While Louisville is getting ready for its conference opener, the Cardinals' biggest obstacle in winning a national championship could be their schedule.
That was reinforced in this week's Top 25 rankings. The idle Cardinals (4-0) remained seventh after their bye, but Georgia leapfrogged them to No. 6 following its Southeastern Conference victory over LSU. Louisville's opponents are a combined 20-28, which isn't likely to help the Cardinals when the first BCS standings are released in October.
Still, the Cardinals say they are focused on beating who's on their schedule and not the strength of it. An undefeated season would land them another BCS bowl berth.
Louisville returned to practice Monday to prepare for Saturday's American Athletic Conference opener at Temple (0-4, 0-1), with hopes of winning the first AAC crown.
''People look at where we are and look at the team we have and they say `OK, you guys have a good football team, but you're not playing anybody,'' Louisville coach...