault, but the lack of a real non-conference threat really hurts their chances to impress outside of the league. This is also a team that lost to Syracuse and Connecticut last year, so despite the fact they don’t play a team in the preseason top 35 (not a typo – thirty-five), it doesn’t mean a potential toe-stubbing isn’