After beating intrastate rivals Kentucky 27-13 this past Saturday, many were not expecting Louisville to make and monumental jumps in the polls, even with the team one spot above them at number six (Texas A&M) losing. Louisville didn’t win over any AP voters, but they certainly didn’t play poorly enough to lose any.
Below is this week’s AP Poll. First-place votes are in parentheses, and last week’s rankings are on the far right column.
In all honesty, I’m quite angry with these rankings, and the two following tweets sum up that sentiment exactly:
I just hope that AP voters realize that they valued a Home MAC win over a road SEC win this week.
— Mark Blankenbaker (@UofLSheriff50) September 15, 2013
And no, Central Florida was not ranked.
— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) September 15, 2013
So despite getting leapfrogged by LSU, the Cards are going to stay put at number seven, and are heading into next week’s game with Florida International as a 41 point favorite. The Cards need to just have a spectacular game against an opponent like this in order to gain some respect, otherwise they’re going to be out of the top 5 forever. No more beating teams by a few scores and calling off the dogs. I want to see a big win.