The following is an exhaustive, highly scientific statistical look at Louisvilleâ€™s recently concluded 2015-16 athletic season. Please do not attempt to question or fact check any of the data below because, as previously mentioned, it is highly scientific and exhaustive.
100 pointsÂ for Cardinal swimmer Kelsi Worrell, who continued to build on her legacy of being one of if not the most accomplished Louisville athlete of all time. The Pan American Games gold medalist was a part of one world-record-breaking performance and broke her own American record in the 100-yard butterfly.
77 pointsÂ to Damion Lee and Trey Lewis for handling a difficult situation they never could have seen coming with as much dignity and grace as any fan, coach or teammate could ask for.
2 pointsÂ forÂ Cardinal track and field standouts Edwin Kibichiy and Ben Williams, who each earned All-American honors.
9 pointsÂ for Louisville lacrosse, which continued to prove that it can be competitive in the sportâ€™s top conference by winning 12 games in what was the most successful season for the young program thus far.
5 pointsÂ for the Louisville football teamâ€™s win over Kentucky, bringing the Governorâ€™s Cup trophy home to Derby City for the fifth straight year.
55 pointsÂ for womenâ€™s hooper Myisha Hines-Allen, whose tremendous sophomore season earned her ACC Player of the Year honors.
50 pointsÂ for the Louisville baseball teamâ€™s remarkable 2016 campaign, which included 50 wins, another ACC Atlantic Division title and a No. 2 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament. Minus 5 points for the way the season ended.
14 pointsÂ for the UofL menâ€™s golf team, which wrapped up one of the most successful seasons in program history with a 14th-place finish at the NCAA Championships.Â Despite the graduation of Robin Sciot-Siegrist, one of the top players in school history, the Cardinals return four starters for the 2016-17 season.
12 pointsÂ for Sheldon Rankins, who was drafted No. 12 overall by the New Orleans Saints in April. Rankinsâ€™ selection made him the fourth-highest draft pick in the history of Cardinal football.
25 pointsÂ for the Louisville womenâ€™s volleyball team for a 25-7 season, which resulted in the programâ€™s first ACC championship.
300 pointsÂ for Tom Jurich, just because Tom Jurich always deserves 300 points in any situation.
2 pointsÂ for a pair of new contracts for Dan McDonnell and Bobby Petrino, making sure the fabulous foursome of Jurich, Pitino, Petrino and McDonnell will be steering Cardinal athletics for the next decade.
7 pointsÂ for the seven UofL baseball players who heard their names called during the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft. Three of those players â€“ Corey Ray, Zack Burdi and Will Smith â€“ were selected in the first round of the draft. Those picks make Louisville the only college sports program in the country with a first-round pick in the last five consecutive NBA, NFL and MLB drafts.
24 pointsÂ for Louisvilleâ€™s Music City Bowl win over Texas A&M, a perfect ending to the 2015 season and a table-setter for more success to come in 2015. The performance was spearheaded by quarterback Lamar Jackson, who became just the third quarterback in college football history to run and throw for more than 200 yards in a bowl game, joining former stars Vince Young and Johnny Manziel.
11 pointsÂ for UofL not having any sort of quarterback controversy this summer for the first time since Teddy Bridgewater took his talents to Minnesota.
250 pointsÂ for the Cardinal fans, who stayed behind their athletic programs and made what was, at times, a tumultuous 2015-16 sports season around these parts still fun and successful.
500 pointsÂ for the hope, promise and excitement currently building for the 2016-17 season.
Final total: 1,443Â Scientific research doesnâ€™t lie. Another solid season. VT