Many experts seem to agree that it’s Louisville at #4:
My top 10: 1. Bama 2. Mich 3. Clem 4. L’ville 5. Wash 6. Ohio St 7. TAMU 8. WVU 9. Baylor 10. Nebraska
— Anish Shroff (@AnishESPN) October 23, 2016
New Top 10. How high should one-loss Louisville be? https://t.co/G1C3y3F1F1
— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) October 23, 2016
— David Hale (@DavidHaleESPN) October 23, 2016
Got to think more will come on board as Louisville wins the rest of it’s games. Louisville, however, is still on the outside looking in when it comes to the College Football Playoff. Why?
@TalkinACCSports and I have discussed this on many occasions. If you’re an undefeated Power 5 team, you basically won’t be left out of the College Football Playoff (h/t @TalkinACCSports).
Louisville needs a lot of things to happen to get into College Football’s Final Four (Alabama and Washington are likely not losing – I also think that Clemson wins out)… the Cards would need two Big 10 teams, including Michigan and Ohio State, to take a couple of losses – and would also need a one loss Big 12 team on the board. Then, if the Cards win out, they would likely get the nod.
But seriously – Louisville has the look of a College Football Playoff participant – they pass the eye test for me.