Sep 14, 2013; Lexington, KY, USA; Louisville Cardinals quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) and safety Calvin Pryor (25) celebrate after the victory against the Kentucky Wildcats at Commonwealth Stadium. Louisville defeated Kentucky 27-13. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Louisville Stays Put in AP Poll

Sep 14, 2013; Lexington, KY, USA; Louisville Cardinals quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) runs the ball against Kentucky Wildcats defensive end Za

Sep 14, 2013; Lexington, KY, USA; Louisville Cardinals quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) runs the ball against Kentucky Wildcats defensive end Za

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.

1 Alabama (59) 2-0 1  
2 Oregon (1) 3-0 2  
3 Clemson 2-0 3
4 Ohio State 3-0 4
5 Stanford 2-0 5  
6 LSU 3-0 8  
7 Louisville 3-0 7  
8 Florida State 2-0 10
9 Georgia 1-1 9  
10 Texas A&M 2-1 6  
11 Oklahoma State 3-0 12
12 South Carolina 2-1 13
13 UCLA 2-0 16  
14 Oklahoma 3-0 14
15 Michigan 3-0 11
16 Miami (FL) 2-0 15
17 Washington 2-0 19
18 Northwestern 3-0 17
19 Florida 1-1 18
20 Baylor 2-0 22  
21 Mississippi 3-0 25
22 Notre Dame 2-1 21  
23 Arizona State 2-0 -
24 Wisconsin 2-1 20  
25 Texas Tech 3-0

In all honesty, I’m quite angry with these rankings, and the two following tweets sum up that sentiment exactly:


 

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.

Go Cards.

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