We interrupt the onslaught of NCAA tournament news to bring you this: Louisville baseball is the No. 1 team in the country for the first time in program history.
The Cardinals, who at 15-0 are the only undefeated team remaining in Division-I, earned the distinction from Baseball America. The rest of the publication’s top 10 looks like this:
Louisville moved to 15-0 with a three-game sweep of Pitt over the weekend, winning those first three ACC games by a combined score of 14-3.
While the ranking and the record are nice, U of L coach Dan McDonnell knows that a much tougher schedule awaits his team moving forward. Louisville has played just one top 25 team to date, a fact which will be altered dramatically when the Cardinals reach the middle of a brutal slate in the always treacherous ACC.
For now, though, this is nice. Louisville basketball is preparing to make a run in the big dance, and Louisville baseball is the king of the diamond.