Louisville's huge road win at Syracuse on Saturday nearly catapulted it back into the top five of this week's USA Today Poll. Instead the Cards - who picked up one first place vote - sit at No. 6, just behind Big East leader Georgetown.
A decisive win over Seton Hall wasn't enough impress the AP Top 25 voters, who kept Louisville at No. 10 for a second straight week. The Cards did manage to leapfrog Michigan State and move up to No. 9 in the coaches' poll.
A pair of victories and a handful of losses from teams in front of them have allowed Louisville to jump two spots to No. 10 in both sets of top 25 rankings. The Cards remain the highest-ranked team in the country with five losses.
Saturday night's five overtime loss to Notre Dame wound up not having much effect on Louisville's national ranking, as the Cards fell one spot to No. 12 in the coaches' poll and held at the same position in the AP Top 25.
Despite becoming the first team since 1989 to begin a three-game losing streak while ranked No. 1, Louisville managed to remain in the top 15 of both the Associated Press top 25 and USA Today coaches' poll for this week.