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BOZICH BLOG: Buckeyes Favored To Make Louisville Number One

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Rick Pitino's Louisville team can move to Number One if Ohio State beats Michigan Sunday. Rick Pitino's Louisville team can move to Number One if Ohio State beats Michigan Sunday.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – DeShaun Thomas is Ohio State's leading scorer. He averages more than 20 points per game and he'll take double the field-goal attempts of any of his Buckeyes' teammates.

Aaron Craft is the point guard. Lenzell Smith Jr. is the second-leading scorer. LaQuinton Ross is the X-factor.

Why the scouting report on Thad Matta's team?

Because if Ohio State (12-3) topples unbeaten Michigan in Columbus today there will be no unbeatens left in college basketball and Louisville jumps to Number One in the next edition of the weekly polls on Monday.

The Cards are third in the AP poll and fourth in the USA Today coaches' poll. But Duke (number one) and Arizona (fourth AP, third USA Today) have already lost this week. Indiana, fifth in both polls, figures to jump at least Arizona.

What is the forecast?

Vegas favors Ohio State by two points. Pomeroy and Sagarin only have the Buckeyes on top by one.

The game tips at 1:30 p.m. on CBS. The loser will be the sixth Top 25 team to fall this weekend.

U of L has not been ranked Number One in the AP poll since the final week of the 2008-09 regular season when the Cards earned 45 first-place votes to finish ahead of North Carolina, which won the NCAA title.

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