Cardinal's Move up To 24th In The Polls

Ball State's football team improved to 7-0 with a 24-7 victory at Western Kentucky Saturday, and moved up to 24th in The Associated Press Poll plus has made its debut in the USA Today Coaches Poll with a ranking of 25th.

Ball State's football team improved to 7-0 with a 24-7 victory at Western Kentucky Saturday, and moved up to 24th in The Associated Press Poll plus has made its debut in the USA Today Coaches Poll with a ranking of 25th.

Ball State, under the direction of sixth-year head coach Brady Hoke, is off to a 7-0 start for the first time since the 1965 season. The Cardinals received 166 points in the AP Poll, while receiving 135 in the USA Today Poll.

Ball State, which is 3-0 in Mid-American Conference play for the first time since the 1993 campaign, is idle this week and will return to action Sat., Oct. 25, with a home game against MAC foe Eastern Michigan.

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Following are the complete Week 7 polls:

AP Poll (10/12/08)

RANK TEAM RECORD
1. Texas 6-0
2. Alabama 6-0
3. Penn State 7-0
4. Oklahoma 5-1
5. Florida 5-1
6. USC 4-1
7. Texas Tech 6-0
8. Oklahoma State 6-0
9. Brigham Young 6-0
10. Georgia 5-1
11. Missouri 5-1
12. Ohio State 6-1
13. LSU 4-1
14. Utah 7-0
15. Boise State 5-0
16. Kansas 5-1
17. Virginia Tech 5-1
18. North Carolina 5-1
19. South Florida 5-1
20. Michigan State 6-1
21. Wake Forest 4-1
22. Vanderbilt 5-1
23. Pittsburgh 4-1
24. Ball State 7-0
25. California 4-1

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