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Louisville football climbs into top 20 of both national polls

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Cards are back.

Louisville v Miami Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

For the first time in almost three years, the Louisville Cardinals are a nationally ranked football team.

After its 35-21 defeat of Western Kentucky Saturday night, U of L checks in at No. 18 in the week two Associated Press top 25 poll, and it No. 16 in the coaches poll. The Cards last appeared in the AP poll on Oct. 1, 2017.

Here are the full polls for week two:

Top 25 Coaches Poll

1. Clemson

2. Alabama

3. Oklahoma

4. Georgia

5. LSU

6. Florida

7. Notre Dame

8. Texas

9. Auburn

10. Texas A&M

11. North Carolina

12. Oklahoma State

13. Central Florida

14. Cincinnati

15. Memphis

16. Louisville

17. Tennessee

18. Miami

19. Virginia Tech

20. Kentucky

21. UL Lafayette

22. BYU

23. App State

24. Baylor

25. Army

Top 25 AP Poll

1. Clemson

2. Alabama

3. Oklahoma

4. Georgia

5. Florida

6. LSU

7. Notre Dame

8. Auburn

9. Texas

10. Texas A&M

11. Oklahoma State

12. North Carolina

13. Cincinnati

14. UCF

15. Tennessee

16. Memphis

17. Miami

18. Louisville

19. Louisiana Lafayette

20. Virginia Tech

21. BYU

22. Army

23. Kentucky

24. App State

25. Pittsburgh

For those interested, here’s how every AP voter voted:

So it’ll be a top 20 matchup this weekend with College GamDay in town. Awesome.

Congrats to Scott Satterfield and company on getting the Cards back into the rankings.