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Louisville slips from No. 1 to No. 3 in new AP top 25 poll

Kansas is the fifth different team already this year to claim the top spot.

Eastern Kentucky v Louisville Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Louisville’s fall from atop the college basketball rankings world wasn’t quite as precipitous as you might have guessed. Because it was an especially batshit crazy week in the sport, the Cards’ midweek lost to Texas Tech resulted in just a two-spot drop from No. 1 to No. 3 in the latest AP top 25 poll.

Via Kelly Dickey, this is the first season Louisville has remained in the AP top five through the first seven polls since the 1966-67 campaign.

Kansas is the fifth different team to sit atop the AP poll, climbing one position to take over the top spot from the Cardinals. Gonzaga, which notched a big road win over Arizona Saturday evening, is up to No. 2. Duke and Ohio State — which took its first loss of the season Sunday night at Minnesota — round out the top five.

Here’s the AP poll for week seven, which features a grand total of zero undefeated teams ranked in the top 10. That has to be some sort of record for this early in a season.

1. Kansas (47)

2. Gonzaga (15)

3. Louisville (1)

4. Duke (2)

5. Ohio State

6. Kentucky

7. Maryland

8. Oregon

9. Virginia

10. Baylor

11. Memphis

12. Auburn

13. Dayton

14. Michigan

15. Michigan State

16. Arizona

17. Butler

18. Villanova

19. Florida State

20. San Diego State

21. Tennessee

22. Washington

23. Penn State

24. Texas Tech

25. West Virginia

Others Receiving Votes: North Carolina 41, Xavier 40, Wichita State 31, Purdue 30, Liberty 25, Marquette 23, Indiana 23, Virginia Commonwealth 21, Utah State 14, Saint Mary’s 13, Northern Iowa 12, Colorado 12, Texas 10, Florida 7, DePaul 6, Georgetown 3, Richmond 3, Virginia Tech 3, LSU 3, Stanford 3, Seton Hall 3, Oklahoma State 2, Duquesne 1, BYU 1, Arkansas 1