Louisville's upset victory over West Virginia has brought the Cardinals back into nearly every set of major bowl projections. The bad news for U of L is that nearly everyone has Notre Dame sniping the Champs Sports - the Big East's second most desirable postseason destination - bid.
Still, the fact that we're even having this discussion right now is worth celebrating.
Here's where the experts see the Cards landing when all the pre-holiday dust settles:
SB Nation: BBVA Compass vs. Vanderbilt (Jan. 7)
ESPN (Brad Edwards): Belk vs. Virginia (Dec. 27)
ESPN (Mark Schlabach): Belk vs. Virginia (Dec. 27)
Scout.com: Belk vs. North Carolina State (Dec. 27)
CollegeFootballBowlProjections.com: St. Petersburg vs. SMU (Dec. 20)
Sports Illustrated: Belk vs. North Carolina State (Dec. 27)
Let the respective swag investigations commence.