College Football Playoff: 2015 Dark Horse Conference Champion Contenders

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Nov 29, 2014; Louisville, KY, USA; Louisville Cardinals wide receiver DeVante Parker (9) runs onto the field before the first quarter against the Kentucky Wildcats at Papa John

Atlantic Coast Conference – Louisville Cardinals

For several seasons you’ve heard the same names coming out of the ACC – Florida State, Duke, Clemson and even Georgia Tech, who made an impressive run in 2014. But last season Louisville joined the conference and made a little noise.

This will be Bobby Petrino’s second season returning as head coach of the Cardinals, and with that some of their offensive woes may be lessened. The fact is this is a good team, who were a few breaks away from beating teams like FSU last season.

If the Seminoles take a step back this season, and the Cardinals can get past Clemson, they can find themselves in position to win the ACC and secure a possible playoff spot.

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