Cards #8 in new Coaches Poll

Following their 63-27 win over previously undefeated Oregon State, the Cardinals climbed 2 spots in the latest USA Today/Coaches Top 25 poll.

Louisville, which entered yesterday's home contest against Oregon State No. 10 in the USA Today/Coaches Top 25 poll, benefited from the impressive 63-27 win over visiting PAC-10 team and climbed two spots in the newest rankings.

The 8th-ranked Cardinals (2-0) leaped over Ohio State, which defeated San Diego State in Columbus, and Tennessee, which fell in Gainesville.

USC remained atop the poll and received 60 of 62 first place votes, while Texas, LSU, Virginia Tech and Florida round out the top five.

Georgia, Florida State, Louisville, Ohio State and Purdue make the remainder of the latest top 10.

Oklahoma, Clemson and Fresno State dropped from the rankings, while Michigan State, UCLA and Wisconsin climbed in. Fellow BIG EAST Conference member West Virginia used an impressive win at Maryland to climb to 3-0 and inch closer to the top 25.

In the latest Associated Press poll, USC, Texas, LSU, Virginia Tech and Florida make up the top five, while Florida State, Georgia, Ohio State, Louisville and Tennessee round out the top ten.

USA Today: Top 25


NCAA Statistical Standings

Category        Rank    Stat   SH
Total Offense:    16  470.50   16
Rushing Offense:  45  167.00   24
Passing Offense:  12  303.50   12
Pass Efficiency:   2  209.18    2
Scoring Offense:   7   47.00    7
Total Defense:    63  372.00   39
Rushing Defense:   5   44.50    5
Pass Defense:    112  327.50   92
Pass EfficiencyD: 79  131.26   79
Scoring Defense:  68   25.50   66
Net Punting:     102   29.00  102
Punt Return:      80    6.70   50
Kick Return:      78   19.33   78
Turnover Margain:  3    2.50    3
Sacks:             2    6.50    1
Tackles For Loss: 14    9.00    4

SH = Season High

Individual (top 25)
Passing Efficiency: 3rd, Brian Brohm (198.87)
Scoring: 8th, Michael Bush (12.0)
Points Responsible For: 8th, Brian Brohm (21.0)
Sacks: 1st, Elvis Dumervil (4.5)
Solo Tackles: 16th, Elvis Dumervil (7.0)
Tackles For Loss: 1st, Elvis Dumervil (5.0)
Forced Fumbles: 1st, Elvis Dumervil (2.0)


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