Louisville moves to No. 1 ranking in AP poll

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Louisville, taking advantage of weekend losses by Duke and Michigan, is No. 1 in The Associated Press' college basketball poll.

This is just the second time the Cardinals have the top ranking. They were No. 1 in the final poll of the 2008-09 season.

Louisville (15-1) moved up from No. 3. The Cardinals have won 10 straight games since losing to Duke in the championship game of the Battle 4 Atlantis.

In a poll with five teams receiving first-place votes, Louisville was No. 1 on 36 ballots from the 65-member national media panel Monday. Indiana, which jumped from fifth to No. 2, drew 13 first-place votes. Duke, which dropped two spots to third, had 14.

No. 4 Kansas and No. 5 Michigan, which had been second, each got one first-place vote.

Oregon, VCU, UCLA and Marquette joined the poll this week.

AP Top 25
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Louisville (36) 15-1 1,591
2 Indiana (13) 15-1 1,527
3 Duke (14) 15-1 1,501
4 Kansas (1) 14-1 1,416
5 Michigan (1) 16-1 1,415
6 Syracuse 16-1 1,284
7 Arizona 15-1 1,205
8 Gonzaga 16-1 1,141
9 Minnesota 15-2 1,041
10 Florida 12-2 1,019
11 Ohio State 13-3 939
12 Creighton 16-1 896
13 Butler 14-2 855
14 North Carolina State 14-2 836
15 San Diego State 14-2 704
16 Kansas State 13-2 670
17 Missouri 12-3 598
18 Michigan State 14-3 426
19 New Mexico 15-2 368
20 Notre Dame 14-2 295
21 Oregon 14-2 238
22 Virginia Commonwealth 14-3 212
23 Illinois 14-4 199
24 UCLA 14-3 185
25 Marquette 12-3 177

Others receiving votes: Cincinnati 121, Connecticut 70, Georgetown 56, Ole Miss 55, UNLV 26, Wisconsin 25, Boise State 9, Miami (FL) 9, Wichita State 6, Temple 5, Pittsburgh 2, Baylor 1, Utah State 1, Wyoming 1

Dropped from rankings: Georgetown 19, Cincinnati 21, Wichita State 23, UNLV 24



 
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