For the second consecutive week, unbeaten Louisville is ranked 14th in the USA Today coaches’ poll and 16th in the Associated Press Top 25. Yesterday, the Cardinals improved to 7-0 overall and 2-0 in BIG EAST Conference games with their 27-25 win over USF. Entering the ninth week of the season, Louisville is joined in the national rankings by Rutgers (No. 15 in USA Today/No. 18 in AP), while Cincinnati is among the teams receiving votes outside the top 25 in both polls.
Up next, Louisville will host rival Cincinnati in a BIG EAST Conference showdown on Friday at 8 p.m., ET at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. The game will be televised nationally by ESPN2.