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Louisville basketball up to No. 2 in latest AP poll

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The Cards now sit behind only conference brethren Duke.

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The Louisville men’s basketball team is up two spots to No. 2 in the latest Associated Press top 25 poll. The Cards received eight first-place votes this week, second only to top-ranked Duke’s 52.

There remain only four ACC teams ranked in the top 25, but three of those teams make up the AP top five, and all four are ranked in the top seven.

Here’s the third AP top 25 poll of the season:

1 Duke (52)

2 Louisville (8)

3 Michigan State (4)

4 Kansas

5 North Carolina

6 Maryland

7 Virginia (1)

8 Gonzaga

9 Kentucky

10 Ohio State

11 Oregon

12 Texas Tech

13 Seton Hall

14 Arizona

15 Utah State

16 Memphis

17 Villanova

18 Xavier

19 Auburn

20 Tennessee

21 VCU

22 Texas

23 Colorado

24 Baylor

25 Washington

Others receiving votes: Florida State 91, Florida 67, LSU 61, Saint Mary’s 55, Evansville 43, Oklahoma 29, Vermont 11, Marquette 11, Michigan 11, Purdue 11, Butler 10, Mississippi State 9, Virginia Tech 7, West Virginia 6, Providence 5, Wisconsin 5, Liberty 4, Arkansas 3, San Diego State 2, USC 2, UConn 2, Missouri 2, New Mexico 2, Dayton 1

Dropped from rankings: Florida 15, Saint Mary’s 18, LSU 23