Mark Schlabach: Russell Athletic vs. Virginia Tech

Brad Edwards: Russell Athletic vs. Virginia Tech


Jason Kirk: Russell Athletic vs. Miami (FL)

College Football News

CFN: Russell Athletic vs. Virginia Tech


Jerry Palm: Russell Athletic vs. Miami (FL)

Orlando Sentinel

Brant Parsons & Matt Murschel:  Russell Athletic vs. Clemson


The Russell Athletic Bowl is the consensus among these respected bowl prognosticators.  But the hope & fight for a BCS bid isn’t over.  Central Florida has some decent games remaining on the schedule and if they lose two-league games the Cards will have a chance to get back into the driver’s seat in the league.  A 3-way tie would also give UofL a chance to re-enter the conversation into a BCS game.  The last & most remote shot at a BCS bid would be an at-large berth if the Cards can climb into the Top 12 (currently 20th) in the BCS standings.

There are 10 spots in BCS bowls and there are a myriad of ways to get into those games. The main thing for Louisville Football?  Get back on the right track.

The Russell Athletic Bowl would be a disappointing destination, but it is a good bowl.  Still I think most Card fans saw the schedule and the roster and immediately thought this team would deserve a BCS bid.  After blowing a 28-7 mid-3rd Quarter lead the Cards no longer control their own destiny and now need help.  Later in the Week we’ll highlight who you Card fans will be cheering for throughout the country.  Stay tuned.

BCS Selection Process

The champion of Conference USA, the Mid-American Conference, the Mountain West Conference, or the Sun Belt Conference (hereinafter “non-AQ group”) will earn an automatic berth in a BCS bowl game if either:

A. Such team is ranked in the top 12 of the final BCS Standings, or

B. Such team is ranked in the top 16 of the final BCS Standings and its ranking in the final BCS Standings is higher than that of a champion of a conference that has an annual automatic berth in one of the BCS bowls.

No more than one such team from the non-AQ group shall earn an automatic berth in any year, unless non-AQ teams finish both No. 1 and No. 2 in the final BCS Standings. (Note: A second team may be eligible for at-large eligibility as noted below.) If two or more teams from those conferences satisfy the provisions for an automatic berth, then the team with the highest finish in the final BCS Standings will receive the automatic berth, and the remaining team or teams will be considered for at-large selection if it meets the criteria.

BCS Selection Order for 2013-14

1) Orange

2) Sugar

3) Fiesta


  BCS Coaches Harris A&H Billingsley Colley Massey Sagarin Pure_ELO Wolfe
1 Alabama Alabama Alabama Florida State Alabama Missouri Alabama Florida State Alabama
2 Florida State Oregon Oregon Alabama Oregon Florida State Oregon Alabama Florida State
3 Oregon Florida State Florida State Missouri Ohio State Alabama Florida St Missouri Missouri
4 Ohio State Oregon Ohio State Oregon Stanford Oregon Missouri Bethune-Cookman Oregon
5 Missouri Baylor Baylor Ohio State Florida State Ohio St Baylor Oregon Virginia Tech
6 Stanford Miami (FL) Missouri Stanford Missouri Stanford Stanford Northern Illinois Auburn
7 Miami Missouri Miami (FL) Auburn Clemson Auburn LSU Fordham Ohio State
8 Baylor Stanford Stanford Miami (FL) Oklahoma Clemson Ohio St Oregon St Miami (FL)
9 Clemson Texas Tech Texas Tech Baylor LSU Virginia Tech UCLA Virginia Tech Clemson
10 Texas Tech Clemson Clemson Clemson Northern Illinois Texas Tech Clemson Coastal Carolina Stanford
11 Auburn UCLA UCLA Texas Tech Baylor Baylor Miami (FL) Ohio St Texas Tech
12 UCLA Oklahoma LSU Oklahoma Notre Dame Miami (FL) Auburn North Dakota State UCLA
13 LSU Oklahoma St Texas A&M Virginia Tech UCF Northern Illinois Texas A&M Auburn Baylor
14 Virginia Tech LSU Oklahoma LSU Texas Tech Fresno St Arizona State Texas Tech Fresno State
15 Oklahoma Texas A&M Auburn UCLA Louisville Oklahoma Wisconsin UCLA Northern Illinois
16 Texas A&M Louisville Louisville Fresno State UCLA Michigan Georgia Miami (FL) LSU
17 Fresno State Auburn Oklahoma St Michigan Auburn LSU Virginia Tech Clemson Texas A&M
18 Northern Illinois Fresno State Fresno State Arizona State Texas A&M Arizona State Ole Miss Baylor UCF
19 Oklahoma St Virginia Tech Virginia Tech Northern Illinois South Carolina UCLA Florida Stanford Oklahoma
20 Louisville South Carolina South Carolina Georgia Michigan Notre Dame Texas Tech Fresno State Ole Miss
21 South Carolina Nebraska Northern Illinois Notre Dame Miami (FL) Michigan St South Carolina Lehigh Oregon St
22 Michigan Northern Illinois Michigan Texas A&M Oregon State Texas A&M Washington Tennessee State Georgia
23 UCF Michigan Nebraska UCF BYU UCF Oregon State UCF South Carolina
24 Nebraska Wisconsin Wisconsin South Carolina Texas Oregon St Utah Eastern Illinois Michigan St
25 Oregon St UCF UCF Oklahoma State Georgia Georgia BYU Ole Miss Michigan
26 Oregon State Louisville UCF LSU Notre Dame
27 Ole Miss Oklahoma Oklahoma Pitt
28 BYU Oklahoma St Michigan State Arizona State
29 Michigan State Arizona Texas A&M Florida
30 Florida Texas Youngstown State Louisville
31 Louisville Michigan St Georgia
32 Louisville Harvard
33 Pitt
34 Notre Dame
35 BYU
36 South Carolina
37 Utah
38 Arizona St
39 Florida
40 Michigan
41 Washington
42 Towson
43 Louisville
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