The University of Louisville football team lost some key pieces to the defense last season, but the Cardinals still have at least two potential all-league players on that side of the ball.
Rankins tied for the second-most votes received at defensive, while Burgess was the third top vote-getter among linebackers.
The team was selected by a vote of 163 media members, many of whom attended theACC Football Kickoff earlier this week at Pinehurst Resort. Clemson leads all schools with five selections to the 2015 All-ACC preseason team. Florida State and Virginia Tech each placed four student-athletes on the 2015 All-ACC preseason team, while Pitt had three selected.
Both players were in attendance at the media days and are also on three preseason watch lists.