The Louisville Cardinals are no longer the No. 5 team in the country. The College Football Playoff Committee has bumped the Cardinals to No. 7 in their debut rankings.
The four-team playoff system is in its third year and still remains biased towards the SEC and Big 10. The AP and Coaches Polls are now meaningless at this point in the season. The AP Poll considered an undefeated Washington team as fourth and placed Louisville in the No. 5 spot. The new top 10 has rearranged teams without a game even being played between the old polls and the new.
The new top 10:
- Texas A&M
- Ohio State
The explanation for Louisville dropping to No. 7 is that they have not been beating opponents as impressively as they were, referencing the lower score of the Duke game and the last-minute rally in…
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