The College Football Playoff Selection Committee released their first ever rankings on Tuesday evening at 7:30. In somewhat surprising news, Bobby Petrino and the Louisville Cardinals were able to sneak in at No. 25, Louisville is one of four ACC teams in the top 25 rankings.
WEEK 10, OCT 28, 2014
The selection committee members will meet weekly, in person, on Mondays and Tuesdays to produce rankings. The committee’s rankings will be announced on ESPN each Tuesday evening for the next five weeks.
The CFB Playoff Selection Committee’s criteria includes strength of schedule, head-to-head competition, conference championships, common opponents and key injuries.
Although it’s great to see Louisville sneak into the first ever rankings, it’s also a little bitter sweet to think what could have been. Despite not playing all that well for the first 2/3 of the season, Louisville could be undefeated at this point.
I suppose this is the benefit of no longer playing in an awful football conference. With Florida State being at No.2, Louisville’s opportunity on Thursday night just got much bigger.