Immediately behind U of L is the team that knocked the Cards off in the 2010 national title game, Akron. Louisville will open its season on Aug. 27 against No. 6 UCLA, and its non-conference schedule also includes meetings with No. 3 North Carolina, No. 9 Michigan, No. 15 Ohio State and No. 17 Indiana.
Big East foes Connecticut and Notre Dame also made appearances in the rankings, checking in at No. 8 and No. 12, respectively.
The soccer Cards will take the field for the first time this Sunday in an exhibition game at St. Louis.