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Louisville just outside latest Associated Press Top 25 poll

Another perfect week should be enough to boost the Cards back into the rankings.

NCAA Basketball: Louisville at Notre Dame Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

For the first time in just under a decade, both Louisville and Kentucky are unranked in the current Associated Press Top 25 poll.

The Cardinals received 81 votes for the voters this week, good enough for the second spot in the “also receiving votes” category. The top spot in that section belongs to Miami, the team U of L will face on the road Wednesday night. Kentucky was fourth in the “also receiving votes” category.

Villanova once again owns the top spot in the poll, but it wasn’t unanimous, as No. 2 Virginia and No. 3 Purdue each received one first-place vote. Duke and Kansas rounded out this week’s top five.

Here’s the full poll: