It's a 27-2 start for Louisville basketball

The University of Louisville basketball programs - men and women's teams combined - are off to a 27-2 start to the new season. The Cardinals are one week into ACC competition and have just one loss in men's play and one in women's play.

There are three teams with men's and women's basketball teams ranked among the top 10 in the college basketball Associated Press polls this week.

And yes, one is the University of Louisville.

The men's and women's teams at U of L are a combined 27-2 to start the season and join Texas and Kentucky as the only schools both in the top 10.

U of L men's coach Rick Pitino has the Cardinals at 13-1 heading into a Wednesday night contest at home against Clemson. The Cardinals are 1-0 after a win at Wake Forest on Sunday.

The Cardinals are ranked No. 5 in the AP poll and were a No. 2 seed in the new ESPN.com bracketology that was released earlier today.

Pitino said his team is still a "work in progress," noting they need to shore up some things in the middle to catch up to the top teams in the country.

"I don't think we are anywhere near Duke or Virginia right now, to be honest with you, even though we are ranked with them," Pitino said on Monday.

Walz has the U of L women - the year after losing three to the WNBA Draft - at 14-1 after winning two straight ACC games - against Georgia Tech and Pittsburgh.

The U of L women are now No. 6 in the AP poll. The Cardinals play on Sunday at Wake Forest.


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