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Louisville falls to No. 13 in new CFP rankings, one spot behind Florida State

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On the heels of its 41-38 upset loss at the hands of Kentucky, Louisville fell from No. 11 to No. 13 in the last College Football Playoff rankings. That puts the Cardinals one spot behind No. 12 Florida State, and for the time being, one spot out of the Orange Bowl.

So is that the end? Not everyone thinks so.

It feels a bit strange to me that FSU stays a spot ahead of Louisville without a second top 25 win (South Florida didn't enter the rankings). The two teams have nearly identical resumes, and the Cardinals have a 43-point head-to-head win. Regardless, it's hard to get outraged about this when one win in Louisville's last two games would have removed all the drama from the situation.

Here are your penultimate CFP rankings:

  1. Alabama
  2. Ohio State
  3. Clemson
  4. Washington
  5. Michigan
  6. Wisconsin
  7. Penn State
  8. Colorado
  9. Oklahoma
  10. Oklahoma State
  11. Southern Cal
  12. Florida State
  13. Louisville
  14. Auburn
  15. Florida
  16. West Virginia
  17. Western Michigan
  18. Stanford
  19. Navy
  20. Utah
  21. LSU
  22. Tennessee
  23. Virginia Tech
  24. Houston
  25. Pittsburgh