Louisville ranked No. 9 in preseason poll

Louisville is ranked No. 9 in the preseason USA Today Coaches poll.

The University of Louisville men's basketball team will start the season again among the top 10 teams in the country.

The Cardinals have been ranked No. 9 in the preseason USA Today Coaches poll.

U of L is one of four ACC teams in the top 10, including No. 3 Duke, No. 6 North Carolina, No. 8 Virginia and the No. 9 Cardinals.

U of L returns five key players from last year's team that won 31 games and lost in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA. The Cardinals won the national title two years ago and the season before that made it to the Final Four.

The Cardinals will open the season on Sunday at 2 o'clock with the first of two Red-White scrimmages. The Cardinals will also have a scrimmage on Oct. 26.

U of L will also play two exhibition games before the first game of the regular-season on Nov. 14 against Minnesota in Puerto Rico.

Kentucky is ranked No. 1 and Arizona checks in at No. 2.


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