Don't count Louisville out
They've suffered big losses and also attrition, but the Cards remain good
When this week's ESPN.com Power Rankings came out, I couldn't help but notice that my opinion of Louisville is not what you'd call widely shared. I had the Cards ranked No. 5, but most of my colleagues (seven of nine fellow voters) didn't even have Rick Pitino's club in the top 10. That tracks pretty well with the AP poll, where the Cards are ranked No. 12.
That seems a bit harsh for a 13-2 team whose only losses came by single digits to North Carolina (on a neutral floor) and Kentucky (at Rupp Arena), doesn't it?
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