Louisville moves up five spots in AP to No. 14

The University of Louisville (14-3, 3-1) used a 69-66 road win over then No. 18 Cincinnati to vault five spots in this week's Associated Press poll to No. 14.

Rick Pitino's University of Louisville (14-3, 3-1) basketball team is finally getting healthy for the first time this season and as a result the Cardinals are climbing in the national polls.

Fresh off a 69-66 victory on the road against Cincinnati, in which the Cardinals trailed by 17 in the first half, Louisville climbed five spots in the Associated Press poll from No. 19 to No. 14 this week.

Riding a three-game winning streak, the Cardinals now come back home for three straight games at Freedom Hall against East Carolina, Tennessee and No. 25 Marquette. Louisville has faced three members of this week's Top 25, Iowa, Kentucky and Cincinnati and has gone 1-2 in those games.

Cincinnati fell two spots to No. 20 and Marquette climbed into this week's poll at No. 25.

Illinois and Kansas remained No. 1 and No. 2 this week.

ASSOCIATED PRESS POLL

1. Illinois
2. Kansas
3. Wake Forest
4. Duke
5. Oklahoma St.
6. North Carolina
7. Syracuse
8. Kentucky
9. Boston College
10. Washington
11. Gonzaga
12. Georgia Tech
13. Arizona
14. Louisville
15. Texas
16. Connecticut
17. Mississippi St.
18. Oklahoma
19. Michigan St.
20. Cincinnati
21. Pittsburgh
22. Alabama
23. Iowa
24. Wisconsin
25. Marquette


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