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Louisville Cardinals

Location: Louisville, Kentucky ▪ Colors: Red, Black & White
Stadium: Papa John's Cardinal Stadium (cap. 42,000)
Record*: 53 Years, 313-270-7, .536 W-L% (Major School)
*W-L-T adjusted to 315-268-7 by NCAA.

Conferences: ACC, American, Big East, CUSA, MVC and Ind
Conference Champion: 8 Times
Bowls: 16 Bowls, 7-8-1, .469 W-L% (Major Bowls)

Ranked in AP Poll: 6 Times (Preseason), 9 Times (Final), 113 Weeks (Total)

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53 Years

Rk Year Conf W L T Pct SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Coach(es) Bowl Notes
1 2014 ACC Bobby Petrino (0-0)
2 2013 American 12 1 0 .923 9.99 -5.85 9 7 15 Charlie Strong (12-1) Russell Athletic Bowl-W
3 2012 Big East 11 2 0 .846 5.88 -1.96 25 11 13 Charlie Strong (11-2) Sugar Bowl-W
4 2011 Big East 7 6 0 .538 2.38 0.07 Charlie Strong (7-6) Belk Bowl-L
5 2010 Big East 7 6 0 .538 2.71 -1.45 Charlie Strong (7-6) Beef O'Brady's Bowl-W
6 2009 Big East 4 8 0 .333 -4.01 2.83 Steve Kragthorpe (4-8)
7 2008 Big East 5 7 0 .417 -3.83 -0.33 Steve Kragthorpe (5-7)
8 2007 Big East 6 6 0 .500 5.02 3.44 10 8 Steve Kragthorpe (6-6)
9 2006 Big East 12 1 0 .923 19.94 2.94 13 3 6 Bobby Petrino (12-1) Orange Bowl-W
10 2005 Big East 9 3 0 .750 11.12 -0.63 12 9 19 Bobby Petrino (9-3) Gator Bowl-L
11 2004 CUSA 11 1 0 .917 17.21 -1.37 6 6 Bobby Petrino (11-1) Liberty Bowl-W
12 2003 CUSA 9 4 0 .692 1.32 -5.38 Bobby Petrino (9-4) GMAC Bowl-L
13 2002 CUSA 7 6 0 .538 0.77 -1.93 17 17 John Smith (7-6) GMAC Bowl-L
14 2001 CUSA 11 2 0 .846 8.49 -3.21 17 17 John Smith (11-2) Liberty Bowl-W
15 2000 CUSA 9 3 0 .750 7.37 -2.22 22 John Smith (9-3) Liberty Bowl-L
16 1999 CUSA 7 5 0 .583 4.36 -0.31 John Smith (7-5) Humanitarian Bowl-L
17 1998 CUSA 7 5 0 .583 -0.28 -3.28 John Smith (7-5) Motor City Bowl-L
18 1997 CUSA 1 10 0 .091 -14.89 -1.25 Ron Cooper (1-10)
19 1996 CUSA 5 6 0 .455 0.27 1.90 Ron Cooper (5-6)
20 1995 Ind 7 4 0 .636 1.79 -5.30 Ron Cooper (7-4)
Rk Year Conf W L T Pct SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Coach(es) Bowl Notes
21 1994 Ind 6 5 0 .545 -0.60 -1.06 Howard Schnellenberger (6-5)
22 1993 Ind 9 3 0 .750 11.51 2.59 13 24 Howard Schnellenberger (9-3) Liberty Bowl-W
23 1992 Ind 5 6 0 .455 0.45 3.17 Howard Schnellenberger (5-6)
24 1991 Ind 2 9 0 .182 -13.61 1.67 Howard Schnellenberger (2-9)
25 1990 Ind 10 1 1 .875 7.93 -4.41 14 14 Howard Schnellenberger (10-1-1) Fiesta Bowl-W
26 1989 Ind 6 5 0 .545 2.14 -2.86 Howard Schnellenberger (6-5)
27 1988 Ind 8 3 0 .727 1.85 -1.78 Howard Schnellenberger (8-3)
28 1987 Ind 3 7 1 .318 -10.60 -3.24 Howard Schnellenberger (3-7-1)
29 1986 Ind 3 8 0 .273 -11.41 -2.14 Howard Schnellenberger (3-8)
30 1985 Ind 2 9 0 .182 -16.24 -0.70 Howard Schnellenberger (2-9)
31 1984 Ind 2 9 0 .182 -12.07 -1.53 Bob Weber (2-9)
32 1983 Ind 3 8 0 .273 -6.47 5.17 Bob Weber (3-8)
33 1982 Ind 5 6 0 .455 -6.84 -0.66 Bob Weber (5-6)
34 1981 Ind 5 6 0 .455 -4.02 -1.75 Bob Weber (5-6)
35 1980 Ind 5 6 0 .455 2.90 4.17 Bob Weber (5-6)
36 1979 Ind 4 6 1 .409 -2.30 1.06 Vince Gibson (4-6-1)
37 1978 Ind 7 4 0 .636 3.45 -3.83 Vince Gibson (7-4)
38 1977 Ind 7 4 1 .625 -0.89 -6.39 Vince Gibson (7-4-1) Independence Bowl-L
39 1976 Ind 4 7 0 .364 -3.42 1.21 Vince Gibson (4-7) W-L-T adjusted to 5-6 by NCAA.
40 1975 Ind 1 10 0 .091 -20.13 -5.40 Vince Gibson (1-10) W-L-T adjusted to 2-9 by NCAA.
Rk Year Conf W L T Pct SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Coach(es) Bowl Notes
41 1974 MVC 4 7 0 .364 -7.10 -0.65 Tom Alley (4-7)
42 1973 MVC 5 6 0 .455 -6.34 -7.89 Tom Alley (5-6)
43 1972 MVC 9 1 0 .900 5.91 -10.19 17 18 Lee Corso (9-1)
44 1971 MVC 6 3 1 .650 0.37 -6.03 Lee Corso (6-3-1)
45 1970 MVC 8 3 1 .708 -4.14 -8.05 Lee Corso (8-3-1) Pasadena Bowl-T
46 1969 MVC 5 4 1 .550 -11.53 -8.43 Lee Corso (5-4-1)
47 1968 MVC 5 5 0 .500 -13.98 -10.88 Frank Camp (5-5)
48 1967 MVC 5 5 0 .500 -0.66 -6.76 Frank Camp (5-5)
49 1966 MVC 6 4 0 .600 -2.14 -7.14 Frank Camp (6-4)
50 1965 MVC 6 4 0 .600 -3.96 -8.36 Frank Camp (6-4)
51 1964 MVC 1 9 0 .100 -20.88 -9.48 Frank Camp (1-9)
52 1963 MVC 3 7 0 .300 -16.52 -8.42 Frank Camp (3-7)
53 1962 Ind 6 4 0 .600 -1.11 -3.61 Frank Camp (6-4)