Rutgers enters Top 25 for first time since '09

Rutgers made its AP Top 25 debut on Sunday, entering the rankings at No. 23 to give the Big East two ranked and undefeated teams through four weeks of the season.

The last time Rutgers was ranked in the AP Top 25 was Nov. 15, 2009 -- when the Scarlet Knights held the No. 25 ranking. Louisville, meanwhile, moved up one spot to No. 19. Both teams are 4-0.

This is just the sixth season Rutgers has held a spot in the national polls. Rutgers has also been ranked during parts of 1961, 1976, 2006, 2007, 2009.

The Scarlet Knights defeated Arkansas 35-26 Saturday night in Fayetteville to give them a boost into the rankings. Rutgers also is ranked in the coaches poll at No. 25 -- the first time since Sept. 30, 2007 that Rutgers has held a spot in both national top 25 polls (No. 21 in both).

Coach Kyle Flood became the third coach in school history -- and the first since John Bateman in 1960 -- to begin his Rutgers coaching career 4-0. Rutgers is 4-0 for the 12th time in 143 seasons of college football.