Winners of 14 of their past 16 games, and sitting atop the Conference USA league standings, the Cardinals travel to Milwaukee this Thursday to face Marquette (17-7, 5-6). Playing without senior point guard Travis Diener, Louisville dispatched the Golden Eagles 99-52 Jan. 26 in Freedom Hall.
The Cardinals will return home this Saturday to face Saint Louis (6-17, 4-7).
C-USA members Charlotte and Cincinnati, ranked No's. 23 and 24 this week, also made the poll. Louisville has beaten the Bearcats twice this season, while the Cardinals will face the 49ers March 3 in Louisville.