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Louisville Football: Cardinals rise to 17th in the AP Poll.

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Cardinals dominated a lesser foe, but that wasn’t enough to make a significant jump in the AP Poll.

Kent State v Louisville Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

After Saturday’s dominant win over Kent State, the Louisville Cardinals were able to rise a couple of spots in this week’s AP Poll. It’ll take a few more wins like that, and against tougher ACC opponents, before Louisville really starts making big leaps in the poll.

Here is this week’s AP Poll rankings:

1. Alabama (52)

2. Clemson (8)

3. Oklahoma (1)

4. Penn State

5. USC

6. Washington

7. Georgia

8. Michigan

9. TCU

10. Wisconsin

11. Ohio State

12. Virginia Tech

13. Auburn

14. Miami

15. Oklahoma State

16. Washington State

17. Louisville

18. South Florida

19. San Diego State

20. Utah

21. Florida

22. Notre Dame

23. West Virginia

24. Mississippi State

25. LSU

Dropped from rankings: Florida State 12, Oregon 24

Others receiving votes: NC State 87, Duke 79, Texas Tech 40, Florida State 35, Memphis 26, Iowa 16, Stanford 8, California 7, Colorado 5, UCF 4, Minnesota 3, Kansas State 3, Oregon 3, Tennessee 1, Wake Forest 1