The college football previews are now out in the Louisville area book stores and the Cards received pretty good reviews overall. The Cards sit on the outside fringe of most of the preseason top 25 polls, allowing the team to play with a collective chip on its shoulder. LSL will give you a sneak peek of what the presason magazine have to say about the Cards and the ACC. Next up is the Sporting News.
Louisville’s rank: Not ranked in the Top 25
Louisville’s predicted finish in the ACC: 3rd in Atlantic Division
ACC Atlantic Projections: FSU, Clemson, Louisville, N.C. State, Boston College, Syracuse, Wake Forest
Other opponents: Pittsburgh is predicted to finish 6th in the Coastal, Virginia, 7th. Auburn is projected to 1st in the SEC West, UK 6th in the East. Houston is predicted to finish 2nd in the Amercian West division. Samford is slated 3rd in the Southern Conference.
All-ACC: Keith Kelsey, Sheldon Rankins
Rankings of UofL opponents: Auburn #3, Florida State #9, Clemson #11.
Bowl Prediction: Music City vs. Arkansas
What Sporting News says about Louisville:
“Yet Louisville still looks like a team that will go as far as its defense can take it. The front seven is an imposing group, and the Cardinals should be able to remain a threat in nearly every game they play. They might not make a run at an ACC title, but there’s enough in place to replicate last year’s nine-win performance”.