Louisville's huge road win at Syracuse on Saturday nearly catapulted it back into the top five of this week's USA Today Poll. Instead the Cards - who picked up one first place vote - sit at No. 6, just behind Big East leader Georgetown.
Saturday night's five overtime loss to Notre Dame wound up not having much effect on Louisville's national ranking, as the Cards fell one spot to No. 12 in the coaches' poll and held at the same position in the AP Top 25.
Despite becoming the first team since 1989 to begin a three-game losing streak while ranked No. 1, Louisville managed to remain in the top 15 of both the Associated Press top 25 and USA Today coaches' poll for this week.
The hype is official.
The Louisville Cardinals checked in at No. 16 in the first set of BCS rankings for the 2012 college football season.