This basketball weekend just keeps getting better, guys. With both Duke and Michigan losing their first games of the season this weekend (along with Arizona and Wyoming, who were also undefeated), it’s looking like Rick Pitino and the Cardinals (which suddenly sounds like the name of a bad cover band) are poised to take the number one ranking tomorrow. If that happens, it will be the first time Louisville has been ranked #1 during a regular season game.
Louisville’s lone loss this season came from Duke, although it should be noted that the Cards were playing without Gorgui Dieng. Similarly, Duke’s loss Saturday at the hands of NC State came with Ryan Kelly out with an injury. This past week, Louisville absolutely dismantled South Florida and Seton Hall to start Big East play 2-0.
You know what both teams unfortunately have in common? They beat Kentucky. Ugh.