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Louisville ranked as one of the worst 20 teams in college football

Going into the year, Louisville was a sexy preseason pick as a possible contender in the ACC. With a high-octane offense and a favorable schedule, the idea of an ACC Championship game appearance – which will feature the top two teams based upon highest conference-game winning percentage – didn’t seem out the realm of possibility.

Just two weeks into the season, Louisville is now listed as one of the worst teams in college football.

In “The Bottom 25” rankings over at CBS Sports, Louisville came in at No. 19 overall among “the worst [teams] each week of the college football season.”

“Remember when Louisville allowed Miami to score 75-yard touchdowns on consecutive plays? If that surprised you, then you weren’t paying attention to the Louisville defense last season,” CBS Sports said. “The Cardinals will be one of the most fun teams to follow all season long with their explosive offense and an exploding defense. This week, they’re on the road to face chaos incarnate, Pitt. (NR)”

After a 35-21 victory over Western Kentucky to open the season, the Cardinals gave up a whopping 47 points to the Hurricanes in week two, falling by a final score of 47-34. And a two-score loss doesn’t even tell the entire story.

Despite finishing with more first downs, total yards, rushing yards, fewer penalties, and winning the time of possession battle by 16 minutes (38:01-21:59), Louisville was outplayed from start to finish, with the final score being closer than the game actually was.

Overall, nine of Miami’s 12 drives were scores, with six being touchdowns. Three of those scores went for 45 yards or more, including back-to-back one-play, 75-yard passing touchdowns to open the second half. On the day, the Cardinals gave up plays of:

  • 38 yards
  • 17 yards (touchdown)
  • 31 yards
  • 18 yards
  • 21 yards
  • 75 yards (touchdown)
  • 75 yards (touchdown)
  • 18 yards
  • 47 yards (touchdown)

As good as Louisville is offensively, they might be equally bad on the other side of the football right now.

Interested in finding out who the other “Bottom 25” teams are in college football? Check out the complete rankings below:

  1. Middle Tennessee
  2. ULM
  3. Syracuse
  4. UTEP
  5. Duke
  6. Wake Forest
  7. Western Kentucky
  8. Southern Miss
  9. South Florida
  10. UAB
  11. North Texas
  12. Navy
  13. Texas State
  14. Georgia Southern
  15. Texas Tech
  16. Georgia Tech
  17. Charlotte
  18. Tulane
  19. Louisville
  20. Appalachian State
  21. Arkansas State
  22. UTSA
  23. South Alabama
  24. Kansas
  25. Florida State

(CBS Sports)

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

Follow me on Twitter: @JackPilgrimKSR

11 Comments for Louisville ranked as one of the worst 20 teams in college football

  1. antiquefurnitureandmidgets
    3:41 pm September 22, 2020 Permalink

    Schadenfreude is my favorite freude.

  2. Lip Man 1
    3:51 pm September 22, 2020 Permalink

    Given that a bunch of teams aren’t playing and games have been cancelled/postponed because of COVID (N.D. – Wake Forest today for example) how anyone can put together any lists good or bad is beyond me.

  3. Realme
    3:57 pm September 22, 2020 Permalink

    You hate to see it.

  4. ClutchCargo
    4:17 pm September 22, 2020 Permalink

    I’m sad we don’t get to spank them for the third time in a row this season. 🙁

  5. DenverCatFan
    4:44 pm September 22, 2020 Permalink

    I’m seeing 6 ACC teams on that list. That makes me happy.

  6. CJKAssassin123
    6:08 pm September 22, 2020 Permalink

    They were right ahead of us why?

    • runningunnin.454
      6:48 pm September 22, 2020 Permalink

      Due to stupidity, of course; kind of funny when you look at the preseason polls, and their lofty expectations.

  7. csnailnrun
    9:37 pm September 22, 2020 Permalink

    Back in the pits were loserville belongs

  8. michaelb
    9:52 am September 23, 2020 Permalink

    To be honest , Louisville has some really dangerous weapons of offense & a lot to work with – they just havnt got it all together yet . I see how they could be in the conversation for top 25 but that’s all