Originally written on The Cardinal Connect  |  Last updated 11/17/14
Summer of 2013 marks the highest preseason rankings that the Louisville football team has received in quite some time. Their 11-2 regular season coupled with the outstanding performance by Teddy Bridgewater & Co. in the Sugar Bowl helped to earn the program a great deal of national attention and respect. One publication, however, isn’t quite sold on this year’s Cardinals as a national contender. The Sporting News, in their annual college football preview magazine, thinks highly enough of Louisville’s talent to place them just outside their top ten, at No. 11, but are quick to argue those who think the team deserves a higher ranking. Here’s what the outlet had to say: “For those who think the Cardinals should be ranked higher based on their Sugar Bowl performance, we remind you that they were playing against an opponent who didn’t care (Florida) and that the Cardinals should have lost to Southern Miss, a team that didn’t win a single game all season, in 2012. That said, star quar...
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