Louisville Ranked 24th In The USA Today Coaches Poll. Cincinnati, South Florida, Rutgers Receive Votes

September 2, 2012; Louisville, KY USA; Louisville Cardinals fans cheered during the first half of play against the Kentucky Wildcats at Papa John's Cardinals Stadium. Louisville defeated Kentucky 32-14. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Rhodes-US PRESSWIRE

In addition to moving up the 23rd in the Associated Press Poll, the Louisville Cardinals moved into the USA Today Coaches Poll for the first time since 2007 following Sunday's 32-14 win over rival Kentucky. The Cardinals were previously unranked. Unfortunately, unlike the AP Poll, ballots are not made public so it's hard to say where the movement came from, but it's safe to assume that like the AP Poll, Louisville, moved didn't receive votes as high as 12 or 16, but did receive a lot more 24th and 25th placed votes than the week prior.

Fellow Big East members Cincinnati, South Florida, and Rutgers also received votes in the coaches poll. If Big East fans with a long term view are looking for a silver lining, Louisville is ranked, three other Big East teams received votes, and future Big East members Boise State is ranked 25th, while Central Florida also received votes. It doesn't do much to improve the mood after Memphis lost to an FCS school and Houston lost to Texas State, but it's a start. It's still very possible that two, maybe three current and future Big East teams finish the season in the top 25. Which would bode well for the 2013 season.

You can view the full poll after the jump.

Rank
Team (first-place votes)
Record
Points
Last week
1.
Alabama (37)
1-0
1,447
2
2.
1-0
1,398
3
3.
LSU (7)
1-0
1,375
1
4.
Oregon (1)
1-0
1,286
5
5.
Oklahoma
1-0
1,171
4
6.
1-0
1,144
7
7.
Georgia
1-0
1,092
6
8.
West Virginia
1-0
1,032
11
9.
1-0
943
9
10.
1-0
929
10
11.
1-0
868
13
12.
Clemson
1-0
826
14
13.
1-0
719
12
14.
Nebraska
1-0
652
16
15.
Texas
1-0
600
15
16.
Oklahoma State
1-0
595
19
17.
TCU
0-0
479
17
18.
Virginia Tech
1-0
476
20
19.
Michigan
0-1
427
8
20.
Kansas State
1-0
414
21
21.
Stanford
1-0
324
18
22.
Notre Dame
1-0
252
24
23.
Florida
1-0
204
23
24.
Louisville
1-0
109
NR
25.
Boise State
0-1
82
22

Dropped out
No. 25 Auburn (0-1).
Others receiving votes
Washington 55; Brigham Young 41; Baylor 39; Tennessee 29; Utah 20; Auburn 18; Georgia Tech 16; Missouri 16; Texas A&M 13; South Florida 12; Central Florida 11; Ohio 11; Cincinnati 10; Mississippi State 10; Virginia 7; Arizona 6; Louisiana Tech 6; Nevada 5; Vanderbilt 3; Northwestern 1; Rutgers 1; Texas Tech 1.
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