Jan 14, 2013, 3:09 PM EDT
We posed the question last night: Now that there are no more undefeated teams, who will be the No. 1 team in the country?
On Monday, we got our answer: Louisville.
The Cardinals got 36 of the 65 first-place votes, climbing to No. 1 in the polls for the first time since the final poll of the 2009 season.
But if there is any indication how wide-open it is at the top this year, five teams received at least one first-place vote — No. 2 Indiana, No. 3 Duke, No. 4 Kansas and No. 5 Michigan. And it deserves mention that the next three teams in the rankings — Syracuse, Arizona and Gonzaga — all have just one loss as well.
The full top 25 can be found here.
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- No. 2 Gonzaga gets past No. 11 UCLA to advance to Elite 8 0
- Sources: Rick Barnes not expected to return to Texas 6
- Steve Lavin and St. John’s ‘mutually agree’ to part ways 1
- No. 2 Arizona pulls away from No. 6 Xavier, setting up West regional final rematch 0
- No. 3 Notre Dame knocks off No. 7 Wichita State to get to the Elite 8 17
- Tradition of success through change raises expectations at Xavier 1
- Sweet 16 Preview: The top 16 players left in the tournament 11
- Kentucky’s John Calipari is the National Coach of the Year, and it’s not close (36)
- Kentucky responds to Daxter Miles Jr.’s pregame comments (30)
- Updated tournament records: Kentucky moves SEC above .500 (23)
- West Virginia freshman on Kentucky: ‘They’re going to be 36-1′ (20)
- NCAA’s Mark Emmert calls Indiana’s religious freedom bill ‘especially concerning’ (20)