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Louisville climbs to No. 15 in new AP poll

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The Cards are the highest risers in this week’s rankings.

NCAA Basketball: Pittsburgh at Louisville Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

No team made a bigger jump in this week’s AP top 25 poll than Louisville, which rose eight spots from No. 23 to No. 15.

The top six of this week’s rankings remained unchanged, even with Michigan State falling to Purdue on Sunday. North Carolina, Louisville’s Saturday opponent, climbed back into the top 10 at No. 9.

Here are the rankings as we prepare to head into February:

1. Tennessee

2. Duke

3. Virginia

4. Gonzaga

5. Michigan

6. Michigan State

7. Kentucky

8. Nevada

9. North Carolina

10. Marquette

11. Kansas

12. Virginia Tech

13. Houston

14. Villanova

15. Louisville

16. Texas Tech

17. Purdue

18. Buffalo

19. LSU

20. Iowa State

21. Maryland

22. Mississippi State

23. NC State

24. Wisconsin

25. Florida State

Others Receiving Votes: Auburn 85, Cincinnati 76, Washington 75, Kansas State 73, Oklahoma 41, Iowa 28, Wofford 10, Hofstra 9, TCU 7, Mississippi 7, Nebraska 6, Davidson 5, Syracuse 3, Minnesota 1.