UCF running back Storm Johnson speaks with the media following the Knights' 19-14 win over Houston Saturday at Bright House Networks Stadium.
The Knights moved three spots ahead of American Athletic Conference foe Louisville, three spots behind Fresno State and two behind Northern Illinois.
UCF had seen its stock rise earlier in the day in the national polls, jumping up to No. 15 in the Associated Press rankings, their first ever top-15 recognition. The Knights also moved up to No. 19 in both the USA Today/Coaches’ Poll and the Harris Poll, both of which factor in to the BCS.
Those jumps, paired with the computer rankings – which had UCF between 11th and 19th – pushed the Knights above Louisville for the first time this season.
The Knights likely need to win just three of their final four games in conference play to secure the title and a spot in a BCS bowl.
UCF travels to Temple this Saturday before hosting Rutgers on Nov. 21 and rival USF on Nov. 29. The Knights finish the season at SMU on Dec. 7.
As things currently stand, many analysts are predicting UCF will play in the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans on Jan. 2.