The 7-1 Cardinals climbed into the top ten for the first time in school history, reaching No.8 in the most recent AP Top 25 poll. USC, Auburn, Oklahoma, Cal, Utah, Texas and Michigan remain ranked above the Cardinals. Wisconsin and Florida State round out the AP Top 10.
"It's great for our program and a credit to our players to be in the Top 10," said head coach Bobby Petrino. "Our staff and players have put in a great of hard work and effort, and there are many things we still hope to accomplish. We have three games remaining and we're going to play them one at a time and see what happens. But this is a great day for the University of Louisville's football program."
Louisville also rose three spots from its ranking of last week to No.11 in the latest USA Today/ESPN Coaches Top 25 poll.
The Cardinals will next travel to Houston on Saturday, November 20th, to face the Cougars in a game that could guarantee U of L at least a share of the C-USA title.
NCAA Statistical Standings SH = Season High Category Rank Stat SH Total Offense: 1 528.13 1 Rushing Offense: 13 232.63 10 Passing Offense: 9 295.50 9 Pass Efficiency: 4 168.66 4 Scoring Offense: 3 45.38 2 Total Defense: 28 323.75 9 Rushing Defense: 23 117.88 7 Pass Defense: 53 205.88 27 Pass EfficiencyD: 32 113.03 7 Scoring Defense: 26 19.38 3 Net Punting: 92 33.43 1 Punt Return: 77 8.19 50 Kick Return: 45 21.08 45 Turnover Margain: 9 1.13 3 Individual Passing Efficiency: 1st, Stefan LeFors Total Offense: 28th, Stefan LeFors Receptions/Game: 21st, J.R. Russell Receiving Yards/Game: 27th, J.R. Russell Interceptions/Game: 7th, Kerry Rhodes Scoring: 9th, Eric Shelton Scoring: 12th, Art Carmody Total Tackles: 18th, Robert McCune Passes Defended: 9th, Antoine Harris