Cardinals return to AP Top 25

For the first time this season, the University of Louisville's basketball program is ranked among the nation's top teams. Road victories over nationally-ranked Pittsburgh and Marquette have vaulted Louisville into the AP Top 25

After beginning last year ranked among the nation's elite and quickly falling from the national polls, this year's University of Louisville men's basketball team has done just the opposite. For the first time this season, Rick Pitino's Cardinals are ranked in the Associated Press Top 25.

Louisville (19-8; 9-4) is currently enjoying a three-game winning streak, including wins on the road last week against nationally ranked Pittsburgh and Marquette. The Cardinals entered the AP poll at No.20 and gives the Big East Conference five top 25 teams. Pittsburgh, Georgetown, Marquette and West Virginia are also in the latest rankings.

The Cardinals have three regular season games remaining. St. John's will visit Freedom Hall on Wednesday night in the team's only outing this week. U of L will travel to Connecticut on Sunday and close the regular season a week later at home against Seton Hall.

Louisville topped (#26) the list of other school's receiving votes in the latest Coaches Poll.

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