A look at Louisville football's history in the weekly national polls; the Cards are No. 3 in the AP and No. 4 in the Coaches' poll

The University of Louisville football team has soared in the rankings this week. Here's a look at the highest rankings in school history in both the Associated Press and Coaches' poll.

The University of Louisville football program is the talk of the nation.

The Cardinals - with the national ABC audience watching - on Saturday rolled over then No. 2-ranked Florida State 63-20 before a record crowd at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.

On Sunday, the Cardinals celebrated their record-setting victory with a huge rise in the national rankings.

Louisville is ranked No. 3 in the Associated Press - the highest-ever in that poll for the Cardinals - and checks in at No. 4 in the Amway Coaches Poll - the second-highest ranking in that poll.

"We just play," U of L coach Bobby Petrino said on Saturday about the national attention. "We're just going out and playing and working to win games and we'll get prepared for next Saturday (at Marshall)."

U of L senior wide receiver James Quick said the team is "just getting started."

"This isn't out end goal," Quick said. "We're just getting started. We have to stay focused and stay hungry."

Louisville jumped from No. 10 into the No. 3 spot of the AP poll after the blowout win. The Cardinals trail only Alabama and Ohio State and picked up six of the 61 first-place votes. It marks just the second time in school history the Cardinals have had a first-place vote in the poll - picking up one in the 2012 preseason poll.

U of L was ranked No. 23 in the preseason poll.

In the coaches' poll, the Cardinals are ranked No. 4 after jumping into the No. 3 spot of that poll back in 2006 following the West Virginia win at home. The Cardinals trail Alabama, Ohio State and Clemson.


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