Cardinals reach #8 in AP Top 25


Posted Nov 14, 2004


Louisville has climbed into the top ten in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll, while also rising to No.11 in the most recent USA Today/ESPN Coaches Top 25 poll. U of L also rose in a number of statistical categories and remains the nation's top offensive unit.

Following its 55-28 win over TCU last week, Louisville's climb into the national polls continued on Sunday afternoon.

The 7-1 Cardinals climbed into the top ten for the first time in school history, reaching No.8 in the most recent AP Top 25 poll. USC, Auburn, Oklahoma, Cal, Utah, Texas and Michigan remain ranked above the Cardinals. Wisconsin and Florida State round out the AP Top 10.

"It's great for our program and a credit to our players to be in the Top 10," said head coach Bobby Petrino. "Our staff and players have put in a great of hard work and effort, and there are many things we still hope to accomplish. We have three games remaining and we're going to play them one at a time and see what happens. But this is a great day for the University of Louisville's football program."

Louisville also rose three spots from its ranking of last week to No.11 in the latest USA Today/ESPN Coaches Top 25 poll.

Click here to view entire Coaches Top 25
Click here to view entire AP Top 25

The Cardinals will next travel to Houston on Saturday, November 20th, to face the Cougars in a game that could guarantee U of L at least a share of the C-USA title.


NCAA Statistical Standings

                 SH = Season High
Category        Rank    Stat   SH
Total Offense:     1  528.13    1
Rushing Offense:  13  232.63   10
Passing Offense:   9  295.50    9
Pass Efficiency:   4  168.66    4
Scoring Offense:   3   45.38    2
Total Defense:    28  323.75    9
Rushing Defense:  23  117.88    7
Pass Defense:     53  205.88   27
Pass EfficiencyD: 32  113.03    7
Scoring Defense:  26   19.38    3
Net Punting:      92   33.43    1
Punt Return:      77    8.19   50
Kick Return:      45   21.08   45
Turnover Margain:  9    1.13    3

Individual
Passing Efficiency: 1st, Stefan LeFors
Total Offense: 28th, Stefan LeFors
Receptions/Game: 21st, J.R. Russell
Receiving Yards/Game: 27th, J.R. Russell
Interceptions/Game: 7th, Kerry Rhodes
Scoring: 9th, Eric Shelton
Scoring: 12th, Art Carmody
Total Tackles: 18th, Robert McCune
Passes Defended: 9th, Antoine Harris


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