Louisville is ranked in the college football Associated Press Top 25. The Cardinals enter the season at #25. Louisville is the only Big East team to be ranked in the preseason Top 25. South Florida and Cincinnati also received votes. Rutgers, which did receive votes in the USA Today Coaches Poll, did not receive any in the AP Poll. No other Big East teams received votes.
Future Big East member Boise State is ranked #24 while future members Central Florida and Houston appear in the also receiving votes below. Here's a quick video reaction from Charlie Strong to being ranked (courtesy of the Louisville Courier-Journal).
For the first time since week four of the 2007 season, You can view the full poll after the jump.
|1||Southern Cal (25)||10-2||1,445||6|
Others Receiving Votes: Notre Dame 83, Washington 55, Auburn 53, North Carolina 32, Utah 30, Georgia Tech 25, BYU 22, Tennessee 15, South Florida 11, Baylor 9, Texas A&M 5, UCF 4, Cincinnati 3, Missouri 3, N.C. State 3, Houston 1, Louisiana Tech 1, Mississippi St. 1, N. Illinois 1.