Louisville Football Back In Polls

Amazing, welcome back to the land of the living.

The University of Louisville football team received 15 votes in this week’s Associated Press poll, coming out of nowhere to be ranked 33rd in the country. The Cards are ranked 34th in the Coaches Poll.

The ratings are based largely on UofL’s win over 14th-ranked South Florida team 24-20 on Saturday. Some South Florida fans are badmouthing their team, bemoaning the fact that USF lost to a team that had been beaten by Kentucky 27-2 in the season opener.

Sounds like typical football fans after a loss. If they had done their research, they would have known that Louisville had only nine players in that UK loss who had ever started a college football game. Hate to be the one to break it to you Bulls’ fans (and Kragthorpe haters), but things change.

These players have a lot more game experience under their belts and it’s not the same team. Nor is the Kentucky team the same team, getting their buttocks handed to them 63-5 by Florida. The Lexington outfit received zero votes this week.

Stereotypes are for the blindly ignorant who fail to recognize or acknowledge that football teams are always a work in progress, getting better or worse. The Cards are getting better.

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Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.

3 thoughts on “Louisville Football Back In Polls

  • October 26, 2008 at 2:39 pm
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    my previous blog was supposed to lead with:
    DON’T WORRY, BE HAPPY. Rather than picking this win apart, just be happy and enjoy this turning point in our season.

  • October 26, 2008 at 9:22 pm
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    You go Charlie – you be the man !!!! Amen, Amen, Amen. That’s great that we are back in business and getting votes again. I sure hope we crack the Top 25 soon……great post (don’t forget to check out my little “Gators” post on Card Chronicle) Go CARDS !

  • October 27, 2008 at 11:41 am
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    Kudos to the Cardinal coaching staff.

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