Amazing, welcome back to the land of the living.
The University of Louisville football team received 15 votes in this weekâ€™s Associated Press poll, coming out of nowhere to be ranked 33rd in the country. The Cards are ranked 34th in the Coaches Poll.
The ratings are based largely on UofLâ€™s win over 14th-ranked South Florida team 24-20 on Saturday. Some South Florida fans are badmouthing their team, bemoaning the fact that USF lost to a team that had been beaten by Kentucky 27-2 in the season opener.
Sounds like typical football fans after a loss. If they had done their research, they would have known that Louisville had only nine players in that UK loss who had ever started a college football game. Hate to be the one to break it to you Bullsâ€™ fans (and Kragthorpe haters), but things change.
These players have a lot more game experience under their belts and itâ€™s not the same team. Nor is the Kentucky team the same team, getting their buttocks handed to them 63-5 by Florida. The Lexington outfit received zero votes this week.
Stereotypes are for the blindly ignorant who fail to recognize or acknowledge that football teams are always a work in progress, getting better or worse. The Cards are getting better.