Louisville Men’s Basketball is among the hottest teams in all of college basketball, having won 10 straight games. They are coming off a huge win that exorcised a lot of demons when they defeated the Virginia Cavaliers on Saturday. Unfortunately, they aren’t the only teams that are hot as the teams that have been above them in recent weeks are all on long winning streaks of their own. This meant the Cards remained at number 5 in both this week’s polls.
As mentioned above Louisville remained at 5 in the poll. In fact, there wasn’t any movement at the top. Baylor is still the consensus number 1 team in the land and rightfully so. Gonzaga remained at 2 while Kansas at 3 and undefeated San Diego State at 4 help round out the top 5.
Much like the top 5, the top 10 remained unchanged with one exception. Dayton comes in at the 6 spot behind the Cards. Two ACC teams, Duke and Florida State, come in at 7 and 8 respectively. Maryland remained at 9. The new kid on the block in the top 10 of the AP Poll is Seton Hall, who moved up 2 spots from 12th to 10th.
Baylor got the majority of the first place votes with 48. Gonzaga picked up 15 while Kansas got a single vote.
Of course, Louisville remained in the 5th spot in the coaches poll as well. In fact, the entire top 5 stayed the same in the coaches poll just as it had in the AP Poll. Baylor is in the catbird seat while Gonzaga is just behind. Kansas is number 3 and San Diego State is 4th.
The top 10 is actually the same as the AP Poll as well. Dayton comes in ranked 6th. ACC teams Duke and Florida State are 7th and 8th respectively. Maryland stayed at 9th while Seton Hall jumped 3 spots from 13th to 10th.
Unlike the AP Poll, only 2 teams received first place votes. Baylor got 19 of those votes while Gonzaga got the other 13 votes.
Louisville hits the road this week to face off against two teams they have faced already at home. On Wednesday night in Atlanta, the Cards face off against the scrappy Josh Pastner-led Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. The game is set for 8 PM on the ACC Network. Then the Cards head to Clemson, SC to take on the Clemson Tigers at 4 PM Saturday. That game can also be viewed on ACC Network.