RedNBlue Fans

UofL Football: Better...but BCS caliber? Thank you BE tie in, must be the $$$$$

So here's the deal.

I applaud Charlie Strong and his effort to revitalize a deflated and demoralized UofL Football Program and fan base. He (CS) seems to be a great guy and fantastic leader. Winning is much more fun than losing I will agree.....But the questions remain, and they will eventually have to be addressed by the BCS committee:

Currently UofL is ranked 9 in the RPI with a SOS of 207. Understanding how RPI is calculated I can understand the 9 ranking. But is UofL a paper tiger? UofL's competition is a combined 8-28 for the season. Stands to reason with a schedule that doesn't even qualify as D2, UofL will be out of their league in a BCS Bowl.

As of today, UofL's claim to fame is a squeaker win over UC which is currently ranked 30 in the RPI, with 7 of their wins coming against teams that are not even in the top 50.

It is also telling that UofL on has 1 game left on their schedule with a team ranked higher than 50 (Rutgers currently 19) and RPI has them calculated to lose that game. I am wondering why Louisville, with a higher rank is projected to lose a game against a lesser opponent?

Without the tie in, where would UofL end up post season?

"Chest thumpers engage!"

OK....I'm ready....let the fur fly!!!!!!!

Views: 168

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Forgot to add the link for you who would call me a liar.

http://realtimerpi.com/football/ncaaf_Men.html

Excellent point about UofL's youth Keith. This schedule (yes it's weak, but not to a fault of UofL) is one that can gain confidence for the young roster as they improve. Hopefully TJ and CCS can get Michigan as the opener next season and have BE newcomers Boise St. and SDSU on the slate as well. SOS and RPI will be two of the main deciding factors to get into the new four team playoff next season.

Blue creeker.....let's let this season play out and the Big East work on the contract first. ESPN disrepects the Big East because they wouldn't accept a wek contract. With Louisville and Rutgers and possiblt Cincy ranked at the end of the year, The Big East has to get some respect. The Big 10 will only have one team ranked after this weekend. The ACC? We will see if U of L is "out of their league" when we play Florida State. I think we blow them out. I actually wish we were going to the Sugar Bowl to play a SEC team so we can measure where we stand. Tony...Michigan would be in 2014 not next year.

Thanks for the correction kk. Of course UK is the opener in '14.....or will it be??? Agree that the BE seems to have held it's own vs ACC competition this season.

Where would they end up without the bowl tie in?What kind of stupid question is that.Where did uk go those three years because of the SEC's bowl tie ins?Most if not all conferences have bowl tie in's, but if you are trying to imply that they would not get an at large bid somewhere if it was not for the Big East is stupid.After 2014 the bowls will not matter anyway because we will have a four team playoff and if it is done right the top four undefeated will play each other to determine the national champion.Actually the four (undeafeated)conference champions should be put into the playoff system to see who should be the national champion.

About your "Deal",

Let's consider this:

If you Blue, supported a school that exceled in more than one sport (basketball), we might have been spared your pointless, convoluted manifesto regarding the only D1 nationally ranked NCAA football team this commonwealth has to offer.

Instead of trying to discredit THE FIGHTING CARDINALS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE, do something productive, like go read a good book.

Hmmmmmmmm?

They might end up in a Crap Bowl like UK did?

Thanks for the vindication Eric.

Eric Little said:

Where would they end up without the bowl tie in?What kind of stupid question is that.Where did uk go those three years because of the SEC's bowl tie ins?Most if not all conferences have bowl tie in's, but if you are trying to imply that they would not get an at large bid somewhere if it was not for the Big East is stupid.After 2014 the bowls will not matter anyway because we will have a four team playoff and if it is done right the top four undefeated will play each other to determine the national champion.Actually the four (undeafeated)conference champions should be put into the playoff system to see who should be the national champion.

Worthless reply.

Do you feel better? Did you just go crab in front of the mirror?

You got crazy skills dude........keep em' coming!

GO Yankees said:

About your "Deal",

Let's consider this:

If you Blue, supported a school that exceled in more than one sport (basketball), we might have been spared your pointless, convoluted manifesto regarding the only D1 nationally ranked NCAA football team this commonwealth has to offer.

Instead of trying to discredit THE FIGHTING CARDINALS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE, do something productive, like go read a good book.

Teamrankings?

C'Mon Man?

I'm sure this is what the BCS uses for their ranking..........NOT!

CardsRuleInKy said:

UofL SOS is actually 83rd out of the 124 FBS schools!!!!

 http://www.teamrankings.com/college-football/ranking/strength-of-sc...

 

No but I did get a chuckle watching Cal sweat balls while his kitty's blew a 15 pt lead playing Maryland.

If it weren't for those 23 fouls the refs down in Rape Arena  hit those Maryland players with, UK would have lost at home boyeeezzzeee!
 
Bluecreeker said:

Worthless reply.

Do you feel better? Did you just go crab in front of the mirror?

You got crazy skills dude........keep em' coming!

GO Yankees said:

About your "Deal",

Let's consider this:

If you Blue, supported a school that exceled in more than one sport (basketball), we might have been spared your pointless, convoluted manifesto regarding the only D1 nationally ranked NCAA football team this commonwealth has to offer.

Instead of trying to discredit THE FIGHTING CARDINALS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE, do something productive, like go read a good book.

Reply to Discussion

RSS

Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Blog Posts

Position Breakdown: Offensive Backfield

Posted by Shane Stovall on August 15, 2013 at 8:30am

Position Breakdown: Linebackers

Posted by Shane Stovall on May 13, 2013 at 2:27pm

Position Breakdown: Linebackers

Posted by Shane Stovall on May 13, 2013 at 2:23pm

Position Breakdown: Kickers

Posted by Shane Stovall on May 4, 2013 at 2:37pm

Position Breakdown: Secondary

Posted by Shane Stovall on May 4, 2013 at 2:35pm

Position Breakdown: Offensive Line

Posted by Shane Stovall on May 4, 2013 at 2:32pm

Louisville stinks

Posted by Saml31 on January 26, 2013 at 2:14pm — 7 Comments

Meet the Florida Gator Defensive Line

Posted by Shane Stovall on December 21, 2012 at 3:46pm

Florida's Sensational Secondary Is Scary...Good!

Posted by Shane Stovall on December 21, 2012 at 3:44pm

Terrence Ross and Richard Benjamin Named MVP's

Posted by Shane Stovall on December 21, 2012 at 3:40pm — 3 Comments

© 2014   Created by cjricman.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service