- John Gasaway, ESPN Insider
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?
John Gasaway takes a look at the Louisville Cardinals and, despite some poor recent results, he says it's not time to assume this team can't challenge deep into the tournament.