Cards No. 1 in Both Polls

01/14/2013 11:58 AM

As expected, the University of Louisville took over the No. 1 spot in both the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches Top 25 poll after walloping South Florida 64-38 on Saturday. That impressive win, combined with losses over the weekend by previous No. 1 Duke (N.C. State) and previous No. 2 Michigan (Ohio State) catapulted the Cards, 15-1 overall and 3-0 in Big East play, to the No. 1 ranking.

But not everybody is on board with the Cards as the nation’s numero uno right now. CBS Sports has Duke as its No. 1, citing that the Blue Devils have played a tougher schedule than UofL and beat the Cards head-to-head (although without Gorgui Dieng).

CBS Sports writers Jeff Goodman and Garry Parrish went back-and-forth with Cards fans all morning on Twitter, saying that Duke’s overall body of work takes precedence over the fact they lost over the weekend and Louisville didn’t. So what say you? Should rankings be more about a team’s most recent performance or it’s total resume? Tony Vanetti and I will discuss tonight on cn|2 Sports at 6:30 and 10:30 p.m.

Of course, all of this will be a moot point if UofL doesn’t take care of business tonight at UConn. The Huskies, under interim coach Kevin Ollie, have been one of the surprises of the Big East thus far, winning a tough road game at Notre Dame on Saturday. The Cards are 6.5 point favorites over UConn.


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