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Louisville basketball re-enters AP top 25 poll at No. 16

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Quite the jump from the Cards.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: JAN 02 Louisville at Boston College Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

After being two spots away from even being in the rankings last week, the Louisville men’s basketball team is all the way up at No. 16 in this week’s Associated Press top 25 poll.

The Cards were ranked for two weeks earlier in the season before a 37-point loss at Wisconsin on Dec. 19.

U of L is now the second highest-ranked team in the ACC, sitting behind only No. 12 Clemson. Virginia (18), Duke (19) and Virginia Tech (20) also appear in this week’s poll.

Here’s the full AP top 25 for the second full week of 2021:

1. Gonzaga (12-0) (63)

2. Baylor (11-0) (1)

3. Villanova (8-1)

4. Texas (10-1)

5. Iowa (11-2)

6. Kansas (10-2)

7. Michigan (10-0)

8. Creighton (10-2)

9. Wisconsin (10-2)

10. Tennessee (9-1)

11. Houston (10-1)

12. Clemson (9-1)

13. West Virginia (9-4)

14. Illinois (9-4)

15. Texas Tech (10-3)

16. Louisville (8-1)

17. Missouri (9-2)

18. Virginia (7-2)

19. Duke (5-2)

20. Virginia Tech (9-2)

21. Ohio State (9-3)

22. Oregon (9-2)

23. Minnesota (10-4)

24. Saint Louis (7-1)

25. Connecticut (6-1)

Others Receiving Votes:

Alabama 173, UCLA 137, Colorado 96, Florida St. 74, Southern Cal 48, Rutgers 46, Drake 42, Michigan St. 34, Oklahoma St. 28, Arkansas 24, San Diego St. 10, Boise St. 8, Florida 7, Xavier 7, LSU 7, Northwestern 6, Tulsa 5, NC State 5, Indiana 2, Winthrop 2, Belmont 1.