Louisville moves to No. 1 in both polls

Associated PressJanuary 14, 2013 

Louisville's Peyton Siva went up for a basket over Kentucky's Nerlens Noel in December, 2012. The Cardinals defeated the Wildcats 80-77 in the KFC Yum Center in Louisville.

Louisville's Peyton Siva scored over Kentucky's Nerlens Noel on Dec. 29, 2012. The Cardinals defeated the Wildcats 80-77 in the KFC Yum Center in Louisville.

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    Louisville vs. Wichita State/Kentucky winner

    When: TBA
    Where: Indianapolis
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    Records: Louisville 31-5 (15-3 AAC)

Louisville, taking advantage of weekend losses by Duke and Michigan, is No. 1 in The Associated Press' college basketball poll.

This is just the second time the Cardinals have the top ranking. They were No. 1 in the final poll of the 2008-09 season.

Louisville (15-1) moved up from No. 3. The Cardinals have won 10 straight games since losing to Duke in the championship game of the Battle 4 Atlantis.

In a poll with five teams receiving first-place votes, Louisville was No. 1 on 36 ballots from the 65-member national media panel Monday. Indiana, which jumped from fifth to No. 2, drew 13 first-place votes. Duke, which dropped two spots to third, had 14.

No. 4 Kansas and No. 5 Michigan, which had been second, each got one first-place vote.

Oregon, VCU, UCLA and Marquette joined the poll this week.

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