Cards climb in polls during off week

Posted Oct 10, 2004

Even with the weekend off, the University of Louisville football team climbed in the polls, as well as in the NCAA statistical standings.

The just days remaining until Louisville travels to Miami for one of the biggest games in the programs history, the team finds itself climbing in the polls.

The latest USA Today/ESPN Coaches Top 25 has Louisville ranked 17th, up three spots from the previous week.

USC remained atop the poll, followed by Oklahoma, Miami, Auburn and Purdue. West Virginia climbed two spots to 16th, while Southern Miss entered the poll for the first time this season at 25th.

Louisville climbed from 20th to 18th in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll.

USC also topped the AP Top 25, followed by Oklahoma, Miami, Auburn and Purdue. West Virginia is ranked 17th, with Southern Miss entering the poll at 24th.

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NCAA Statistical Standings

  LW = Last Week  SH = Season High
Category        Rank    Stat   LW  SH
Total Offense:     4  503.75    6   4
Rushing Offense:  11  246.00   11  11
Passing Offense:  25  257.57   26  23
Pass Efficiency:   8  163.41    8   8
Scoring Offense:   2   43.25    5   2
Total Defense:     9  261.25   10   9
Rushing Defense:   7   82.25   21   7
Pass Defense:     33  179.00   39  33
Pass Efficiency:   7   95.38   12   7
Scoring Defense:   3    7.00    3   3
Net Punting:      22   39.50   18   1
Punt Return:      54    9.73   50  50
Kick Return:      55   20.40   53  53
Turnover Margain:  3    2.25    4   3

Individual Rankings

Pass Efficiency: 5th, Stefan LeFors (170.62)
Receptions/Game: 28th, J.R. Russell (5.75)
Interceptions/Game: 25th, Kerry Rhodes (0.50)
Interceptions/Game: 25th, Brandon Johnson (0.50)
Punt Returns: 31st, Montrell Jones (11.25)
Scoring: 4th, Eric Shelton (12.0)

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