The U of L men's soccer team will take on Wake Forest tonight at 7 p.m. in the ACC Tournament semifinals. Here's your preview.
CBS' Jerry Palm has Louisville as the No. 10 overall seed in his preseason bracketology.
NCAA.com also pegs the Cards as a 3-seed.
ESPN currently has an insider story titled "Sorry, Louisville: Why the Cardinals have no shot for a playoff spot." The actual content of the story, however, centers around the notion that Louisville's resume doesn't stack up against the other teams with a legitimate case for the fourth spot, an assessment that I think most people agree with, but also agree would change if those teams were to lose again before now and the end of the season.
After last night, I'll roll with Nate Silver when he says that Louisville still has about a 40 percent shot to crash the party if they win their last three games.
Andrea Adelson outlines the "many" problems in the way of Louisville's path to the playoff.
There is a Big Ten problem: Michigan sits at No. 3 and Ohio State at No. 5. The very real possibility exists that Ohio State upsets Michigan and wins the Big Ten, but one-loss Michigan gets in ahead of Louisville.
What if No. 7 Wisconsin (two losses) wins the Big Ten championship game over Michigan or Ohio State? Would the committee put in a one-loss Michigan or one-loss Ohio State as an at-large over the Big Ten champion? Or would Louisville end up benefiting as a team outside the conference?
There is a Pac-12 problem. Washington is undefeated, and that is a huge issue. There is no way Louisville surpasses Washington in this scenario. If Washington loses once in the regular season but wins the Pac-12 title game, do the Huskies get in over Louisville if there is only one spot up for grabs? Louisville's strength of schedule is better, but Washington would have a conference championship.
There is a potential SEC problem, too. Let's say No. 9 Auburn beats No. 1 Alabama to end the regular season, and then wins the SEC championship game. Does two-loss Auburn make it in ... along with one-loss Alabama?
I think Auburn is the only two-loss team that would have an outside shot at getting the nod over the Cards, and both the leap and sequence of events that would get them to that point seem highly unlikely.
As much fun as it is to overcomplicate things, I think Louisville's path to the playoff is relatively straightforward at this point: win out (preferably convincingly in case you wind up in a beauty pageant against 1-loss Washington or a 1-loss Michigan that got destroyed by Ohio State), have Washington lose at least once (preferably to Washington State so they don't make the Pac-12 title game), and have Ohio State lose one more time (most likely to Michigan).
The @kyhumane pick 'em challenge High School Game of the Week poll is back for week two of the playoffs.— Mike Rutherford (@CardChronicle) November 9, 2016
Bullitt East star Lindsey Duvall has officially signed to play for Jeff Walz at Louisville.
Louisville should be #5..best 1 loss team, best player in America, best offensive mind in CFB..1 of 2 teams that have a chance vs Bama pic.twitter.com/sPgJW2dKp4— Clint Stoerner (@ClintStoerner) November 9, 2016
Lamar Jackson has only taken 67 4th quarter snaps this season. How ridiculous might his numbers be if he'd taken them all?
ACC.com has a new Lamar for Heisman video, although I don't think he needs a late push.
ESPN has Rick Pitino's 2017 recruiting class ranked 4th in the country.
Surgery was successful. Thanks for all of the prayers and support. Im blown away and a lucky man to have so many people have my back!— Eric Wood (@EWood70) November 9, 2016
Lamar Jackson's lead in the Heisman Trophy race is so lengthy that the AP is now dedicating entire pieces to the discussion of who is second.
One of last season's NCAA tournament's breakout stars, Yale's Makai Mason, is out for the year with a broken foot.
Louisville is No. 8 in ESPN's BPI rankings.
They have no respect for us !!— Keith Towbridge (@_unclekeef) November 9, 2016
Both of the guys who do ESPN's bowl projections have Louisville playing in the Orange Bowl.
Luke Winn's profile of Oregon's Chris Boucher is really, really good.
Every CBS hoops writer picks Louisville to finish fourth besides Matt Norlander, who continues his bizarre trend (and I really like Norlander) of valuing the Cardinals far less than seemingly every other member of the CBB media.
Congratulations to Cardinal futbollers (no idea if that's right) Mohamed Thiaw and Tim Kubel on being named first team All-ACC.
Due to all the team's unexpected defections, USC will be expecting a lot from former Cardinal Shaqquan Aaron this season.
Bobby Petrino has picked up a cool $500,000 bonus because Louisville was able to hit its APR standard.
The people in Piscataway are treating the 10-year anniversary of Rutgers' upset of Louisville as a week-long holiday.