The University of Louisville checks in at No.7 in the just released USA Today Coaches Top 25 preseason poll. It's the highest preseason ranking for the Cardinals this year and the second highest preseason ranking in program history. Baseball America ranked U of L No.4 prior to the 2013 season.
Other preseason rankings:
No.9 Perfect Game
No.12 Baseball America
No.12 Collegiate Baseball
The ACC has five schools in the coaches preseason poll. Leading the way for the ACC is 2014 national runner-up Virginia at No. 2, followed by the seventh-ranked Cardinals, No. 12 Florida State, No. 14 Miami and No. 15 North Carolina while Georgia Tech and Clemson are among the teams outside the top 25 receiving votes.
The Cardinals open the season in the Clearwater (Fla.) Tournament from Feb 13-15 with games against Alabama State, South Florida and nationally-ranked Cal State Fullerton. Louisville's home opener is Feb. 18 against in-state foe Eastern Kentucky.
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