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Louisville baseball earns first No. 1 ranking in program history

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Not bad.

Louisville Slugger New York Mets World Series Bats Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

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.