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Cards Crack AP Poll at #20

The Louisville Cardinals cracked the AP Top 25 poll for the first time this season, coming in at number 20 in the latest installment of the poll which was released this afternoon. U of L didn't receive a single vote one week ago.

This is the first time Louisville has appeared in the AP Poll since January of '06 when they were ranked 23rd before a 65-56 loss at Rutgers on Jan. 28 knocked them out of the poll for the first time all season.

The addition of Louisville gave the Big East a total of five teams in the poll; Pitt (10), Georgetown (12), Marquette (16), the Cards, and West Virginia (22).

Here's a look at the poll in its entirety:

  1. Wisconsin (35) 26-2
  2. Ohio State (31) 24-3
  3. Florida (4) 24-3
  4. UCLA (2) 23-3
  5. North Carolina 23-4
  6. Kansas 23-4
  7. Memphis 23-3
  8. Texas A&M 22-4
  9. Washington State 22-4
  10. Pittsburgh 23-4
  11. Nevada 24-2
  12. Georgetown 20-5
  13. Southern Illinois 23-5
  14. Air Force 23-4
  15. Butler 24-4
  16. Marquette 21-7
  17. Vanderbilt 18-8
  18. Duke 20-7
  19. Texas 19-7
  20. Louisville 19-8
  21. Brigham Young 20-6
  22. West Virginia 20-6
  23. Oregon 20-7
  24. Virginia 18-7
  25. Alabama 19-7
The Cardinals assumed the unofficial ranking of 26th in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll, receiving 74 votes, just one fewer than 25th ranked Alabama (are you fucking kidding me?).

Ohio State was the coaches' choice as the top team in the land.