LOUISVILLE, Ky. – It was announced Monday afternoon that University of Louisville women’s basketball (14-0) has moved up to No. 2 in the Associated Press poll following its 73-51 win at Duke on Sunday.

The Cardinals, who are joined by NC State and Ohio as the only undefeated teams in the country, received 10 first place votes and 708 points, just shy of Notre Dame’s 12 first place votes and 715 points. Connecticut is third with three first place votes and 701 points, with Baylor (five first place votes, 687 points) and Oregon (616 points) rounding out the top five.

It equals the highest ever ranking for Louisville in the AP poll. They also moved up to No. 2 a year ago following the 100-67 win over Notre Dame at the KFC Yum! Center.

Louisville and Notre Dame are joined by three other ACC teams in the top 25 poll – North Carolina State (8), Syracuse (12) and Florida State (22).

On Thursday night at Notre Dame, it will be a battle of No. 1 vs. No. 2 as the top ranked Fighting Irish host the Cardinals. The game will tip off at 7 p.m. ET and will air on ESPN.

Last season, Louisville swept Notre Dame with the win at the KFC Yum! Center and a 74-72 victory in the ACC Tournament Championship game.

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