Louisville hoops now ranked No. 1

Rick Pitino

The University of Louisville basketball team will carry the No. 1 ranking into Monday's game against Connecticut. The Cardinals moved up into the No. 1 ranking in both the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches polls.

The University of Louisville basketball team will play a regular-season game on Monday night – against Connecticut - as the No. 1 ranked team in the country for the first time in school history.

The Cardinals (15-1) have won 11 consecutive games since a loss to Duke and moved into the No. 1 spot in the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches polls on Monday following a weekend of upsets.

U of L made the jump after then No. 1 Duke lost at N.C. State and No. 2 Michigan also lost on Sunday at Ohio State. The Cardinals are just ahead of Indiana in both polls followed by Duke, Kansas and Michigan.

The only other time U of L has been ranked No. 1 in any poll was the final regular-season poll of the 2008-09 season. The Cardinals won the Big East Tournament and moved into the No. 1 spot heading into the NCAA Tournament.

The Cardinals began this season ranked No. 2 before the loss to Duke.

U of L plays at Connecticut tonight at 7 o'clock.

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