The Cardinals suffered easily the biggest drop of the week, falling from No. 6 to No. 14. Frankly, they're lucky they didn't fall further than they did.
When they win games, they look like the best team in the country. Louisville's 11 victories have come by an average of 29.2 points per game. Even against a brutally soft schedule, that's quite impressive.
However, this team has only played two games against teams worth mentioning (sorry, Southern Miss) and lost them both.
There's no particular shame in losing at Kentucky. It's going to happen to a lot of teams this season. But the Cardinals didn't even look good in the process.
Julius Randle ate them alive in the first half, and they were unable to capitalize on his absence for virtually the entire second half. Chane Behanan looked like he hadn't seen a basketball in six months, committing silly turnovers and fouls and just generally appearing to be lost on the court all game.
(Behanan was also dismissed from the team on Monday afternoon, according to Kenny Klein of GoCards.com, so things could be getting worse for Louisville before they get better.)
Perimeter defense was one of the Cardinals' biggest strengths last season, but that hasn't been the case in their two losses. They combined for 11 steals in the two games after averaging 10.7 per game last year. Marcus Paige scored 32 in their loss to North Carolina. James Young, Andrew Harrison and Aaron Harrison combined for 46 on Saturday.
The particularly concerning thing is that the percentage of those points scored on three-point attempts was quite minimal. Not only were Russ Smith and Chris Jones unable to create a lot of steals, but they haven't been able to keep their men from driving past them to the rim.
Louisville is still in decent shape in the polls because of how high it was a week ago. However, if this was the first poll of the season, I'm not so sure it would even be in the Top 20. This team has a lot to prove in conference play.