Louisville will carry a No. 21 ranking into its bowl game later this month thanks to the final installment of the College Football Playoff Rankings.
The bigger story here for the Cards is that the rankings somehow moved Mississippi State ahead of Michigan State (despite the fact that neither team played this weekend), a shift which sends the Bulldogs to the Orange Bowl and costs the ACC its Citrus Bowl bid. The result of that is that the Russell Athletic Bowl will now almost certainly select Clemson, leaving Louisville to more than likely wind up in the Music City Bowl.
Again, we'll know everything for certain here shortly, but an easily manageable trip to a game against an SEC opponent (LSU?) on Dec. 30 wouldn't be the worst thing in the world.
Here are your final rankings:
|College Football Playoff Rankings|