Pitt is ranked No. 21 in the Associated Press Top 25 released on Sunday for Week 3, moving up four spots after beating Syracuse on Saturday.
The Panthers had 315 vote points this week after having 157 vote points a week ago, when they were No. 25 in the AP Top 25.
Pitt is not ranked in the USA Today coaches poll, where the Panthers are second amongst others receiving votes with 140 vote points.
Pitt is ranked for a second straight week for the first time since 2015, when they were also ranked No. 25 and also beat Syracuse. They time, they were ranked No. 23 the following week before losing to North Carolina.
The Panthers are the sixth-ranked ACC team, following No. 1 Clemson. No. 7 Notre Dame, No. 11 North Carolina, No. 12 Miami and No. 20 Virginia Tech.
Pitt’s game against No. 24 Louisville this Saturday will be the first game between ranked teams at Heinz Field since Pitt played then-No. 5 Cincinnati on Dec. 5, 2009.