The University of Louisville basketball team will play a regular-season game on Monday night – against Connecticut - as the No. 1 ranked team in the country for the first time in school history.
The Cardinals (15-1) have won 11 consecutive games since a loss to Duke and moved into the No. 1 spot in the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches polls on Monday following a weekend of upsets.
U of L made the jump after then No. 1 Duke lost at N.C. State and No. 2 Michigan also lost on Sunday at Ohio State. The Cardinals are just ahead of Indiana in both polls followed by Duke, Kansas and Michigan.
The only other time U of L has been ranked No. 1 in any poll was the final regular-season poll of the 2008-09 season. The Cardinals won the Big East Tournament and moved into the No. 1 spot heading into the NCAA Tournament.
The Cardinals began this season ranked No. 2 before the loss to Duke.
U of L plays at Connecticut tonight at 7 o’clock.